Here’s How Many Hunter’s Model PSPs Sold Alongside Portable 3rd

By Ishaan . December 10, 2010 . 11:29am

Earlier this year at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony and Capcom announced a new Monster Hunter Portable 3rd branded PSP-3000 model, with its very own serial number: PSP-3000 MHB, for 19,800 yen.


Beyond just aesthetic changes, the “Hunter’s Model” PSP also comes with an improved concave analog nub, as well as a higher-capacity battery, which means longer hunting sessions without the need to recharge.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that PSP sales shot up during the week of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd’s release, climbing to an astounding 323,653 units. What’s interesting is that about half that number consisted of Hunter’s Model PSPs, which sold 166,000 units during the week.


Every single one of those Hunter’s Model buyers had to buy the game separately as well — the Hunter’s Model pack only includes the PSP itself, not the actual game.

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  • I guess thats a wise way to increase the number of units sold…not including the game itself. I wonder if the unit will come out, outside of JPN?

    • thebanditking

      Let me save you the trouble of wondering, no. MH is just not popular enough outside of Japan and with the PSP not being in the best place in western markets unless its God of War or Metal Gear I would not expect to see Sony do much of anything else with PSP limited editions.

      • We got Madden and that Hannah Montana ones…so I cant imagine MH sells less than those games…

        • You have no idea how many pre-pubescent teenage girls begged their parents for a Hannah Montana PSP

          • Speaking of Hannah Montana makes me sad, I cant believe its over, the soundtracks and show was so awesome! The songs made me feel like a Rock Star, and that we could go Pumpin Up The Party since We Got the Party With Us and that This is the Life with Nobody’s Perfect but we could enjoy The Best of Both Worlds!

          • And I can’t believe I’m reading this O_O.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            I think you made a mistake on this post…..the Tiger Beat Forums are like over that way ——————————————->

          • WonderSteve

            Are you trying to be sarcastic?

            Maybe my sarcasm detector needs a tune up.

          • alundra311

            @Ashgail: I can’t believe I’m reading this too. I don’t even know if he’s joking or serious. o_O

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  • Barrit

    On the sides where your hands go look like those pieces protrude out. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that kind of like the older PSP models?

    Another interesting thing to add to this is the Monster Hunter 3rd Accessory Set doesn’t fit the Monster Hunter Model since it’s a little different than the normal 3000’s body. If I had one of the MHB models, I wouldn’t want to cover it up anyways. I guess that’s good news for the rest of us who will want to Monster Hunter out or PSPs since we never get the cool models from Japan.

    • tubers

      And since it’s matte finish no fugly finger prints xD Not much compared to that cheap A glossy finish xD

      • Barrit

        Damn you’re right. I have a silver PSP and never had that problem. I just looked up pics of the standard 3000 model and I see what you mean. ack, that’s gotta suck trying to keep it clean

        • It wasn’t necessarily that bad unless you have greasy ass hands. :I Lay off the chicken bucket and things should be alright.

        • Exkaiser

          I have a white 3000 and it doesn’t collect fingerprints, though black is more prone to showing them in general.

    • thebanditking

      Yeah it does look like both sides are bumped out but the one side has to be that way to house the larger capacity battery, so it was a good idea to have both sides be level.

  • jotun_of_greed

    well, at least this thing is still roaming around asia, i saw a couple of those in singapore

  • PrinceHeir

    “Every single one of those Hunter’s Model buyers had to buy the game separately as well — the Hunter’s Model pack only includes the PSP itself, not the actual game”

    what the? greedy much capcom? though good to see it’s selling well their. now please make a Onimusha 5, Strider, or a Monster Hunter PS3 would be nice

    • Heh I laughed at that too but honestly you’re surprised? For the commerical companies, video games is a business first, entertainment second and since Monster Hunter was going to be a big seller in Japan, it made sense for Capcom to sell it seperately rather then have it as part of a bundle and lose out on some profit.

      Onimusha 5 and Strider 3? Yeah gonna be a long wait for them (if ever) since they (in theory) wouldn’t be huge sellers compared to other Capcom titles they are bringing out in the future.

      A Monster Hunter PS3 I could see when they get around to doing a PSP2 version (just a hunch).

  • Where ? I want to buy it , please tell me where you saw it .

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