2 Million Units of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Shipped In One Week

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Capcom are hoping to sell somewhere in the range of 3.6 million units of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in Japan. While that might sound like a lofty goal, they’re already halfway there.


Capcom’s mammoth monstrosity is out in the wild with 2 million units already shipped — that’s shipped, not sold — in its first week alone. For the sake of comparison, it took Capcom around six months to ship 2.5 million units of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite in 2008.


They aren’t stopping with the release of Portable 3rd, however. In March 2011, Capcom plan to host the "Monster Hunter Festa ’11" which will be held in six regions in Japan and aims to raise awareness of the series as a whole.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.