Considering the success of the previous Monster Hunter games on PSP, we're not surprised by reports of the game's incredible performance in its recent Japanese launch. "Things haven't been this lively since Smash Bros X.," an employee of the Akihabara Yodobashi Camera, itself having served a line of over 200, told Famitsu. "No, actually it's probably livelier than that. At this rate, it's possible that we'll sell out by the evening." [Via IGN]

The game has been reportedly sold out everywhere -- in mere hours, in fact. To think that the game's launch was met with as much, if not more, excitement as the latest Wii Smash Bros. game is an incredible testament to the game's selling power. Undoubtedly, this will be a very strong week for PSP in Japan (again!).

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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