CAPCOM

 
 

February 8th , 2006

Press Release

 
 

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

Capcom's PSP™ "Monster Hunter Portable" Speeds To 500,000 In Sales!

Capcom is pleased to announce that it has shipped 500,000 units of Monster Hunter Portable as of February 8, 2006, which was released December 1, 2005 for the PlayStation® Portable (PSP™), in the Japanese domestic market.

In the Monster Hunter series, the player becomes a hunter roaming a vast wildness in search of incredibly strong, powerful monsters. This Hunting Action game series, with its depth and breath-taking graphics, has garnered strong word of mouth as a game that even those unfamiliar with Hunting Action games can enjoy to the fullest. The first game in the series, Monster Hunter for PlayStation® 2, breathed new life into the action genre with its originality, eventually garnering the coveted Most Distinguished Game award at the GAME AWARDS 2002-2003.  

The PSP™ version, Monster Hunter Portable, maximizes the abilities of its hardware to allow players to fully enjoy the "Hunting Lifestyle" by adding not only new content, but also its communication functions; Ad hoc Mode for co-play together with other players and Infrastructure Mode for downloading new quests, to the series.

Furthermore, February 16 will see the release of the latest version of Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter 2 (DOS) for PlayStation® 2, hot on the heels of the overwhelmingly successful KDDI Corporation-Sponsored World Premiere Party in Tokyo's Harajuku district.

Capcom is committed to expanding its flagship brands, as well as creating original titles, that appeal to a broad spectrum of user tastes.

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[Product Information]

1. Title:

"Monster Hunter Portable"

2. Platform :

PSP™ "PlayStation Portable"

3. Genre :

Hunting Action

4. Release Date :

December 1, 2005

5. Suggest Retail Price :

5,040 Yen (Tax Included)


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About Capcom

As a worldwide leader in the gaming industry, Capcom is on the forefront of this new cutting-edge technology, and is proud to have produced a number of hit products such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. Capcom will continue to provide customers with the best possible forms of innovative entertainment in this new and exciting media.

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For additional information, please contact Capcom's support center at (+81-6-6946-3099) or visit www.capcom.co.jp.


Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office (Tanaka or Tamoto)
(Email) ir@capcom.co.jp
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-6923 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108

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