Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 outsold Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 for the fourth consecutive week in the latest video game sales data from Japan.
Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 8,271 units between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5.
By comparison, the PS3 sold 7,232 units in the same period.
The 360 ranked two titles in the top 50 game sales, including Raiden IV at No. 38 and Tales of Vesperia at No. 46.
Microsoft this week said it will raise its sales forecast for the Xbox 360 in Japan on stronger-than-expected demand for the hardware.
Xbox 360 sales in Japan were bolstered after a price cut enacted on Sept. 1, which discounted the hardware to as low as 19,800 yen ($189).
Microsoft on Sept. 5 discounted all Xbox 360 hardware in the U.S. between $50 to $80 to spur sales.
The company this week introduced new Holiday Bundles to encourage year-end sales in the U.S.
The Xbox 360 Arcade Holiday Bundle includes Sega Superstars Tennis and five Xbox Live titles for $199.99.
The Xbox 360 60GB Pro Holiday Bundle includes Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda for $299.99.
And the Xbox 360 120GB Elite Holiday Bundle includes Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda for $399.99.