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Will Capcom find their void filled if they decide to bring Monster Hunter to the Vita?

At one time, not too long ago, Monster Hunter was a franchise synonymous with the Playstation brand. The series itself began on the Playstation 2 and was eventually moved to the Playstation Portable (PSP). However, in recent years, Capcom has made a point to cut the franchise away from Playstation entirely and send it Nintendo's way. Even to this day, the Playstation audience patiently hopes and waits some sort of news of the franchise coming to the Playstation Vita. (Capcom, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP)

GamerEuphoria  +   1023d ago
It would certainly attract people to the system that's for sure!
lodossrage  +   1023d ago
I'd never question if against the series not bringing more fans in. I do question how many would be left with so many games starting to take its place.
himdeel  +   1023d ago
Hell yeah! They shot themselves in the ass only bringing it to Nintendo systems in Japan.
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   1023d ago
3DS is a far better fit for this franchise. The hardware numbers alone leave Vita out in the cold!
Transporter47  +   1023d ago

You do realize that monster hunter on PSP sold extremely well, and to not bring it to the Vita would be a mistake for Capcom but they tend to make mistake after mistake so who knows
beakeroo1  +   1023d ago

That's gotta be by far the stupidest comment I've seen in a long time. Personally I have skipped MH on 3DS due to the hardware. 3DS is a great handheld but it's not as suitable for a hunting style game as the Vita is mainly due to the single stick.
PopRocks359  +   1023d ago

There's a peripheral for that. Besides, I have the Wii U version which does have dual sticks.
beakeroo1  +   1023d ago

Yeah I had the CPP for the original 3DS poprocks but it drastically reduced the 3DS's portability and made it look like a Franken-tendo to boot. Now add that beast to the size of a 3DS XL and the proportions are just stupid for mobile gaming.

I did play the PSP MHF games of course without a second stick but going back to 'the claw' after using a Vita is a step backwards for me.
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Mr_Writer85  +   1023d ago

PSP version of Monster Hunter games sold a combined 9 million units.

3DS Monster hunter game? 2 Million............

How is that a better fit is it sells less then the other 2? Even seperate they sold 5 and 4 million so double what they have sold on the 3DS.
raWfodog  +   1023d ago

That's your opinion but wouldn't the smarter business move on Capcom's end be to make it available on multiple platforms? I mean, if they're really going for the numbers...

It's fact that the Monster Hunter series sold very well on the PSP platform.
jukins  +   1023d ago
hell even if its japan only capcom is obviously missing out on a chance for a guaranteed cash in.
raWfodog  +   1023d ago
Maybe some Capcom execs have personal beefs with Sony. I see no sound business reason for not offering your product to as many people as possible. Either that or Nintendo paid truckload's of cash to keep the series Nintendo-exclusive.
Ult iMate  +   1023d ago
Agreed. Also Making RE Revelations only for 3DS and then for every other platform except Vita seems to proove your theory.
BrianC6234  +   1023d ago
Sounds like Capcom needs to do it unless they want to go out of business soon. Make some big money Capcom.
capjacksparrow  +   1023d ago
Vita is a hardcore gamer's platform. They would do well to bring it over.
-Falaut-  +   1023d ago
After playing Soul Sacrifice (just the demo), they can keep their MH.
lodossrage  +   1023d ago
What you just said is what the article implies. Now that other games are filling the void, Capcom may find that Monster Hunter won't get the same love it used to on Sony's handhelds.

Them taking Monster Hunter away from the Playstation brand might come back to haunt them. That's not to say there is anything wrong with them bringing it to Nintendo. But the abandoning on their part of Playstation may prove to have consequences in the times to come.
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sherimae2413  +   1023d ago
your right oni-chan
im a fan of mh since i played all the mh games on the psp even portable 3rd.....
and i wont buy a 3ds just for mh..... its really saddens me why they left out the vita.... maybe sometime in the future they will bring mh to it, but i dont think its the same way as it used to be...
cause sony themselves are filling the gap with ss, and other developers are giving mh type games to the vita
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supremacy  +   1023d ago
Capcom are like the japanese equivalent of EA and Activision, they will take the money upfront for deals.

