Tag Archives: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 | 14:17 BST
Famitsu’s posted up some images of two new Monster Hunter bundles for the Japanese market.
One’s red, one’s blue. They include the console, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G and… that’s it.
They’re out July 23 priced ¥21,000.
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 | 20:14 GMT
Surprising precisely no one, Famitsu figures have shown Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G was the most-bought game in Japan last year, with 2,452,111 copies of Capcom’s PSP adventure moved.
Eight out of the top ten games for the year were first-party Nintendo products, the only other third-party publisher game making the big leagues being Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride from Square at 1,176,082 units sold.
Get the full top 100 after the break, courtesy of NeoGAF.
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot.
By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40.
The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday.
Speaking to 1UP, Cameron Gunn of administrators ReSolve Partners said, “We made around 140 employees redundant yesterday, effective 31 December (the date up to which they had been paid). We’re still trading on with the remaining 40 or so employees, have advertised the business for sale and have received some strong interest.”
News broke mid-December that staff had turned up for work only to be locked with a notice on the door telling them to adjourn to a nearby hotel.
Free Radical aside, other noteworthy Christmas news included confirmation that Mistwalker JRPG Cry On has been cancelled.
“AQI decided to cancel the project after analyzing the current market environment and forecasts for the future. We deeply apologize for troubling those who were awaiting its release,” said a company rep.
Cry On was apparently part of “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s triumvirate of Xbox 360 titles,” says this 1UP piece (the other two being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), and for those of you who don’t know, the game “was to be an action-RPG featuring a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack [and] character designs by Kimihiko Fujisaka.”
Full round up below.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 12:43 BST
According to this Eurogamer piece, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G will release in Europe next spring.
The title will be renamed Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
Sporting around 500 hours of monster-grappling action, the game also features four-way online co-op.
Whether or not Capcom can rack up another 2.4 million sales in Europe remains to be seen.
More through the link.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 20:05 BST
Good for you, Capcom. The new Media Create figures are in, and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G is back above Mario Kart and through the 2 million barrier. Sterling stuff. Figures are for the week ending May 18. Last week’s here. Thanks, NeoGaf.
01./02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 53,000 / 2,045,000
02./01. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 42,000 / 1,269,000
03./00. [NDS] Luminous Arc 2: Will (Marvelous Entertainment) – 41,000 / NEW
04./00. [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 (Sony) – 39,000 / NEW
05./03. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 35,000 / 2,074,000
06./00. [WII] Battalion Wars 2 (Nintendo) – 24,000 / NEW
07./13. [NDS] DS Beautiful Letter Training (Nintendo) – 15,000 / 218,000
08./04. [WII] Link’s Crossbow Training (Nintendo) – 14,000 / 156,000
09./05. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Seven Island Adventure (Bandai-Namco) – 14,000 / 147,000
10./08. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) – 10,000 / 2,989,000
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 | 15:56 BST
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 | 06:55 BST
Wow. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G moved nearly 500,000 units this week, as seen in the latest Media Creat figures. Capcom had already announced that the game had shipped over 1.5 million units for PSP, but still. Figures are for the week ending April 6.
01. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) – 488,000 / 1,369,000
02. Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin (PS2) – 228,000 / NEW
03. Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution (PSP) – 91,000 / NEW
04. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PSP) – 80,000 / NEW
05. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 5 (PS3) – 60,000 / NEW
06. Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (DS) – 58,000 / 406,000
07. Wii Fit (Wii) – 39,000 / 1,834,000
08. Tottado! Yowiko no Mujintou Seikatsu (DS) – 39,000 / NEW
09. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) – 24,000 / 1,548,000
10. Deca Sports (Wii) – 22,000 / 116,000
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 18:42 BST
According to GI, PSP smash Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G has now shipped more than 1.5 million units in Japan.
The latest in the Capcom series managed to move over 1 million copies in its first six days on sale last week.
Monster Hunter as a franchise has now sold 6.8 million copies in its entirety.
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 | 21:11 BST
The Japanese quite like Monster Hunter, it seems. In fact, the last three titles in the series are the only million sellers in PSP’s Japanese arsenal so far.
You can follow 2nd G’s progress in Japan every Friday in our Amazon worldwide sales round-up.
By Mike Bowden