Capcom is pleased to announce that Monster Hunter Freedom 2 for the PSP? (PlayStation? Portable) system (referred to below as the PSP? system) has shipped more than 1 million units in Japan. The second installment has managed to outperform even the popular first game, to reach one million shortly after release. With the release of the Best Edition of the first Monster Hunter Freedom, the first game is also expected to exceed one million in the near future. Combined, these two titles make the Monster Hunter Freedom series the strongest game series on the PSP? system in Japan as of March 6th, 2007.
The popular Monster Hunter series of action games puts the player in the role of a fearless hunter roaming the great outdoors tracking down gigantic beasts. Players can tackle the adventure alone or join friends over a network for team cooperative action. Since the first Monster Hunter?s console release in March 2004, it cumulatively shipped over 3.7 million copies around the world as of March 6th, 2007, and has been honored with numerous awards, securing a place as one of Capcom?s premier titles.