Truth is Nintendo must had payed them a heafty sum for exclusive right, i mean the vita before launch was coming off big positive hype, and with the drought the 3DS had at the start, Nintendo was not going to take any chances and so the deal was made. Just my theory by the way.

At the PlayStation meeting where the vita was first introduced as the ngp, the monster hunter guy was up stage demonstrating how intuitive and natural Monster hunter felt on the vita, then we move to the present and the game is a 3DS exclusive which requires an add-on? i mean somethings got to give,but again its just my theory.

Another piece to the puzzle could be a personal matter between the company and its ex employee mega man creator. After his departures we all here started to see articles on how bad Capcom was treating their workers. Again just my theory.

Overall Capcom's decisions has not been well received and havent exactly been panning out like theyd hope. look at the recent sales of some of their top games, dmc, re6 and so forth, heck the latest coming out is that they have been forced to axe some internal projects and are down scaling their projections.

Capcom isnt the only the only japanese third party publisher who have been making poor business decisions over cashing in upfront from deals many dont agreed with. Squarenix, is that other, but after their ceo was forced to step down, things are already changing.

And in its Capcom's case, its no different. I believe the franchise will eventually come to the vita, when however is a different story altogether. But it would help if people spoke out, and held petitions, maybe then idk make the company consider porting or bringing the franchise over sooner than later.
miyamoto  +   1023d ago
1. Nintendo has tried and tried again to bring Capcom's PlayStation hits to their own only to find them going back to PlayStation again.

History repeats itself.

Like Square Enix, Capcom forgot who they are. and sold their souls to M$ only to find themselves losing so much.
Th4Freak  +   1023d ago
Well said and don't forget about Toukiden, God Eater 2 and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace.
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Magnus  +   1023d ago
They should release the game on both the 3DS and the Vita and bring over a new Breath of Fire game
rezzah  +   1023d ago
The problem is they can't really do a straight port because the 3DS will hold the Vita back.

People (Vita owners) will complain one way or another if the both versions are the exact same. And if Capcom decides to make improvements to the Vita version, then that'd cost more money. And anything that cost more money to capcom is a no-no.
kayoss  +   1023d ago
Capcom went downhill for me after they released street fighter 3. Capcom is the only brand where I will only buy used games. Like many who have already mention, they make games exclusives to the highest bidder. Same with the call of duty series, but I stop buying their product all together.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1023d ago
It did well on both Nintendo AND Sony portables...

Just release it on both. Double the profit!
tubers  +   1023d ago
Wonder what Nintendo offered to Capcom that made them flee from Sony's handheld.

Server and Trophy issues (MH) probably added to the stress between Sony and Capcom a while back.

It's still probably a better business decision for now to keep MH to the 3DS with mediocre graphics..

..they won't have to spend a lot for making things expansive and gorgeous w/c would be in demand for the VITA version.
WeAreLegion  +   1023d ago
Vita owners don't need Monster Hunter. Soul Sacrifice is amazing.
RuleofOne343  +   1023d ago
How does bringing a great game to a struggling handheld fill the publisher & developers void.
Th4Freak  +   1023d ago
How about read the article?
RuleofOne343  +   1023d ago
So the game was once on the other PS struggling handhelds how does going thru that again fill a void or why would they considers that it best left were theirs a big install base.
Th4Freak  +   1023d ago
I see you didn't read the article...
lodossrage  +   1023d ago
Do you even know what you're talking about?

You really should do what Th4Freak said and READ the article.

As the article states, a void was left behind when Monster Hunter left Playstation. Now, numerous companies are attempting to fill that space Capcom left vacant.

