To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter G on Wii, Weekly Famitsu ran a small feature of the history of the series and shares the sales data of the series so far. Needless to say, the PSP games did a lot better. People keep saying that the PSP revival in Japan is largely due to the Monster Hunter Portable (MHP) series but it’s also true if you think the other way around, something MHP producer Ryozo Tsujimoto also mentioned before.
Also, according to Sinobi, Monster Hunter G looks set to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week after its 92,000 copies first day performance. Not bad for a port of a 4-year-old game.
|Monster Hunter G||PS2||20/01/05||237,393|
|Monster Hunter Portable||PSP||01/12/05||1,122,604|
|Monster Hunter 2 dos||PS2||16/02/06||692,228|
|Monster Hunter Portable 2nd||PSP||22/02/07||1,723,187|
|Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G||PSP||27/03/08||3,008,554|
Note: Sales data include budget re-release version.