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Monster Hunter becomes Capcoms fastest-seller

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has become Capcom’s fastest-selling game of all time. The PSP RPG has shipped 3m copies in Japan in 17 days, bringing worldwide sales of the series up to 16m. Sales of the PSP quadrupled following the game’s release. Monster Hunter has also helped set a new …

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JAPAN: PSP sales quadruple

PSP sales rose by more than 400 per cent in Japan this week after Capcom’s Monster Hunter Portable 3rd hit shelves. Sony sold 325,528 PSPs from November 29th to December 5th, up from 75,689 the week before, VG247 reports. The spike in sales is due in part to the Monster …

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Monster Hunter storms Japan

The commercial popularity of Capcom’s Monster Hunter series shows no sign of abating with news that the latest release in the series has got off to a tremendous start in Japan. 1UP reports that PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has shifted 2,146,467 copies in its first five days on …

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JAPAN: New PlayStations incoming

Sony has announced a raft of new hardware SKUs for the Japanese market, and chief amongst them is a 320GB version of the Classic White PS3 first announced in July. It will cost 34,980 and will launch on October 21st. Andriasang also reports that while a Candy Pink PS3 is …

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Square announces Monster Hunter rival

Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced a brand new action title for the PSP called Lord of Arcana. The title sees players being plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana”. Combat is …

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Capcom profits plummet 73%

Capcom has suffered a 73.1 per cent drop in profits over the last twelve months. The Resident Evil publisher saw net sales fall to 2.17 billion Yen (16m), down from eight billion Yen (60m) the year before. Sales decreased from 91.8 billion Yen (679.7m) to 66.8 billion Yen (494m), a …

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Capcom sales up 15 per cent

Capcom’s net sales for the quarter ending June 30th has hit 16,352 million yen ($1.07 billion), a rise of 14.5 per cent when compared to the same period last year. The Resident Evil publisher also saw operating income leap 43.5 per cent to 2,978 million yen, with net income hitting …

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JAPAN: Monster Hunter fever returns

Whilst its appeal in the West can probably still best be described as niche, the Monster Hunter series seemingly has no limits in Japan as the latest instalment has again secured best-selling status. Monster Hunter Portable 2G has already sold over a million copies in Capcom’s native Japan after just …

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Capcom explains Monster Hunter switch

As reported by MCV earlier today , one of a number of announcements at Nintendo’s recent press conference was that Monster Hunter 3 will be a Wii-only title – and now Capcom has explained the reasons for its change of heart. Having previously been a PlayStation-only series, Monster Hunter 3 …

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Capcom explains Monster Hunter switch

As reported by MCV earlier today , one of a number of announcements at Nintendo’s recent press conference was that Monster Hunter 3 will be a Wii-only title – and now Capcom has explained the reasons for its change of heart. Having previously been a PlayStation-only series, Monster Hunter 3 …

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