Submitted by Desert Turtle 1127d ago | opinion piece

Will Monster Hunter 4 be a 3DS Exclusive?

Carl B. of iNintendo.net writes, "Monster Hunter is insanely popular in Japan – the series alone has made Sony's PSP relevant in the region. There's no doubt that Capcom's recently announced Monster Hunter 4 will have a huge impact in Japan, but what are the chances that this 3DS project stays exclusive to the portable? The answer may not be as clear cut as Nintendo loyalists have hoped." (3DS, Monster Hunter 4, PS Vita)

RoboSpiff  +   1127d ago
It probably wont, but i will still play it for the 3DS.
StbI990  +   1127d ago
Was 3 ever exclusive of nintendo after 3rd appeared on PSP and Ps3 destroying all the numbers wii's version did? and that solely in japan xD.
SilentNegotiator  +   1127d ago
If Capcom isn't stupid and they don't have a VERY pricey deal with Nintendo....then it won't stay exclusive. Not for long.
Corax  +   1127d ago
Capcom to me is VERY stupid. I don't understand why this game won't come to PS3. When I say that I would like to see this game made specially for the PS3 not some HD port that doesn't make it state side! Hopefully it's just they haven't announced anything yet but it still is stupid on there part. Maybe I'll be on the Vita, I would like to play this game on the go.
ThanatosDMC  +   1127d ago

Tri and 3rd are completely different from each other. Tri was great because it had underwater battles and bowgun customization but 3rd beats it in everything else.
firelogic  +   1127d ago
The presser never said it's exclusive to the 3ds. if it was, i'm sure they would have said so.
PSVita  +   1127d ago
very true. I think Capcom is probably waiting to see how the vita does before investing too much, otherwise N would have touted about it being exclusive.
Nitrowolf2  +   1127d ago
Nope. Not gonna happen knowing Capcom they will release Portable 4 G for psvita/psp
LOGICWINS  +   1127d ago
I like how people rarely show interest in Monster Hunter on N4G...but when the possibility of it being exclusive to one console arisis, the crap hits the fan.
SilentNegotiator  +   1127d ago
This isn't a forum board. People discuss Monster Hunter when news arises or an article comes along.

At the time you're posting this comment, the article was at 80 degrees or less, so how about not jumping the gun on claiming that fans were hit by fecal matter?
TreMillz  +   1127d ago
Well until the recent announcement of MH HD, 3G and 4, what news of MH was there? NONE! ADURRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
LOGICWINS  +   1127d ago
I'm just speakin my mind bra. Not trying to insult any fans.

@NitroWolf- Just to be clear dude, I wasn't talking about you specifically, just N4G in general.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1127d ago
Uh I love Monster Hunter Regardless of what Console it's on. I thought 3 was gonna release for PS3 so I bought one ahead of time. Then found out it was for the wii and went for that. Now I'm just gonna wait for it to come to Vita (since I am most def buying that) since Capcom has done it with every other Console MH game by bringing it to handheld.

Plus it's not like we get a bunch of MH news
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ronin4life  +   1127d ago
I feel like that's the case, myself.
Especially the comment section of the original story for the announcement on n4g. Most of the comments either bitched about how it wasn't on ps3, or dismissing it by stating it would come to Vita eventually, instead of being exited about it at all.
I can't wait to play monster hunter tri g, and hope 4 comes out soon, to. Monster hunter is one of my favorite games, and one of gamings best overall.
SilentNegotiator  +   1127d ago

So you guys seriously expect people to get excited over ONE game that ISN'T being announced for a platform they give the slightest care about?

Oh, and 160 degrees. And the story is now off the front page. Oh man, crap hit the fan!
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ronin4life  +   1127d ago
@ silent

But it's not about the GAME, everyone is focusing on the fact it's NOT for the ps3 or vita.
If people were just talking about the game itself, it would be another thing altogether. But the apparent majority is simply focusing on the fact that Nintendo took away Sony's big advantage in Japan. We all know that Monster Hunter is not that big in America, so what else could explain such a dramatic rise in interest? Like you said, why should people get exited for a game on a console they apparently hate?
It may be just an assumption, but it's not a baseless one.
Moduserous  +   1127d ago
Tri was the last great Wii game...
limewax  +   1127d ago
Xenoblade Chronicles....
jacksonmichael  +   1127d ago
He's from North America. Lol.
OllieBoy  +   1127d ago
You know Famitsu will end up revealing it for the Vita in the near future.
Godmars290  +   1127d ago
I'm guessing yes,
But then I expect the PSV with get a MH4 with a subtitle.
Optical_Matrix  +   1127d ago
Possibly. We know Nintendo has gone out of their way to friend up third party developers and publishers and considering how Nintendo treated them with the Wii, it would have taken money to secure MonHun. I think we'll see it on Vita somewhere down the line, but FOR NOW, it's exclusive to 3DS. We'll see though. It's up to Capcom really. If they want to keep cock blocking this franchise from it's full potential just to make bucks then that's their problem. Not ours to worry about.
Sidology  +   1127d ago
It's possible, but unlikely. Monster Hunter might be the bump the system needs, though.

