Sony on Monster Hunter's PS Vita absence - Gematsu
Sony on Monster Hunter’s PS Vita absence
posted on 09.15.11 at 12:12 PM EST by (@salromano)
Kawano doesn't know a thing!

During Nintendo’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Capcom confirmed two new Monster Hunter games for 3DS: Monster Hunter Tri G and Monster Hunter 4. We’re soon entering day two of the Tokyo Game Show, and have not heard a word about the series on PlayStation Vita. Reuters went to Sony Computer Entertainment Japan president Hiroshi Kawano looking for answers.

“I don’t know. You will have to ask Capcom,” said Kawano.

Though Kawano’s response didn’t provide answers, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida (in a separate interview) did not rule out the possibility of the series on the platform.

“Most large game publishers operate on a multiplatform basis,” he told the site.absence

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  • Rafi

    What ?!, but there must be Monster Hunter 4th……

  • IsleyOfTheNorth

    Cmon Capcom, dont do this to meeeeeeee!

  • LordKaiser

    Capcom is making it hard to follow the series by all this platform jumping.

    • Sal Romano

      @LordKaiser: Leave it alone. Monster Hunter just likes to sleep around, that’s all!

  • Considering Capcom’s track record and its significant presence on the PSP, I believe it will arrive on the Vita. I think Nintendo probably negotiated a timed exclusive.

  • Primere

    Omg Sony stop being a bitch and put some money on it! Im tired of this exclusive bs. Its not gonna make me buy another system cause its exclusive. It inflames my cockles

  • talesoffan

    Either Capcom is incredibly stupid or money hats are involved. The obvious choice is the latter. Hopefully they’ll go multiplatform and home console with 4.

  • Ruki

    If you think about it Capcom is making the smartest decisions. When you look at the history of games that just grow they follow a simple pattern. For example, the history of the FF franchise. Square, in their younger days, did everything they could to release their titles on the most popular selling system which could make it hit more of a selling pot. Capcom isn’t stupid in this. Japan’s market thrives for Monster Hunter now and its fan base is only continuously growing. PS2 was its first debut of the franchise which was obviously on the most popular selling system then took advantage of Sony’s handheld. Tri was then the next best choice with the series making a ultimate peek in it’s fan base why not release it on the best selling system in Japan? Now we have the 3DS which magically hit a MAJOR drop in price not long after Sony announced it’s PS Vita price range to be competitive with the 3DS. Capcom is pretty genius with its choices right now in where Monster Hunter titles hit. I am certain we will see a Vita game but if I were in their shoes I would hold of and see how the system does before hitting it with a game and instead hit a platform that has already met tons of hands amongst the Japanese population.