New Monster Hunter ships 2 million in a week, nearly 1.7 million sales first day

A new Monster Hunter game is selling very well in Japan; surprised? Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Freedom 3 on PSP has shipped two million in the east in its first week out. Nearly 1.7 million sales were made on the first day, which is a pretty incredible amount.

Capcom issued a statement saying: “The combination of returning fans and all-new ones allowed us to ship a record-breaking two million units in the first week.”

Given the success on a handheld that’s on its way out, what will be the next move for the Freedom games? 3DS? PSP2?