Saturday saw the launch of Monster Hunter 3G for the 3DS in Japan, a revised portable version of the Wii title, Monster Hunter Tri.
In just two days the game has sold 471,055 units, the new release contributing towards record sales week for the Nintendo 3DS with 378,114 platforms sold. That’s more than console’s launch week.
We’ve yet to hear how well the 3DS “Circle Pad” fared during the game’s launch weekend. Though we’ve been fairly pessimistic about Nintendo’s peripheral, the inclusion of a second analog is near-essential for hardcore Monster Hunter players.
The numbers are impressive but still far from the thunderous success of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP which racked 2.14 million sales within its first five days of availability.