For many years, the Monster Hunter franchise was synonymous with PlayStation, having gotten its start on the PlayStation 2 and selling huge numbers on the PlayStation Portable (in Japan at least). - PSLS
Do they not want money?
Have you heard of Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil 6, and DmC? Of course they dont want money, they made specific choices to make sure they get less money with their games and series
I find it extremely odd how a person from N4G could probably lead this company better than their actual boss. I mean, what idiot decided that it would be a good idea to use the 3DS, the weakest current platform, as the main platform for Monster Hunter 4? They could have AT LEAST put it on the Wii U. But, Capcom is just too stupid.
They just can't achieve what fans want. That's why they choose that path. I don't overreact about these games. Same goes for call of duty and assassin creed will join them if they continue releasing only story game. They need to make a new interesting gameplay to avoid that fate..
@Shoryuken The same idiot who realized it's the only handheld that might sell DS numbers and realized it it's huge in Japan, coincidentally where Monster Hunter is popular. OT. While I hate Capcom for doing this, I also understand it. They see Vita as not having sold enough units to get the MH sales they want. What I don't understand is that Capcom fells to see Monster Hunter is also a console selling game. PSP sales jumped up every time one was released, in spit of the fact millions of PSPs had already been bought. Putting it on Vita would move units and make the platform more successful. Monster Hunter would sell millions regardless of which handheld its on.
Get over it! MH is a success on 3DS... it'll never go back to PlayStation... And yeah... they love money, that's why MH is on the best selling system in Japan right now...
Meh, I don't care, Soul Sacrifice more then makes up for it.
This illustrates what I've been saying for a long time; Sony needs to throw more money at big third party developers. You can't expect companies like Activision to not put a thrown together POS like COD:D if you don't take the opportunity to initiate the game ahead of time and help them cover expenses of development. You can't expect something like Monster Hunter to not be wooed or made contractually exclusive by Nintendo (a handheld and Japanese giant). It's great that they're trying to open up their new systems a bit more. But they still need to be very active with the biggest developers/publishers.
Other devs are flocking to fill the gap. We may simply end up with a superior hunting game in the end. Soul Sacrifice already surpasses MH in some respects, and there will definitely be more similar games to follow including a Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2, I hope) And who knows? Capcom could simply put Dragom's Dogma on Vita. That game is 80% MH.
We are getting god eater 2 which looks really good just like Toukiden its just a matter of time till someone catches up to Capcom no1 stays on top forever.
I agree. Capcom clearly doesn't care about keeping their top spot. If the next Soul Sacrifice has a higher budget and is open world, it could completely end the need for a Monster Hunter on Vita.
I was disappointed with Tri and the demo for MH3U is lackluster, just more of the same. The silver lining to Capcom ditching PS owners is that we now have this influx of great hunters. Ragnarok is a good game, Ace promises to be even better. SS is excellent. Toukiden looks the business.
yea i have Ragnarok Odyssey, and also getting Soul Sacrifice next week so i'm not gonna lose any sleep if they want to keep making stupid decisions.
Soul Sacrifice is amazing, indeed.
I have no plans to really respect crapcom lately.
Agreed! It's hard to respect a company that turns their back to the fanbase that helped catapult the MH series. Either way Soul Sacrifice is way better anyway....could really care less if they make a MH game for the Vita at this point.
Why make a Monster Hunter Vita game, when then can make more money making a 3DS Monster Hunter game ? If you guys owned a software developer company, and wanted to invest in a handheld platform, would you guys invest in a Vita game or a 3DS game ? The question that should be asked is, if they ported the game to the Vita, could the sales justify the money wasted in that port ?
Monster Hunter is a system seller. If they released it on the Vita it would sell a shitload of units. Their decision was never about install base, because Monster Hunter creates its own install base. It was always about money. Nintendo paid Capcom a lot of money to keep Monster Hunter exclusive, that's the only reason Capcom isn't releasing it on the Vita. But just watch. Once that exclusive deal runs out Capcom is going to come running back to PlayStation for more money. But MH is being replaced by many interesting games on the Vita, and eventually MH will become irrelevant to PlayStation gamers. So in the long run, Capcom could actually be losing money because of this exclusivity.
It really doesnt matter my friend, especially with a system seller such as this. Remember, when the 3DS wasnt selling much, and the media considered it a failure? Why did capcom choose to still support the platform anyways? The way i see it, Nintendo and Capcom shook hands and millions of dollars were exchanged; its as simple as that. @Dan_scruggs Like i said,Monster hunter is a system seller, its the kind of game proven to move units, and with that, had the game released last summer along with Gravity rush it could have changed things for the vita platform. The vita is not only a superior platform, but most importantly a platform designed for this type of game; this was proven by Capcom themselves when they demoed a MH game at the vita unveil where it then was known as the ngp. Nintendo played their cards right, dropping the price along some new releases helped them overcome their predicument and please its share holders who at the time wanted Nintendo,s ips on smarphones. People on here tend to diss others with the old "i suppose you know better then the people running things at x company" Yet i cant help but come here and read the news articles on how poorly some of these very same companies are doing based on their know how decisions. Squarenix, thq, and now capcom, companies are run by people just like the ones in a hog dog stand, only difference is one doesnt try to analyze who is going to support or whom are its consumers, while the other does. Bottom line, there is no reason why this game or resident evil revelations which is coming to every single platform you could think off, except the vita, should not come to the vita. Capcom tend to make odd ball decisions and worse cant even explained to its loyal consumers why x game isnt coming to y platform. Its ridiculous to be honest, i only hope they start listening to their fans, before they start turning their backs on them like a good few have on squarenix.
