Sony Computer Entertainment Japan isn't done with the PlayStation Portable. In fact, it's releasing an updated version of the PSP alongside Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, introducing a new analogue stick.
The special edition Monster Hunter styled PSP will feature an analogue stick that's slightly modified to make those epically long loot-gathering sessions more comfortable for Japanese thumbs. The black and gold Monster Hunter PSP also features the good old extended battery pack, for making those extended Monster Hunter Portable 3rd games last even longer.
That means a battery cover that sticks out a little further than the standard PSP does, which Sony might argue makes for a more comfortable grip.
The Monster Hunter Portable 3rd limited edition PSP will ship in Japan on December 1 and cost 19800 yen.