Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” and “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP The Best” for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system has shipped over 3.5 million copies combined in Japan.
Since being released in March of 2008, this title has continued to be an exceptionally strong selling PSP title, earning the distinction of being the best selling PSP title of 2008 in Japan. Since going on sale in October of last year, the “Best version” of “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” has gone on to ship over 1 million copies, further extending the life of this long-running hit, and making “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” the first PSP game that has shipped over 3.5 million copies.
The “Monster Hunter” franchise is a series of hunting action games that allow players to experience the thrill of hunting huge ferocious monsters in an expansive natural environment. Another characteristic of the series is the distinctive cooperative play that lets friends work together to bring down the games’ huge, fearsome monsters as a team. This groundbreaking gameplay style has enabled brand new kinds of communication in games.
The latest addition in the “Monster Hunter” series, “Monster Hunter 3(tri-)”, will bring the beloved feel and gameplay of the series back to home consoles starting on August 1, 2009 (in Japan). The latest “Monster Hunter” will become the first third-party game to be bundled and sold with the Nintendo Wii in the “Monster Hunter 3(tri-)” special pack. Also, a number of special preview events will be held in July, giving players a chance to experience the game before it is released. In addition, ‘Monster Hunter Festa ’09’, will be held in August and will bring fans of the game together in celebration of all things “Monster Hunter”.
Capcom will continue to advance its multiplatform strategy and aim for the highest profitability possible by bringing high quality gaming experiences to the largest world-wide audience possible.