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PlayStation Vita's Saving Grace — Monster Hunter?

by Ryan SmithFebruary 1, 2012

With the PlayStation Vita‘s sales dwindling in Japan, Sony executives are point the finger at a weak launch line-up. The absence of one game seems to be the blame though: Monster Hunter. Developed by Capcom, the RPG series is a huge seller over in Japan, moving 18 million units, spawning an Anime series and a book.

“The games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the tastes of of the Japanese public. The system lacks a particular game, Monster Hunter, which is scheduled for release in the coming months. Had it been there in Japan, the story would have been different.” – Philippe Cardon, head of PlayStation France

Many people have spoken out about the lack of Monster Hunter in the Vita‘s game library so far (as we have here at TGF). It seems as though Sony is pulling out the proverbial “big gun” with this announcement (though this hasn’t been officially announced by Capcom). Cardon has said that the launch titles seemed more suited for the Western audience, suspecting that the Vita is in better position to succeed in the U.S. and Europe.

Sony is hoping to have Monster Hunter on the Vita in Japan later this year, but is it already too late?

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  • Carrie Major

    I will be making use of the Playstation Vita to down load games of PSN (if I can) and such. Is it value dropping about $300 for a new Playstation 3 if I’m likely to be getting a Vita anyways?

  • Lizzie Galatioto

    I have heard about utilizing handheld reflectors with portrait photography outside. How could I make these, and what kind of size and shape really should they be?

  • Muzahid

    I just got the new playstation vita 3G.Should I pay for the 3G or is it not worth it.

  • Brian

    I have a cartoon that looks like the video game character Mega Man. the character does not do the same thing maega man do’es though. my character is in this racing tounament where they don’t use any vehichal just there bodies and a special body suite. So my question is how do i get capcom to promote this character without any copy infringment case coming about

  • Gabriel Kenney

    Is there a free website to download the video game marvel vs capcom that is compatible with the mac?

  • Agent 47

    I was just wondering if their were any good Capcom games coming out soon?

  • Brian

    Is it tanking as bad as I hear? I am thinking about getting one because I am sick of my 3DS (the lack of a second analog was the biggest design oversight in video game history).

    It is going to run me $350 after the vita, the memory stick, and Uncharted 3.

    I have a few PS network games (like Playstation classics and PSN download exclusives that I am wondering if they will transfer over).

    Any advice is appreciated.

  • Krazy Bob

    I have the Naomi version of the Marvel vs Capcom 2 Arcade cabinet at my home and there are many characters to unlock. Your machine must gather experience points to unlock the extra characters. Ever time I put in a credit the experience goes up a little bit. We are at 268 right now and it still says we are lv 1. My question: Is there any way to get more experience points besides just adding credits to the machine?

  • John

    Should I make a petition and send it to capcom?

    Will they Care?

  • sick_mick_101

    I’m playing Marvel VS Capcom 3, and I want to know if it’s possible to even kill Dante using Deadpool. If it is possible, how would I go about it, to successfully do it?

  • norrin_shadowwolf

    He’s a green cactus guy with stretchy arms that’s wearing a purple sombrero. I THINK hes from Capcom, but I’m not sure. I think I saw him in one of those Marvel vs Capcom arcade games, and I just can’t remember his name.

  • therundown2k3

    I have Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for xbox 360 and I win a far amount of matches online, but I assume those people aren’t good because some people I fight beat me with like 34 hit+ combos.
    Is there a way I can get better and understand the game better?

  • Dana G

    http://www.capcom-unity.com/147738207/go/gallery/item/138618027

    this pic?

    i was just surfing and read about this

    they must have said something cant get away with it
    also is it fake? or real?
    y wud capcom do it?

  • PillowMan1234

    I have a vita and a memory stick on the way from eBay, so if I buy marvel vs capcom 3 now, will it let me play at all. I know it won’t save game data.

  • rndmaktn

    I ordered a game from the Capcom Store two weeks ago and it still hasn’t come yet. I’m currently living in Canada and I ordered with the cheapest shipping which was called “International Post” and the private company that does the shipping for Capcom is “Digital Rivers.” Has anyone ordered from Capcom before and can tell me how long it took?

  • Lucas H

    is there actually a difference because i am going buy to one but the price difference of the two is quite big which ultimate marvel vs capcom has the higher price, is there actually the difference like gameplay and both games have their own achievements?

    thank you

    detailed answer please as i don’t know which to get

  • Oilers

    i bought marvel vs capcom on xbox 360. i played it with my friend and he said that there are character that i can unlock. so i beat the single player mode and nothing happen. what do i do?

  • therundown2k3

    So many rant comments everywhere on Youtube, Capcom-Unity, IGN, etc. What is wrong with these gamers, hating on one of my favorite Capcom characters, Mega Man? I’ll say this, Mega Man fans need to grow up and play that game and just ignore him or download him as a content. Can they give these Capcom dudes a break? I say North American Mega Man is a good character.

  • Patrick

    I mean, obviously no one can know for certain, but has anyone ever pre ordered something from the Capcom store? How long does it take for them to get it to you?

  • henryshensbcglobalnet

    I’m looking for some good xbox 360 games that are made by capcom. I don’t mind the genres.

  • D3ZZY

    Like I want to send Rockstar ideas of what I would like to see in the next GTA (if they are making one) and Capcom on Resident Evil 6.

  • mavis24

    I own marvel vs. Capcom 3 fate of two worlds and when its in the system and there is an intense match were many buttons are pressed it powers down please let me know if it happens to you.

  • The Villain

    I just got Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for Xbox360. How do I unlock the hidden charaters? I have been trying to get points but I havnt gotten any charaters. Do I spend the points somewhere? And Also doesnt the Ultimate have the buyble charaters on it but you dont have to buy them? Where do you get them? Thanks

  • Phillip123

    I want to play Capcom vs Marvel online and none of my emulators recognized them(mvc roms) for some reason,so can someone give a link to where I can find an emulator that’s commonly used on kaillera?

  • TommyKay

    Capcom the king of DLC.

    Need I say anything else?
    The DLC characters are 5$ per 2.

    You KNOW what capcom is doing.