Despite what Michael Pachter may think, Sony’s PlayStation Portable is still finding ways to break its previous sales records even over five years since its release. This past week, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd released in Japan to high anticipation and a high number of sales. In fact, not only were hardware sales broken, but software sales broke as well.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold well over two million units upon release from December 1st through December 5th. This number is absolutely ridiculous and only shows how well loved the franchise is in Japan. To be honest, I’m quite blown away by the figures it was able to achieve with ease.
Furthermore, the PlayStation Portable itself managed to move over 350,000 units in that same timeframe. Obviously the release of MHP is responsible for the growth, but it’s crazy to see a system seller this late in a hand held’s life span.
It’ll be interesting to see if Pachter has any comments to add due to the sales boom.