The Monster Hunter series is the biggest and highest selling franchise in Japan today a lot like what Call of Duty over here is. The release of a new Monster Hunter game is an annual event in Japan. Each year, thousands queue up outside shops in fevered anticipating a lot like what Call of Duty over here is. Monster Hunter is niche at best; it has a decent following of hundreds of gamers over here in the west. Monster Hunter 3 on Wii wasn’t a commercial failure but compared to the Japanese version….I think you get the point. It’s a cash cow and it’s super beneficial to the company that makes the games: Capcom. Think I’m exaggerating? Both companies make the exact same game over and over again and call it new each time, their fellow countrymen in the gaming world go on to make clones to cash in on what they did. EA with Battlefield and such and the PS Vita are flooded with Monster Hunter clones.