So NOW, if Capcom tries to bring Monster Hunter back to a Sony handheld, the Vita for example, they may find that these others games have taken a chunk out of their fan base.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1023d ago
YEs you didnt read the article and your just here to bash the vita. I remember you somehow in other articles. Saying negative things about PS4 and sony. Your avatar is a dead giveaway of what side you are on. trolling the PS4 is not enough and now you come here to a vita article just to troll. FYI vita is not struggling
Kingthrash360  +   1023d ago
I smell fanboy on your breath....
also, tip of the day: .....READ before you comment....otherwise your talking out your ass.
supremacy  +   1023d ago
And what exactly is your point? Monster hunter is a system seller, it doesnt need the install base Nintendo has, but Nintendo needs it to further boost its sales forecast.

Ironically, PlayStation 2's install base is what gave this game and Dmc, like onimusha their start. What companies like Capcom and squarenix have been doing is following their wallets, without much thinking about the consequences of their actions.

I bet you this, Final fantasy x will sell a truckload on the vita when it hits, and games like persona 4 golden and soul sacrifice have already sold extremely well for vita exclusives. My prediction; the series will make its way to the vita sometime down the line and even Capcom themselves will brag about it.

I just think desperate times calls for desperate measures, and by Capcom taking Nintendo's money just show how desperate they must have been. Sony did right not opening their check books as they rarely do for third party stuff anyway. They did what they have always done in this situation, invest in your own ip and hire the right people for the job which results in Soul sacrifice.
You can bet your house that Soul sacrifice 2 is being considered at this very moment.

Aside from all this there are plenty of games coming, including some we dont even know about yet. Sega, tecmo, atlus, ect thank you for all your unbiased support, it is companies like there that keep the industry in the right direction.
sherimae2413  +   1023d ago
@griever137, kingtrash360, and supremacy

i love you guys for being positive about the vita
games from sony and third party alike will just keep on coming to the vita in years to come and the haters like this guy will slowly fade away

nobody says the ps3 has no games from now on
but in its early years people always says "ps3 has no games"
they will all soon begone anyway ^_^
G20WLY  +   1023d ago
Just two quick attempts to educate you (...some hope there!):

1) officially, the PSP has outsold the X360 and PS3 worldwide. Where is this supposed "struggle" you speak of?

2) 3DS didn't have the big install base acting as a draw to Capcom when MH was made exclusive to Nintendo - MH CREATED the install base! Do you see? Like it could with Vita (or at least, could have)?

It's not that hard to understand, but I guess you need to want to understand first. :|
grassyknoll  +   1023d ago
They could have spend a fraction of the budget of Resident Evil 6 to get MH 4 on the Vita.
first1NFANTRY  +   1023d ago
this company needs to die so more competent devs and publishers can acquire all their IP's.
G20WLY  +   1023d ago
Yep, and their talented staff - it's the moneymen that ruin Crapcom, sadly.
beakeroo1  +   1023d ago
SS is a whole lot fresher, I can see me playing more of this than I would another MH game. I've played hundreds of hours of MH, it's nice to play something equally as good but different. Bring on Toukiden and God Eater.
landog  +   1023d ago
it would bring me one step closer to a vita

soul sacrifice already has me on the fence,,,ragnorok looks cool too

add in monster might not be able to wait

but honestly, those would be the only 3 games i would want on vita right now....

i want a new model with a better screen (we all know its coming sometime soon) and build in hard drive, price drop and a few more games and im in
WeAreLegion  +   1023d ago
Soul Sacrifice is phenomenal, by the way. When you get a Vita, pick up that, Gravity Rush, LittleBigPlanet, Frobisher Says (Free), Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Persona 4, EDF 2017 Portable, Touch My Katamari, and every indie title you can find. :)
Lifebanisher  +   1023d ago
Monster Hunter for the ps4 would be awesome.
H4all  +   1023d ago
i love what vita have for now

Ragnarok Odyssey / Ace
God Eater 2
Phantasy Star Online 2 ( ENGLISH PLEASE )
Soul Sacrifice

many title will come-out soon..

i love if monster hunter vita really happen..
if that happen vita will have many good title..
it will be really-really awesome..
look at vita.. it's a powerful handheld..
if really happen..
give it.. i will buy first day release..
Soldierone  +   1023d ago
They have a really small time slot right now. The games replacing it are not in full steam just yet. The only one that is, is Soul Sacrifice.

