October 9, 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 2.5 Million Units
- Title on its way to becoming best selling title of 2008 in Japan -

※According to internal findings

 Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that "Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” (formerly "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G") for the PlayStation®Portable (PSP®) has shipped 2.5 million units in Japan. We are also pleased to announce that in an effort to expand the user base, we will be re-releasing this game at a budget price. Furthermore, “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” will be the first title to be compatible with the new PLAYSTATION®3 online service, "adhoc Party for PlayStation®Portable βversion".

 The "Monster Hunter" franchise is a series of action games centered on epic battles with giant monsters set in the grandeur of the great outdoors. The heart and soul of this series is the groundbreaking ability to play cooperatively with friends in order to take down enormous beasts. This feature has fostered a new level of communication and interactivity. Thanks to the overwhelming support of our many fans, this title has become a major phenomenon with people in all walks of life since its release on March 27, 2008. Also since that time, Capcom has held many Monster Hunter-related promotional events in an effort to increase the proliferation of the Monster Hunter brand and exceed fans’ needs and expectations.

In addition, we will be re-releasing this title at a more economical price. We feel that the true potential of the game will be revealed by being affordable to an even larger audience of players, elevating its true value.

 Finally, "Monster Hunter Freedom Unite" will be the first game to use Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan)’s new service that allows PSP® ad-hoc play via the PS3® online service, "adhoc Party for PlayStation®Portable βversion" which is scheduled to begin on October 30th. This service will allow Monster Hunter players all throughout Japan to connect and play together through a single network.※1

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 hope to continue meeting and exceeding the expectations of consumers with our dedication to developing solid titles for the best gaming platforms available.

※1)Depending on a user’s wireless environment and setup, "adhoc Party for PlayStation®Portable βversion" may not be compatible with this title in some cases.


【Product Details】
1. Title(1) Monster Hunter Freedom 2G
(2) Monster Hunter Freedom 2G PSP® Pack
(3) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP® the Best
2. GenreHunting Action
3. Platform PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
4. Release Date (1)(2) March 27, 2008
(3) October 30, 2008

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




* Notes (All numbers are for Japan only)

PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom" (Release Date: December 1, 2005)
  Total Units Shipped: 1,200,000(As of October 9)
PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom 2" (Release Date: February 22, 2007)
  Total Units Shipped: 2,200,000(As of October 9)
  1 Million Units Shipped: March 6, 2007 (13 days after sale date)
PSP® "Monster Hunter Freedom 2G" (Release Date: March 27, 2008)
  1 Million Units Shipped: April 1, 2008 (6 days after sale date)
  2 Million Units Shipped: April 24, 2008 (29 days after sale date)
  2.5 Million Units Shipped: October 9, 2008 (197 days after sale date)



Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(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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