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Monster Hunter creator discusses why MH4 isn’t on Wii U

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Last year’s release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was a hit in both Japan and with most Nintendo fans here in the United States, plenty of people seem to enjoy the series for the difficult challenges it offers. Monster Hunter 4 has been available for some time in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS, with no Wii U version in sight. This has led many people to wonder if a Wii U version entitled Monster Hunter 4U will ever be available.

According to series creator Ryozo Tsujimoto, that’s probably not going to happen. In an interview with Eurogamer asking about the focus on the Nintendo 3DS for the fourth game, Tsujimoto had an interesting perspective on why his development team hasn’t focused on the Wii U this time around:

At the moment we’re focused on 3DS, purely because with the previous title, the 3DS version couldn’t go online on their own. There was a system to bring them online in conjunction with the Wii U console, but they were only local wireless play by themselves.

In 4 Ultimate, it will be online play just on the 3DS. We really want to see how having just a single platform online multiplayer game works out. So at this time we’re focusing on the 3DS version. Monster Hunter 4 in Japan was also 3DS only.

It seems like the team wanted to ensure the product they delivered was a full-featured product instead of relying on the crutch of connectivity through another system, which is how MH3U played on the Nintendo 3DS. Given the popularity of the 3DS in Japan, it’s not hard to see why the team wanted to make sure the game works as a stand alone product instead of requiring connection to a home console.

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  • McBlink

    “We really want to see how having just a single platform online multiplayer game works out” Translation- WiiU isn’t selling, 3DS is.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMwgly Mwgly

      You’re like 100 times a better analyst then this pachter guy is. . .

    • jjbredesen

      Yup, no point creating a game for Wii U, if they will not make money on it, but 3DS on the other hand has a huge install base and everyone in japan seems to enjoy Monster Hunter and almost everyone owns a 3DS.

      Logic.

    • companyoflosers

      selling better in japan than ps4 from what i hear. could have heard wrong though.

      • John Andalora

        It’s also been out for 3 years longer and has amassed a good library of games, as I recall.
        Give PS4 time.

        • triplegamer3K .

          Super mario 3d world,dkc tropical freeze,lego city undercover,rayman legends,wind waker hd,new super mario/luigi u,nintendo land, and to a certain extent sonic lost worlds – are more than enough to keep me entertained for quite some time.

          • John Andalora

            A) Not really sure what you’re defending here. The discussion was between 3DS selling better than PS4, and you automatically went to the Wii U list of games…

            B) Did you just buy a Wii U, or were you an early adopter like most of us, because most of those games didn’t just pop out of thin air into people’s laps. If you’re having a great time with the console, I’m glad to hear it! However, understand that there are those who wanted more variety and choices between games rather than all Nintendo and were disappointed because that lack of variety was taken away and that most of those games would be released months between each other.

            Q) If you were someone like me who plays a game straight for a couple of days and then finishes it, do you think this list would keep one happy for 16 months?
            Just asking to give you some context as to why the Wii U is not a good fit of a console for me.

  • linxz

    bring it to the wiiu already! i’m dying for more monster hunting

  • ican1992

    wow everything is so clear now lol

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    They could still put it on the Wii U and the 3DS and do cross platform online play.

    But maybe their goal is to stabilize the 3DS online infrastructure before trying to accomplish that.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      It seems like they’re wanting to get the infrastructure for 3DS right because it’s so popular in Japan. It’s a combination of sales and Monster Hunter traditionally performing better on a portable.

      • http://www.gamesobscura.com/ themizarkshow

        The series really exploded there thanks to the PSP, so its no surprise this is happening on the 3DS.

        • Brandon

          the psp versions had waaay more content than the wii game. wii weaker than psp confirmed! wii sucks!

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        sadly… I think MH is better on consoles. And then they could finally move away from the terrible graphics

  • Kevin James McAllister

    My guess is that this is only a partial truth. The 3DS is, I would guess, cheaper to develop for as the models don’t have to have as many polygons or as detailed textures as they would for an HD Wii U game. Add that to the fact that the 3DS has a much larger install base, and that’s probably a bigger reason than what they said.

    • belbobagins

      Agree, couldn’t have put it better

    • Brandon

      well enjoy the 5 year cycle for wii u selling……. below dreamcast numbers. -sighface-

      • tom

        With the release of Mario kart 8 and the New Super Smash Brothers, the Wii U will hit 10 the million mark within a year. I think now Wii U is sitting close to 6 million

        • Brandon

          mario kart 8 comes out too fucking late & smash will underpreform on wii u in comparison to the 3ds version. now if you excuse me I’m going to watch m ario kart 8 fail for being late because really, a may launch window is bad enough but may 30? NO FUCKING WAY. oh and I ain’t buying another console in this fucking drought!

