The PSP has recorded its biggest weekly hardware sales in Japan since its 2005 launch, thanks to Monster Hunter Portable 3rd's. In its first five days, covering December 1 through December 5, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold 2,146,467 units. The game also gave a huge boost to PSP hardware sales. Over the week, PSP sold 326,639 hardware units, 4.31 times more than previous week. Both the software and hardware figures are new records for the PSP in Japan.
Sony and Capcom also released a special Monster Hunter PSP system with slight hardware redesigns based of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd play. No data on how many of those were sold on the week.