It's crazy popular stateside, too. I introduced two friends to one another and they talked about Monster Hunter the rest of the night.
Burning_Finger  +   1127d ago


nuff said.
5119ent  +   1127d ago
Will do better on vita
Stealth2k  +   1127d ago
when the ps2 gta's didnt stay exclusive did it matter?

The damage was done sales wise
Ulf  +   1127d ago
Ugly 2nd stick add-on... thing. I don't think more needs saying.

Even if it comes out later, MH4 on Vita will probably demolish the 3DS version, in sales.
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Stealth2k  +   1127d ago
hahahaha hardly ( I know this website is full of fanboys but look at things logically)

First of all the second stick is completely optional and in the case of tri G the game is perfect without it according to most hands on. Even improving on the wii game in every aspect, like shadowing, load times, ect.

The claw, is a thing of the past

Monster hunter tri gi is launching during the holidays. And by the time 4 comes out the 3ds will have an install base of well over 15 million . Therefore sales are going to be tremendous.

Only a fan boy would predict sales when the game isnt even out yet and say one will sell higher


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SilentNegotiator  +   1127d ago
And your "options" are a virtual dpad taking up half of your touchscreen, or an ugly, clunky attachment with an actual second "circle pad".

Like playing Russian roulette with a full chamber.
ronin4life  +   1127d ago
It's nothing like playing Russian roulette. Don't exaggerate something that's not a real problem.
Ulf  +   1127d ago
LoL. No.
AdmiralSnake  +   1127d ago
Ser  +   1127d ago
Yeah, right...Capcom would lose a little of their soul if it didn't make it to the Vita.
Ser  +   1125d ago
To all of the disagrees, do you honestly think that Capcom would deprive the PSP audience of one of the best PSP franchises to date? Please.
EcoSos3  +   1127d ago
Both the monster hunter 3 are different versions so there will be 2 different versions one for 3ds and one for vita.
UltimateIdiot911  +   1127d ago
It's not really a big deal. Knowing Capcom, eventually another MH will grace onto the Vita.

It's not a big deal for me either way as I could never truly get into MH but I do have friends who love it on the PSP.
ronin4life  +   1127d ago
Monster Hunter + 3DS = I'm happy.
As long as I can buy it for the 3ds, I don't care if it goes to another console.
Although, I do have a theory...
Timed exclusive would be the best outcome for Nintendo, gamers, Sony, and Capcom.
People will buy vita for monster hunter, even if it's available for the 3ds. A timed 3ds exclusive release would still sell alot, and then later, a Vita port/ upgrade would also sell alot.
Capcom maximizes sales by playing both platforms, Nintendo and Sony BOTH increase their console sales, and more gamers have access to the game.
smashcrashbash  +   1127d ago
Wow, its apparent that people don't know Capcom at all. If anyone thinks that Capcom would miss the chance to put either this or some other MH game on the VITA after it made them a mint on the PSP, then you clearly have been asleep under a rock for the last 20 years or so. Nintendo has never paid for anything to be exclusive in their existance and they aren't going to start now. So could we stop the multiple articles about MH being a Nintendo exclusive from now on and Capcom being on Nintendo's side. Everyone knows that's BS and yet you keep saying it. The VITA has 6 titles coming from Capcom alone. Who really cares?
AronDeppert  +   1127d ago
I don't care what platform its on as long as it comes to North America. :\
MasterCornholio  +   1127d ago
Capcom isnt stupid Monster Hunter 4 will come to vita bigger and better than ever.
Ddouble  +   1127d ago
Probably not.

Release it on 3DS first and get people to buy it then release 4G portable which will use Vita's features such as the good graphics,controls and online so it seems like a natural succesor and get everyone to buy that too.

That way Capcom maximise their profits. They saw how portable 3rd sold late in the PSP's life so they thought why not do it again.

Sad but what can you do.
KidMakeshift  +   1127d ago
Capcom doesn't want to spend the money to make a next generation Monster Hunter. They will milk the franchise the cheapest way possible for them hence Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii and now this
RoboRyan  +   1127d ago
I really hope it does come to Vita. I only have the time and money to invest in one handheld system, and it would be great to be able to play this on either.
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Chevalier  +   1127d ago
Only if Capcom doesn't like money! They'd be insane to not put this on the Vita considering how much they sold on the PSP.
ssb3173  +   1126d ago
Capcom are going to be in the money with this. most likely, they will release it on the 3ds and the shift it to the psvita
ps3destroyer   1121d ago | Trolling | show

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