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Submitted by Buff1044 1592d ago | opinion piece

Monster Hunter? Sony Doesn't Need No Stinking Monster Hunter

Chris Buffa (Modojo): Earlier this month, Capcom made the bold decision to bring Monster Hunter 4 to Nintendo's 3DS instead of Sony's PlayStation Vita. This, despite the company's success on PSP, with well over ten million portable Monster Hunter games sold. (Monster Hunter 4, PS Vita)

sloth3395  +   1592d ago
they are going to who ever gives them the most money and that was nintendo paying
smashcrashbash  +   1592d ago
Just because Nintendo paid them money for a Monster Hunter doesn't mean that the VITA won't get a MH game of their own. Why is that so hard to understand? Nintendo has never paid for exclusivity for anything, why should they start now?

Capcom is one of the most greedy of the third party developers. If anyone thinks for one second that they would pass up putting MH on the VITA after it made them a mint on the PSP, then you obviously haven't been living on this earth long. Has either Sony or Capcom conformed that a MH game will never come to the VITA? Nope.
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SpitTake  +   1591d ago
what makes you think nintendo payed for MH on the 3ds
disturbing_flame  +   1591d ago
Then the smartest move for Capcom is to release MH for Vita too.
ABizzel1  +   1591d ago
Japan seems to have lost touch with reality this gen. The things they're doing over there make absolutely no kind of sense.

Monster Hunter has sold extremely well on the PSP in Japan, so why risk changing that by moving over to the 3DS, which has still yet to prove itself. I would understand if they had did this originally with the DS, but not 3DS.

Unfortunately, Monster Hunter is a big deal in Japan, and a MH at launch for the Vita would have sealed it's fate Day 1 for success, but regardless I expect the Vita to do well without it.

As far as Japan goes Kojima Productions, Sega (specifically Platinum games), and Cyber Connect are the only ones doing Japanese gaming right. Oh and the Demon's Souls guys, as far as action gaming goes.

I've yet to see a AAA JRPG come out of Japan, might as well let some other country take over JRPG's for now, since Japan isn't doing it.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1591d ago
Yeah and i think the second God Eater will do well for Sony too.
--Onilink--  +   1591d ago

Your point would be exactly the same for the Vita, you say the 3DS has yet to prove itself, yet by the time the game comes out it will have a much more established base. The Vita isnt even out yet and you act as it has already proved itself just because MH games sold well on the PSP. For all we know the Vita could come out and the PSP still outsell it, god knows Japan has become weirder when it comes to buying consoles in the recent years
ABizzel1  +   1590d ago
@ Onilink

The Vita hasn't proven itself, but MH performing well on a PlayStation handheld has.

As will all Nintendo consoles, generally Nintendo franchises are the ones that sell, while everyone else have to get in where they can. Monster Hunter on the PSP had no problem selling, because that same amount of competition wasn't there, but going to the 3DS is going to be problematic, where the Vita would have been a breeze.
Ultr  +   1592d ago
Even though I enjoyed playing monster hunter on the psp.

Sony does not need a MH to succeed with the vita!
supremacy  +   1591d ago
Sony just need to cater each market, though monster hunter would make that easy for them in japan. I feel all they really need is a good variety of rpgs and other types of games.

Then out in the west, just have a good portion of action games,sports and shooters and they should be fine.

Europe seems attracted to racing games and puzzle games among other types.

So again all they really need is to simply cater to each market and they will be fine with or without monster hunter.
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jairusmonillas  +   1591d ago
I fully agree, Sony was successful with PS1 and PS2 without the help of MH, even if PSP never had MH, PSP still have a good library of games, besides MH is only great for japanese gamers.

