Monster Hunter Portable 3rd lifts Sony PSPs biggest weekly sales in Japan since its 2005 launch

Sony’s PSP handheld has recorded its biggest weekly hardware sales in Japan since its 2005 launch, thanks to a monster title from Capcom. Released in Japan on December 1, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd moved over 2.14 million copies in its first week on sale. But the game’s tear through Japan doesn’t stop there: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd helped shift 326,639 PSPs — a new weekly record for Japan. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is expected to be a “long seller” in Japan and should continue to power both PSP software and hardware sales.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (International name: Monster Hunter Freedom 3) is the newest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise for the PlayStation Portable system that was released in Japan on December 1, 2010.Monster Hunter Portable 3rd introduces new regions, monsters, and a revised Felyne combat system.