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April 24, 2008
Press Release

3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
(Code No. 9697 Tokyo - Osaka Stock Exchange)

 

 

 

Capcom's "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" Ships 2 Million Units
- Much-coveted milestone makes it one of Japan's top games -


 Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" for the PlayStation®Portable (PSP®) has shipped 2 million units in Japan.

 "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" has become a runaway success thanks to the introduction of exciting new gameplay elements along with the ability to transfer data over from the previous entry in the series, "Monster Hunter Freedom 2". This hot seller surpassed all expectation with its speed in reaching the 2 million mark, and has become an instant hit with fans of the series while also attracting a wealth of new users eager for this exciting entertainment experience. Capcom plans on offering downloadable quests and holding special Monster Hunter events to thank these fans for their support and to attract new users to the exciting world of Monster Hunter.

The "Monster Hunter" franchise is a series of hunting action games centered on epic battles with giant monsters set within a fantastic natural setting. "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" gives friends the chance to hunt together using the PSP®’s ad hoc mode, and Capcom is grateful that it has been so well received by PSP® owners. Since the release of the first Monster Hunter title in 2004 for the PlayStation®2, the series has sold a total of 7.4 million units (as of April 24, 2008) and is one of our most valued titles at Capcom.

 As always, we at Capcom will continue to strive to develop new and original games that appeal to a broad audience around the world while expanding our properties for multiple platforms. We believe that by bringing the "Monster Hunter" series to multiple platforms, it will help the franchise reach an even greater number of users eager to experience its unique gameplay.

 

【Title Summary】
1. Title(1) Monster Hunter Freedom 2G
(2) Monster Hunter Freedom 2G PSP® Pack
(PSP® Slim & Lite Entertainment Pack)
2. GenreHunting Action
3. Platform PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
4. Release Date March 27, 2008

* "PlayStation" and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment.

 

 

 

   

* Notes (All numbers are for Japan only)

PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom" (Sale Date: December 1, 2005)
  Total Units Shipped: 700,000(As of April 24))
PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom 2" (Sale Date: February 22, 2007)
  Total Units Shipped: 1.8 million(As of April 24)
  1 Million Units Shipped: March 6, 2007 (13 days after sale date)
PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" (Sale Date: March 27, 2008)
  Total Units Shipped: 2 million(As of April 24)
  1 Million Units Shipped: April 1, 2008 (6 days after sale date)
  2 Million Units Shipped: April 24, 2008 (29 days after sale date)

 

 

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(Email) ir@capcom.co.jp
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108

 

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