Monster Hunter 3 has Wii U sales rocket in Europe

Sales are up 125% in the UK, and up 3x in France thanks to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

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_QQ_2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

For one game that isn't considerd a system seller those numbers are pretty good, not nearly enough, but a great start.

NeXXXuS2150d ago

I wish they would make Monster Hunter on PS like they did with the first one on the PS2.

Ilovetheps42150d ago

I agree. I have never played a Monster Hunter game before. I bought it Thursday night and already have 20 hours on the game. It's so much fun. I hope more people buy the game. I love playing online with other people. It's a great game.

Donnieboi2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

Dude I'd probably be the last person to buy a Wii U, but Monster Hunter games ARE system sellers. Seriously, 500 hours of awesome gameplay that blends the survival aspects of mgs 3, depth of combat like Dark Souls, Co-op campaign like Peace Walker, and brutal monsters like in Shadow of the Collosus.

Monster Hunter IS ALL of that! And it never gets tired. 500 hours of deep, survivalist, stealth, hunting, rpg weapon crafting, beast-smashing fun for only $60?!

Dude, the price of the Wii U alone is more than made up for by owning Monster Hunter.

And I don't even like how Nintendo is handling Wii U, I just own the psp game. But MH is gonna be HUGE in the West someday. COD better watch it's back.

Sparkticle2150d ago

What he might have meant it's nowhere close to a system seller compared to Nintendo games (for example). Monster Hunter, as sad as it might be, is nowhere near as popular as Zelda (for example).

Also, it might be unlikely that Monster Hunter will come back to PS after 2015, since they made a huge amount of profit with Nintendo systems, way bigger amount than for example they have made with any of the PSP games. I think that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best monster hunter out so far.

_QQ_2150d ago

i know the handheld MH games always do great but considering how MH did on the wii i didn't expect much from the wiiu version. as for deep gameplay experiences that can give you 500+hours of enjoyment i stick with sc2 and dota2 and if games as amazing as those two aren't as popular as COD it's because so many "hardcore gamers" are bros who play only madden and COD. I don't expect a game where you have to think like MH to take COD's spot anytime soon.

MultiConsoleGamer2150d ago

But but but the Internet told me Nintendo was doomed!

This is 3DS all over again.

This is Nintendo DS all over again.

This is Nintendo Wii all over again.

Neko_Mega2150d ago

The Wii U is nothing like the 3DS, because 3DS didn't have a Mario game when it came out. Wii U did and that didn't even help it.

But its not a shock that MH3 did good on the Wii U, seeing how thats the only system you can get it on (beisdes 3DS or Wii).

lilbroRx2150d ago

All that means is that, contrary to this sites popular opinion, that people who buy Nintendo hardware are interested in much more than Mario on the systems.

Stroke6662150d ago

and thus the wii u sold more in its launch window than 3ds, xbox, and ps3. that mario title works wonder doesn't it?

Theyellowflash302150d ago

Yeah, Mario On the Wii U is almost at 3 million units sold....explain to me how the Mario on the Wii U didn't help?

TongkatAli2150d ago

Never underestimate a formidable opponent, Nintendo is pimp when it comes to software.

_QQ_2150d ago

Thats like saying that its not a shock that Uncharted does well on ps3 because it's not on any other system.

Neonridr2150d ago

Uncharted can't even sniff the same league as Mario when it comes to sales.. The top 4 out of 5 selling games on the PS3 are Call of Duty games, so it shows how much taste PS3 gamers have.

Mario games always move units, regardless if they are your cup of tea or not.

ozstar2150d ago

Its on psp u spastic.

AdvanceWarsSgt2150d ago

WiiU did not sell more than the 3DS in its launch window. 360 and PS3, however, it did, though it has since fallen drastically off of that pace and is selling akin to the GCN.

No matter how you try to spin it, that's not good by any stretch of the imagination.

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murkster-dubez2150d ago

HAHAHA this is brilliant spin, the wii u sales before weren't even 6k thats why they used a percentage increase instead of actual numbers.

xursz2150d ago

This also comes on the backbone of major retailers slashing prices on the Wiiu, without consent from Nintendo. And no showing of numbers is pretty laughable, MH sold something like 30,000 in it's opening week which is... well, it speaks for itself. So yeah, hardcore spinning right there and still being outsold by the psvita where official numbers report.

Sparkticle2150d ago

No matter the number, doubling and tripling in sales is still a huge success.

jcnba282149d ago

Typical sony drone response, takes good nintendo news and tries to turn it into bad news. LOL

DivineAssault 2150d ago

wonder why the US isnt as passionate about this game as the rest of the world.. Seems like NA only cares for western developed games.. I love all types of games (minus sports & shooters) but live in NA.. Because of that, most of my real friends only like to play shooting games & disregard everything else... Its a damn shame but whatever.. I will support great games that deserve it to help keep eastern titles alive out here

MakiManPR2150d ago

Same as you man. I feel you

WiiUsauce2150d ago

I've gotten so many people to buy Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at my work. I got someone to buy a whole 3DS just to play it lol. And I myself bought it on my Wii U, 3DS, and I bought my sister a 3DS and a copy Monster Hunter so that we can play. Capcom, you owe me money lol.

V0LT2150d ago

Simple. Too many COD lover boys out there.

DivineAssault 2150d ago

U have no idea!!! lol.. Its effin ridiculous & i really dont understan why.. Im not saying that COD is a bad game series but the amount of software Activision gets out is phenomenal.. Record breaking in fact.. This gen created a new breed of gamer that imo is called "shooter-casual".. So many people buy every main shooter that releases & thats all they get or have a system for...

Ive met so many ppl that buy these games & just sell the campaign disc.. They open it up, pop in the multiplayer disregarding the campaign all together saying "i dont play that part, i just want the online portion" Such a waste to me because theres so much more to see than the online part.. Some devs build great stories & levels that are very good to play & look at all the detail.. Yet is nothing but trash & boring to a lot of ppl..

blackbirdi2150d ago

no wonder there is no new releases for wii u in europe only monster hunter 3 and need for speed ...

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