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Monster Hunter hits platinum and suddenly becomes attractive to rappers


They said it couldn't be done, but the PSP is about to have two platinum titles on it's hands and they both are Monster Hunter games. Capcom announced today that they have shipped 1million units of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd just weeks after the games release. In addition, the original Monster Hunter is just about to hit the same milestone shortly. The news of this makes the inevitability of a Monster Hunter 3 all too real. Now that Japan has it's killer app for PSP, let's hope more games begin to climb to this milestone and raise the low software sales on PSP in Japan.

[Via Game Watch]

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1. Wow...good job Capcom!

Posted at 9:05AM on Mar 6th 2007 by Roy

2. Nice!!!! I know that I'll be picking up a copy of MH2 when it's released in September here in the States!

Posted at 9:08AM on Mar 6th 2007 by symphony1125

3. I wasn't all that thrilled by the original Monster Hunter ... pretty average game, IMO. Many better games I'm anticipating, but great news that it is selling so well in Japan. However, the fact that *both* games are big-sellers and not much else is selling seems to indicate a love for the game rather than a bouy of life for the platform.

Posted at 10:12AM on Mar 6th 2007 by txa1265

4. I don't think the PSP was ever doing horribly in Japan, nor do I find the system is in desperate need of "a bouy of life".

The PSP is very popular, it has hundreds of games and millions of users - end of story.

Posted at 12:11PM on Mar 6th 2007 by required

5. Good news , this few month seems to be batter and batter for the PSP . Could Sony be doing the right stuff ? Man , that would be first lol

Posted at 12:47PM on Mar 6th 2007 by Alien

6. Erm sorry, but... attractive to rappers? Is there something I don't get here? :-)

Posted at 1:21PM on Mar 6th 2007 by daniel-kun

7. Sony isn't doing anything right ... they signed on some people who are doing things right! I'm playing Ratchet & Warriors now for reviews ... nice month indeed ...

Posted at 1:56PM on Mar 6th 2007 by txa1265

8. ...Monster Hunter 2nd looks amazing. My friend gets imports, and the visuals are abso-*******-lutely, amazing! Well parts of the visuals, because as you know, Monster Hunter's been known for stunning environments and stuff.

However, praise aside: I am uber pissed that part 2 doesn't support infrastructure mode! When will they get this part right? I mean, both the PS2 renditions sported netplay, so why deprive PSP of such a useful feature?

Posted at 2:02PM on Mar 6th 2007 by Kade Storm

9. Rappers?

Posted at 2:33PM on Mar 6th 2007 by mandarin

10. Amazing, should I just get this and not get the first one?

Posted at 3:27PM on Mar 6th 2007 by Tristan

11. "I am uber pissed..."

Dude, are you watching Super Gals..??

Posted at 5:22PM on Mar 6th 2007 by pixelator

12. What do rappers love?? Platinum!!!

I think that's what the pun was supposed to be... good lord folks!

Anyways, MH2 isn't hitting the states until September... that's a good ways off and I don't think that it would take that many months just to translate it.... so here's to hoping that Capcom answers the demand of infrastructure.

Posted at 9:16PM on Mar 6th 2007 by symphony1125

13. "Platinum" = bling. That's the "rappers" reference. Super obscure =(

Posted at 9:43PM on Mar 6th 2007 by vR

14. "12. "Platinum" = bling. That's the "rappers" reference. Super obscure =("

Dunno, maybe it's an American thing. I got it.

Posted at 12:18AM on Mar 7th 2007 by NeverSage

15. ...ah shit! Guilty as charged, Pixelator.

Hey, maybe the US release will sport infrastructure, and the Japs will get it via online patch. I mean, it already has the download service going, so why not?

Posted at 3:46AM on Mar 7th 2007 by Kade Storm

16. this game will never be the great game that it is capable of being without multiplayer infrastructure. period! (turning green)

Posted at 1:10PM on Mar 7th 2007 by StMadnes

17. Unfortunately, the sad thing is that once again Sony's deceptive use of 'shipments' when everyone else uses 'sales' tells a tale. The game is *not* platinum, it has sold

Posted at 8:53AM on Mar 9th 2007 by txa1265

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