And it's not like Vita will not be getting games like MH, Vita will already be having Ragnarok Odyssey and The game from Square.
tarbis  +   1591d ago
Crapcom is going the same stupid route Bamco did with Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Graces by putting Monster Hunter on 3DS.
If they think for 1 second that the MH fans is gonna leave their comfort zone which is the PSP and go buy a 3DS and it's horrible excuse for a 2nd analog stick of a contraption which does not even comes with the MH game. They're terribly wrong. They'll be in for a nightmarish awakening when they see their game flop and is being widely ignored by the casual dominant demographic of the 3DS.
--Onilink--  +   1591d ago
who says the Slide pad doesnt come with MH?? they even showed pictures of the diferent bundles of MH3 which does include it, or you can buy it separately.

And i suppose you mean that even the 3DS with the Slide pad or just 1 analog would never make PSP fans leave their "confort zone"....then again, im pretty sure the PSP doesnt have 2 analog sticks..... so please enlighten me on how would that "confort zone" be any diferent....
Myst  +   1591d ago
But we want it!
Godmars290  +   1591d ago
We's want the presssioussss...
gazgriff2k12  +   1591d ago
sony doesn't need monster hunter for the vita to be a success but without monster 3DS will be getting all those potential japaness vita gamers. capcom haven't said a monster hunter game isn't coming to vita but they will announce it few months after the 3Ds release ill bet me left arm on it. in any case monster hunter coming out on the 3DS before vita in japan is going to hurt vita sales in a small bruise kinda way.
ChickeyCantor  +   1591d ago
No, the PSP boosts around MH time in japan don't mean anything...

I think the guy is missing the point.
--Onilink--  +   1591d ago
dude you do know that MH is in Japan pretty much what COD is in the US??? You may not like the game, but it sure as hell sells like crazy.

The boosts in hardware sells were no coincidence, MH is a huge system seller in Japan, imagine if COD went exclusive to one system?? it would be a pretty big blow to the competition
ChickeyCantor  +   1591d ago
You might wanna re-read my post...
narutogameking  +   1591d ago
Yes, they do need it.
Gamer3000  +   1591d ago
why ??
narutogameking  +   1591d ago
Monster Hunter saved the PSP(in Japan).
In fact, Japan is the only country keeping the PSP alive right now. If it wasn't for Monster Hunter the PSP would've been dead worldwide.
Dart89  +   1591d ago
Lol title reminds of this scene:P.
5119ent  +   1591d ago
But it wouldn't hurt..i want it for ps3
BX81  +   1591d ago
The 3DS was hurting in sales. They say MH is coming to the 3DS sales go up. Too damn easy. The vita clearly has some great software that will ensure the systems sales. The 3DS didn't have that. Personally I don't think the 3DS is in the same league as the PSV.
eagle21  +   1591d ago
Well let Capcom give Nintendo MH 4,5, and 6 and see what happens in
leahcim  +   1591d ago
stinking? WTF!!!

the best game of the psp.

Satoru Iwata made the best move of his life, PS VITA is in great danger before the Monster Hunter 4 on 3ds, thats for sure
Ddouble  +   1591d ago
"Sony already has a sweet lineup"

Monster Hunter was one of the kickstarters for the PSP in Japan and look how long it has been topping the charts in Japan and it still has consistant sales and releases and that will transfer over to the Vita. So yes Vita is still looking good because of it's launch lineup.

"Monster Hunter's bigger Japan"

I agree with this. If Vita can get good western support and people buy it then yes that would be good. FPS are now properly possible on a handheld and COD is coming on to the Vita. We can't say for sure how well it could even out not having MH.

"Capcom will/may come crawling back anyway"

No they won't come crawling back. It's part of their plan. MHP3rd came out last year, 6 years into the PSP's life and it's the best selling MH on the PSP. Vita is more powerful than the 3DS so they can't release it on the Vita first then the 3DS because it will feel like a downgrade. So the plan is to first get Nintendo's money and release 2 games on the 3DS and then down the line BAMM! Monster Hunter 4th portable on the Vita and watch the sales explode in Japan and more money for Capcom
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