A NeoGAF user is certain that Monster Hunter for Nintendo 3DS will soon be released in North America. The user, who claims he or she never lies, says that Monster Hunter Tri G may come to North America and a Western release of Monster Hunter 4 is to be expected. Capcom USA promises to share news regarding Monster Hunter very soon, so perhaps we’ll hear an official confirmation then.
Although Capcom claimed that a Western release for Monster Hunter Tri G is unlikely, it hasn’t been ruled that Monster Hunter 4 will not be released in regions outside Japan. According to Capcom’s Christian Svensson, “Western Monster Hunter fans should have some sort of information before the end of this calendar year.” Since there is an upcoming Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, perhaps this information will be about that title.
You probably remember that David Gibson, Head of Software & Services for Macquarie Capital Securities in Japan, tweeted “Capcom keep saying its unlikely as audience not there based on the Wii game”. Well, Capcom’s Senior Vice President Christian Svensson has responded with “I’d like him to name a source”. Let’s hope we hear something about a Western release for Monster Hunter Tri G at E3 next week.
David Gibson, Head of Software & Services for Macquarie Capital Securities Japan, has revealed via Twitter that it’s fairly unlikely that Capcom will bring Monster Huntrer Tri G for The Nintendo 3DS to the West due to below expected sales of Monster Hunter Tri on Wii.
@gibbogame could you say if there is any hope for Monster Hunter 3G will be localized in America anytime this year? #MHfan
@LiteDrg0nS1ay3R capcom keep saying its unlikely as audience not there based on the wii game
Capcom has announced that its managed to shift over 1.6 million units of Monster Hunter Tri G for the Nintendo 3DS. The game has only been released in Japan thus far, but it’s expected to come to North America and Europe later this year. We should hopefully hear more about a Western release for Monster Hunter Tri G at E3 next month.
Online gaming publication Revo Gamers spotted Monster Hunter Tri G at Media Markt, and they are apparently accepting pre-orders for July. Edge magazine previously mentioned that the game is coming to Europe and North America this year, though Capcom has yet to confirm anything. Capcom’s Captivate event is just around the corner, so I’m sure we will hear confirmation of a Western release then.
Edge magazine has revealed that Monster Hunter Tri G will be making its way to the United States and to Europe sometime this year. The publication says that Europe will be getting it in the third-quarter of this year while the US date is still to be confirmed. Hopefully Capcom will announce something shortly.
Capcom has yet to confirm whether Monster Hunter Tri G for the Nintendo 3DS will be coming to the West, but Nintendo magazine Nintendo Gamer has hinted that it will. An extract of their recent review for Monster Hunter Tri G suggests that Europe will get the game sometime later this year, though they don’t specify when.
Tri G is a great reworking of what was already a wonderful game, and probably has more content than any other 3DS title available – so it’s just a pity we won’t get to play it until later this year. What is this, the ’90s?
Tri G has everything that makes Monster Hunter great, but in the absence of online it’s probably better to wait until a bit later in the year for the European release.
The Nintendo 3DS continues to set the Japanese hardware charts on fire as the console saw a 20% increase in sales in the first full week of the new year. The Nintendo 3DS sold 240,819 units which clearly propelled it above the competition. In the same week Capcom’s Monster Hunter Tri 3G managed to cross the million mark in sales, becoming the third 3DS game to do so, and the first third-party 3DS game to do so.
Japanese hardware charts
- 1. 3DS: 240,819 (197,952)
- 2. PS3: 74,459 (67,199)
- 3. PSP: 71,033 (62,746)
- 4. Wii: 49,525 (33,208)
- 5. PSV: 42,915 (42,648)
- 6. DSi LL: 3,971 (3,356)
- 7. X360: 2,738 (2,453)
- 8. DSi: 3,565 (2,418)
- 9. PS2: 1,323 (1,659)
Japanese software charts
- [3DS] 01. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01): 157,188 (1,317,357)
- [3DS] 02. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo, 11/03): 119,093 (1,199,285)
- [3DS] 03. Monster Hunter 3G (Cacpom, 12/10): 98,355 (1,083,853)
- [3DS] 04. Inazuma Eleven Go (Level-5, 12/15): 56,134 (325,358)
- [PS3] 05. Musou Orochi 2 (Tecmo Koei, 12/22): 42,464 (316,516)
- [WII] 06. Just Dance Wii (Nintendo, 10/13): 37,266 (490,677)
- [PS3] 07. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix, 12/15): 35,325 (739,561)
- [WII] 08. Wii Party (Nintendo, 07/08/2010): 33,174 (2,256,803)
- [WII] 09. Hoshi no Kirby Wii (Nintendo, 10/27): 33,040 (570,168)
- [WII] 10. Wii Sports Resort Wiimote Plus Pack (Nintendo, 11/11/2010): 30,783 (833,757)
Enterbrain has revealed that Monster Hunter Tri G for the Nintendo 3DS sold nearly half a million copies during its first two days on sale. The Nintendo 3DS had its best week yet last week, selling an impressive 378,114 units. The Nintendo 3DS has now crossed the three million mark in Japanese sales. Great news for both Nintendo and Capcom.