Lots Of People Bought The New Monster Hunter PSP Bundle (Surprise!)


Last month, Sony announced a pair of special Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP bundles, titled the “Rookie Hunters Pack,” for release in February. The bundles came in two themes — a white/blue Jinogre theme, and a red/black Tigrex sub-species theme.


Both of these PSP bundles were to be released in limited supply, and came with a copy of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, all for 19,800 yen. Last week saw their release, and Japanese tracker, Media-Create had some insights to share on their sales as usual.


Total PSP sales for the week were 106,893 units. Of those, around 74,000 units were the Rookie Hunters Pack bundles. Media-Create also report that the PSP is presently supply-constrained in Japan.


Naturally, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sales saw a nice boost due to the new bundle as well. Sales of the game for the week were 93,483 units. Given Media-Create’s numbers, only around 19,483 of those people bought a standalone copy of Portable 3rd. For comparison, sales of the game the week prior were far lower at close to 28,000 units.


Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sales are now at a total of 4.2 million units. Capcom revealed in a recent investor that they feel the game could eventually reach the 5 million mark in the future.

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.