          • tom

            I am sorry you feel that way. But define underperform? Mario Kart wii rated between 8-8.5 by many reviewers if memory serves me right and it sold 30 plus million over a life time! I am not saying this new one will sell that much but it will for sure along with Super Smash Bros moved a lot of systems. To say that the Wii U will only sell 10 million at max for life time is a bit of a stretch.

            As for me, i am currently playing Donkey Kong TF, Monster hunter 3 ULT, Lego Marvel and COD ghost, i have more than enough games to keep me busy until the release of Mario Kart 8. You might consider playing Warriors Orochi, Hyper 3, It is a super underrated game and can be had new for about 16-17 bones at game stop.

          • Brandon

            The original wii sucks anyway & so did mario kart wii! DK bombed everywhere, mario got outsold by knack (knack really cunt’s?) monster hunter 3 “ultimate” is the same fucking game as tri & is NOT a sequel, lego marvel lacks dlc, & I despise COD so GET LOST! >=(

          • tom

            I am so shaking in my boots! Have a nice day young man.

          • Brandon

            GOOD Now shut up cunt!

          • tom

            Wow you are such a master of four letter words. I am really impressed.

          • Brandon

            ha ha fucking ha. :P grow up you fucking loser.

          • neostar1234

            You are truly a master of persuasion and debate. 10/10, which I assume is a few numbers higher than your current age.

          • Brandon

            will you shut the fuck up cunt!?

          • neostar1234

            How can I when you’re so gosh darn amazing at persuasion? You truly are the son of debate god.

            However, you seem to think I am the same person as the previous people you’ve convinced. The debate messiah must learn to read. Maybe your mother can teach you in 3 years when you’re about to go to school for the first time.

          • Guest

            He truly is the Lord Helix of debaters.

          • Brandon

            fuck you cunt shut up!

          • neostar1234

            I simply cannot, Debate Christ!

          • MetroidZero

            I see your point, and I too am frustrated and impatient with Nintendo. But Nintendo has proved they are capable of bringing dead consoles to life.

            So be patient and trust Nintendo, in the meantime. And there is no need for swearing at other players here.

          • Brandon

            I was fucking fine with the 2014 release until it was may 30th! >=(

          • Captinn2

            Do you have a SINGLE nereoun in the brain?
            May 30th IS 2014. -.- Now get a room.

          • PaulRuddsHair

            I like your cute little angry emoticon! Grrr…you’re angry!

          • Brandon

            SHUT THE FUCK UP!

          • ufg

            Better run and hide!

          • crocodileman94

            Knack was a bundled title. That’s like saying Wii Sports was a bigger success than GTAV.

          • Brandon

            by that fucking logic wii sports outsold super mario bros nes. (lol no)

          • crocodileman94

            I was just using the same logic as you.

          • Brandon

            cool story now get lost!

          • crocodileman94

            You know, you come off as less credible by being offensive.

          • Brandon

            what the fuck does THAT have to do with anything!? >=(

          • TehEngineer

            Actually, since Super Mario Bros. was a NES bundled title, it technically WAS outsold by Wii Sports.

          • Brandon

            the wii suck anyway. fuck how much it sold!

          • Captinn2

            You sir, are not a gamer.

            You sir, have no life.

          • Brandon

            shut up cunt!

          • Captinn2

            And you sir, have won the award for Troll of the Year! CONGRATS! YOU WINNER!

            P.S. That “You Winner” thing was a complete reference to that horrible racing game.

          • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

            Knack DID out sold 3D World…for about a week.
            People are still buying 3D World. It sold over 1 million units in less than 2 months
            Criticts are still prasing 3D World meanwhile, Knick-knack -pattywack is getting left in the dust now that the other games are arriving. Not a lot of PS4 owner think that highly of the game it will be another launch title that shall be long forgotten once the bigger titles start showing up, Stop caring so much about stupid shit like sales and enjoy your games,brah. Also learn how to express your opinions without childish insults and empty threats. Your just embarrassing yourself

          • Brandon

            nope. shut the fuck up you cunt! >=(

          • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

            Where is your parents? Go do your homework or something the adults are talking

          • Brandon

            just shut up you cunt! >=(

          • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

            This is you in a nutshell

          • Brandon

            just shut up you cunt! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!!!!!!!!

