It looks like Spanish-language site PS3P might have found evidence of a Monster Hunter title coming to the PSP, which 1UP has since corraborated. Entitled Monster Hunter 3rd, this would be the fourth PSP Monster Hunter title. Recently in Japan, and coming soon to America, is Monster Hunter 3 for the Nintendo Wii.
The Monster Hunter franchise has been one of the more successful franchises in Japan for Capcom, but sales haven’t always balanced out in America. With the addition of the Classic Controller PRO in a bundle in America, it remains to be seen how well the franchise will do on Nintendo’s Wii. I’m tempted to buy it just to save ten bucks on the Classic Controller PRO and give the franchise it’s first shot.