Sony made it clear they wanted it by announcing 4 or 5 games to take its place, hoping one of them has the same success.

This is why the stupid exclusive deals need to stop. You hear these guys complain all the time "its too expensive!!!" then they go and screw over their fanbases for a quick buck. Gee wonder why people are turning against companies.....
WeAreLegion  +   1023d ago
Haha. No. Soul Sacrifice is the best monster hunting game in history. Totally outclasses Monster Hunter in every way!

If you haven't played it yet...please do so. Incredible game!
kayoss  +   1023d ago
I had my doubts about soul sacrifice, but after playing the demo, I couldn't put it down. My wife got so mad that she started to bitch about it.
Protagonist  +   1023d ago
No doubt people will buy MH for the PS Vita but for me SS filled that void.
Kingthrash360  +   1023d ago
**pauses soul sacrifice demo**

void kinda filled with this DEMO its hard fir me to put it down cant.... finish... comment.....need..t...o..con.. .tin......ue.....

MasterCornholio  +   1023d ago
Void fillers: take your pick.

1. Ragnarok Odyssey
2. Soul Sacrifice
3. Phantasy Star Online 2
4. God Eater 2
5. Toukiden (thanks beaker)


I'm not a fan of monster Hunter but Capcom were real pricks. When the Vita was revealed they showed off Monster Hunter on the handheld and they claimed that the Vita was the best platform for the game due to its controls and hardware power. We fast forward to the present and Monster Hunter turned into a franchise exclusive to Nintendo handhelds/consoles.

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TronEOL  +   1023d ago
Like everyone else has been saying, it might be too late for CAPCOM and Monster Hunter on the Vita. Especially if they wait too much longer. If they release a Monster Hunter game for the Vita between Q4 2013 - Q1 2014, they'll stand a chance.

If not, I can see other games silencing it. Especially here in the West. Soul Sacrifice already has a fairly good following and it isn't even out yet. Not to mention the games already available that are like Monster Hunter, and some not yet released here.
HexxedAvenger  +   1023d ago
I'm not going to lie, Monster Hunter is my all time favorite game. I got the Vita hoping to one day see it on there. Soul Sacrifice will definitely fill the void for that. Just sucks how capcom left Sony consoles high in dry. I have it on the Wii-U/3DS but its not the same. I just hope Capcom sees that there is money to be made on the Vita. People want and are waiting for a MH, MH4 would be a good starting point. Until that day comes, I'll get my SS and look into Toukiden and God Eater 2.
Weetrice  +   1023d ago
I like this question I think it's a really good question. Here is my opinion.

Capcom has left a void in both the West and Japan so I'll give my opinion on both sides

In the west I believe Soul Sacrifice will fill up most of the void that MH have left behind. Why?
1.I felt like the game is really well suited for Western Gamers with the style and theme. It also contains an interesting lore as you read the book and do missions.
2.The game so far has 2 DLC already confirmed in Japan and are free to download and so far it’s been receiving really good support hopefully they will be out in the West on the release date. With 2 DLC out already and Soul Sacrifice has only been around for a while hopefully we’ll look forward to more upcoming DLC to keep the gaming going.
3.Many western gamers love Japanese audio and here Sony have Japanese voice packs as a dlc purchasable or comes with pre-order

In Japan I think most of the void would be filled with the games that are listed Japan has multiple of MH flavor that pretty much filled most of the void. Sega probably has taken most of the MH fans from Capcom by releasing PO2 for free on PSN and the sales for the retail has gone really well and with that momentum Sega will keep bringing out DLC to keep those fans loyal.