Would it really hurt to make some creative decisions instead of purely financial ones? Also it helps to build up kudos amongst fans, by denying the original Playstation MH fans they have lost a lot of revenue and credibility. IMO.
I see your point, but I think in a lot of ways Capcom just makes crap decisions. I don't think it would have taken a whole lot to even port MH3U to the vita.
Yes, thats why they are the 3DS. The 3DS is the biggest selling platform in Japan and Monster Hunter sells better in Japan than the West.
Nah they would lose money. If every person who owns a Vita bought the game they could only ever get around 4 million in sales. It's just not enough. Not when you can safely release the game on the 3DS that has a 30 million install base. You need to be realistic.
So by your logic, 4 million in sales is a bad thing. And on a portable with lower development costs. Hmmmm??????? PSP had it and everybody pirated games on that system. It would fly off the shelf if it released especially in Japan. Shit, I want a proper next gen version on a console. Loved the PS2 game. Oh well, it's their decision.
In that case, they should have made one for the PSP instead of the 3DS, since they'd get around 70 million in sales from that. Or is 70 million somehow less than 30 million? You need to stop trolling. And yes, you ARE trolling, make no mistake.
Yeah they do and they got a lot of it from Nintendo.
Of course they want money. That's why Mon Hun is on a successful system like the 3DS.
They must not when they decided to cancel unannounced games and try to shove more DLC down our throats. It's like they want to go bankrupt.
Have you heard of how much better software sells on 3DS over Vita? They would likely lose money on the Vita anyway. I'm sorry, but the Vita market just isn't great right now and it isn't Capcom's job to turn it around.
I own Monster Hunter (the psp/vita version) and it's great, but Soul Sacrifice really is a great game too (from what I can tell from the massive demo). Some might say it's better. Capcom is shooting itself in the foot if the let Soul Sacrifice get the jump on them.
According to one site: Monster Hunter Tri (3DS) - 2.02 million globally Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) - 4.85 million globally If anything, they threw away millions of sales by not putting Tri on the PSP. Still, Capcom knows best!
You didn't even list Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (2ndG in Japan. It sold almost 700,000 copies on it's first week in Japan, and a year later had grossed 3.5 million. It continued to be in the top selling games for years, so that number is way larger now, not including the digital sales on PSN. Capcom makes terrible choices, and not giving the Vita a Monster Hunter is one of them. Although from a business stand point, they are trying to wait and finish their "deal" with Nintendo with MH4 before releasing the game everyone is waiting for on the Vita. It only makes the hype stronger to deny and deny. They are in danger of getting pushed out of the race by other companies though.
I'm sure nintendo has given them plenty, hence the exclusivity.
They already wanted money and that money was given by Nintendo in exchange for exclusivity. Nintendo and Microsoft are known for stealing PlayStation hits by bribing 3rd party developers. It happened with Capcom 5 during GameCube. and it did not work out well for both because its either they are too late or those games lost their relevance. But knowing Capcom once they do not meet sales expectations on Nintendo platforms they have this habit of porting them exclusives to PlayStation many times before. RE4 Viewtiful Joe RE Code Veronica RE Umbrella Chronicles RE Darside Chronicles RE Revelations and the likes but Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD was demoed during PlayStation Meeting last Jan 2011 So take Capcom's words with a grain of salt
No, I think they want profit.
This IS TARDCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! *then the president jumps into the pit instead of kicking someone else*
I don't get how third party developers expect the Vita to pick up in sell but don't support it
Only 4.5 million vitas sold. It wouldn't be worth their while bringing it to vita.
"Do they not want money?" On a Vita? Because all the money is on smartphones and 3DS, Vita is pretty much a failure.
Translation: Nintendo has paid us a lot of money to keep the handheld version of Monster Hunter exclusive to the 3DS.
you mean two businesses conducted business? what a strange concept.
Which means they're still in Nintendo's pocket.
not necessarily a bad thing too
*Which is really a bad thing too* Fixed
at least monster hunter alive on some platform
Get rid of the clowns running scamcom.
That franchise really has lost me, I hope another company just capitalizes on a similar styled game using real hardware.
"using real hardware" Yeah because MH is known as a franchise that exploits all capabilities of the system it releases on/s
Oh please...you're just being childish and bitter.
I actually agree, I was a big fan until Tri, I won't lose sleep over Nintendo keeping it.
Because as soon it's a Nintendo exclusive the quality drops, right? You don't want it anymore, right?
Lackluster hardware means lackluster software. 3ds HDS has great first party games but that's it.
@DarkHero What? So NES didn't have good games? Gamecube didn't have good games? Since PS2 was weaker than Xbox, it didn't have good games? Gameboy color didn't have good games? There is no correlation between hardware and the quality of the game.
That's Okay. We got Soul Sacrifice.
Yep, can't wait!
Sony needs to pay them more to bring it to the Vita
They made a lot from PSP days. It's just Nintendo have probably given them an offer they don't want to refuse. Comes down to money at the end of the day, 90% of the time any ways.
Who cares, we got games like Soul Sacrifice. Sony will just find the perfect alternative, and Capcom will come begging for money.
meh Soul Sacrifice is much better anyway
Is it?? Great game no doubt BUT better....mmmmmmmm no not really.
The game isn't even out in the US yet. How can you say its better if you haven't played it?
It's been out in Japan and you can import. Let alone the demo lets you play long enough to get the full idea of the entire game.
@Soldierone I got more hours of Soul Sacrifice in than in a campaign of CoD.
Can't blame Capcom for wanting to be where the money is.
theres more than enough alternatives.
Well that's a monster of a problem.
It's a backslash to their fanbase (that's not like Capcom at all right?)