Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G may be the PSP's fastest selling game, and is well on its way to being the system's second best seller, behind Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Capcom has announced that the game has cleared 2-million units in shipment.
Portable 2nd G has been consistently selling extremely well in Japan, debuting with nearly 900k sold, then taking it another 800k over the next three weeks. The week of April 14th-20th, Media Create reported the game selling 124k more copies, bringing the total tally up to 1.7M as of April 20th.
At this rate's pace, we expect Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G to break 2-million sold in about another three or four weeks. The game has demonstrated significant staying power, and so its year-end sales should be notably higher, perhaps even approaching 3-million. Still, with a potential North American and European release still on the table, the game has a good chance of overtaking Vice City Stories as the PSP's best seller.