Soul Sacrifice also has received a good sale and good reviews with 2 DLC out already. Japan will keep looking forward to playing Soul Sacrifice.

Toukiden from Tecmo is also another interesting MH type game it is more like a Japanese theme based of MH with Japanese demons so with Toukiden Japanese fans can enjoy a theme that they can relate to and if Tecmo have enough originality to give itself I can see it filling most of the void as well.

God Eater 2 I don't know much about it but it seems like a story-based MH genre now together with all those titles Japan have different "flavors" of MH genre they can enjoy.

Also smaller companies like Alvion who created Malicious we can also see indie market come out with smaller MH genre or similar that PS Vita owners can enjoy with Sony heavily supporting the indie market.

Back to the West
WHAT IF PO2, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace & Toukiden comes into the West. If all 3 comes with a Japanese Voice Pack as a DLC then I can see hardcore JRPG fans won over already and like Japan it will probably fill up the void that MH has left.

With the titles above Japan will soon experience different flavors of MH genre and the West would have something that suits Western Gamers (SS) and if those titles come into the West it means we Vita owners will also experience different flavors of the MH genre.

If Capcom decides to bring back MH to Sony I can see it being difficult for them as most of their fanbase would be enjoying the different flavors of MH genre offered to them by those companies that took their chances to filled up the void that was left.

Well that's my opinion hope you enjoy.
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sherimae2413  +   1023d ago
i really enjoy it oni-chan
you are right in everything you have said....
too bad capcom is being selfish and greedy...
now they reap what they sow...
o-Sunny-o  +   1023d ago
Big install base or not I recall Monster Hunter 3D NOT being online. Therefore you have to buy a Wii U and a 3DS to play it online. Why Capcom why so stupid?
Tales RPG addict  +   1023d ago
Nintendo just doesn't have the strong 3rd party support like they did with the NES, and SNES when I was growing up. I LOVE Nintendo but they are only a former shell of their Former glory as SONY & MS have taken up Market Share.

I still buy all the Nintendo consoles and only certain games from them but otherwise I generally stick with PlayStation the most over my Xbox.

Nintendo needs to seriously stop MILKING their First Party Franchises as they have been doing for the past 25-30 years or at least make more than 2 console franchises per generation.

While Wii U will be in 2nd place this Generation most likely. I get the feeling that PS4 will have a greater Foothold on the Industry. Something tells me Xbox 720 is going to be the Most expensive console of Next Gen.
stragomccloud  +   1023d ago
Why would they? Monster Hunter is a system seller, and 3DS already has a big install base. It's win win for Capcom and Nintendo.
stragomccloud  +   1022d ago
How can anyone disagree with that? Those are facts!

Fact 1: Monster Hunter is a system seller.
Fact 2: 3DS has a huge install base
Fact 3: It's a mutually beneficial arrangement for both companies.

Facts aren't things one can disagree with. Regardless of whether or not you believe, be it religious where one CAN ignore reason and facts for whatever reason, or any other reason, the fact is that /facts/ hold true no matter what.
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illtornworld  +   1023d ago
If this happened the Vitas sales would increase at such a rate that itd blow up! :o Like even Sony couldn't keep Vita in demand Imagine a HD remaster on Vita.
profgerbik  +   1023d ago
So sick of hearing people bitch and whine about this game like it is the end all be all for any gamer or system.

I really don't care if it comes to the Vita or not, if it does sure better for the people can't stop obsessing over the game. I am by no means saying it isn't a good game but god damn.. It isn't as original as people try to make it seem by comparing just about every god damn game with monsters in it, to Monster Hunter..

Sadly you played one, you played them all. I guess coming from PC gaming, I just will never understand the hype Monster Hunter has simply because there were so many PC games before it that did the same shit. Of course no one ever mentions those games..

Bunch of newbies think Monster Hunter started it all or something. It isn't helping the Wii U too much right now so I don't understand why people think one game is going to save any system at this point.. You need more than one good game..
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