PlayStation Portable Sales Skyrocket with MHP3’s Release

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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.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. to be honest i dont know why pachter gets so much attention. he doesn’t look like he has played video games for long if at all. and he wrong nowa days more than he is right. yet he gets his own show on gametrailers and attention from every other gaming site.

  2. Splitting Void December 8, 2010 @ 03:54

    PSP will always be rockin in Japan, Pachter’s probably looking mostly at American numbers. Anyway, I think Sony needs to acquire a good-quality, full-of-features Monster Hunter title exclusive to PS3. That would sell extremely well in Japan and it would probably do great in America. In fact, I think it would be a perfect time for them to do that, because if Capcom did it before releasing MHP3 for PSP, the PSP game wouldn’t sell that well after most fans already buy one for PS3, but if they announce one for PS3 to be released next year, people would buy it even if they bought MHP3 if the PS3 game had more features, better graphics, and large-party multiplayer.

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