Thomson Financial reports from Tokyo, Japan:
Nintendo on Wednesday won an exclusive deal in which Capcom will supply Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii exclusively. Monster Hunter 1 and 2 were PS2 exclusives and sold 4.5 million units globally.
"Due to high development cost of titles for PS3, we have decided to switch the platform to which we release our Monster Hunster 3 title," Capcom managing corporate officer Katsuhiko Ichii said.
In unveiling the exclusive deal, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that his company is now "entering the third phase of its strategy, aimed at expanding the game player population."
"I understand that some experts argue that our success is short-lived and temporary. So, we now need to make efforts to constantly expand the player base by offering services and titles that can appeal not only to those who have never played games but also to those who play them hard," Iwata said.
Industry analysts and observers have responded to this surprise announcement...