Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, the PSP game that released just recently, has shipped in almost 3 million copies in Japan thus setting in a new record in that region. The game has become Capcom`s fastest selling game of all time. The role playing based game sold these record number of copies in just 17 days bringing in the worldwide sales of the series to a whopping 16 million. The terrific success of the game is reported to have quadrupled the sales of PSP following the games release.
Consequently, apart from becoming the fastest selling Capcom title, the game has also helped PSP achieve in a new sales record in Japan. Incidentally, the game has not been able to replicate its Japanese success in the UK although Monster Hunter Tri on Wii had spent in just a week on the UK top 10. Capcom has still not confirmed and is yet to announce whether Monster Hunter Portable 3rd will be released in the UK and Europe.