          • Captinn2

            What are you, 11?

          • LordiMcKill

            Too late? Just because a game is releasing at that time doesn’t make it a late comer. Unless you wanted it to be released 6 months earlier and be a terrible game then fine.

            In the 16 months of the Wii U’s lifetime we’ve seen 2 new Mario games, a new Donkey Kong, a remake of a classic Zelda game, a new Pikmin game, a new Wii Sports game, a new ip with The Wonderful 101 amongst many other first party titles.

            Each and every one of those game have turned out to be phenomenaly good in some way or another, one of them was nominated and won several GOTY Awards, reason: Because Nintendo carefully crafted and polished these games to the highest standard, not for a quick money gain but because they released them when they knew it was ready to ship.

            Mario Kart 8 is another one of these titles and it maybe still 2 1/2 months away but you can be damn certain that its going to be the best Mario Kart game to date.

            It’s not late, you’re just impatient.

            And one final note, it’s release falls in line at the same time of the Wii’s lifetime and the release of Mario Kart Wii and that game went on to sell 30+ million copies.

            So i say, it’s not late. It’s right on time.

          • Brandon

            hey Idiot I was fine with 2014 that was until they made it may 30th ugh!!!!!

          • classicgamer20

            (In old sensei voice)
            Patience is key my son

          • Brandon

            did you not fucking hear me!? I said spring 2014 is good….. until the fucking may 30th release date got revealed.

          • Shchlong

            do you wear a fedora?

          • classicgamer20

            First of all it was a joke you don’t need to take it so seriously. Also what’s wrong with a may 30th release date that’s still in 2014. Nintendo never specifically said when in 2014 they would release Mario Kart.

          • Brandon

            may 30th is not in spring APRIL is in spring! >=(

          • classicgamer20

            Actually if want to get specific summer doesn’t officially start until June but I do see your point.

          • paddle008

            Spring is March-June, what are you talking about? A different hemisphere?

          • MerryBlind .

            Are you really that stupid?

          • Capt. Smoker

            I think everybodys heard your say by now, learn some decent communication skills, bratt

          • Brandon

            how about you die in a fucking hole brat! >=(

          • Capt. Smoker

            Unless I was stranded on a deserted island with you as my only companion, only then would I take that way out

          • wiimenonowiiu

            The mario games were similar in nature and based on the snes style dont get me wrong they were good mario games but not great like mario 64 and galaxi. Mariokart 8 will sell tons and it will prob be one of the best mariokart of all times the timeing is right for it to come out just before summer break every kid will want to have this game for summer now nes just need to promote it better

          • John Andalora

            HA!
            You wanna know something? This whole “You gotta be patient” thing only extends so far before it’s just too forgiving.

            The fact that those 2 mario games (one being too similar to the other NSMB on Wii to justify it as “new”), Donkey Kong, Pikmin, Wii Sports (AGAIN!) and Wonderful 101 (along with a few other games) in such a long span is not a positive thing. There has been so much time waiting around for new games. And people understand the whole “Oh well when a console is initially released it takes time for games to come out” but 16 months is a little long to keep throwing excuses like that without seeing some sort of problem.

            To give you some context, I usually burn through one of those games in 3 days. Only time it takes me longer is if I am extremely busy or I’m bored but feel the need to justify a $60 purchase. So games like these (especially Pikmin, being so short) are not going to hold ones attention all the way through continual 2 month droughts.
            That’s not to say the game’s aren’t good. But even a good game isn’t gonna hold your attention forever. Eventually it’s gonna end.
            Not everyone’s like me, but let me tell you that an average 8-12 hour game isn’t going to last long in most households (especially when difficulty has gone down to such a low degree to try and include everyone).

            But now you have an interesting conundrum. With Donkey Kong Country FINALLY released after delays, there’s a window from now to late May of absolutely NOTHING but cheap indies.
            Meanwhile, Xbox One just dropped its potentially strongest franchise (with massive critical acclaim and a great contender for best game of year in many circles already), PS4 has inFamous on the way (promises to be at least a good open world), April has Final Fantasy XIV (I liked the Beta, what can I say?), Kinect Sports (which idk if that’s gonna be any good, don’t ask me) and Daylight coming around, and May will be met with Watch Dogs.

            So question is: Is another drought going to destroy the already weak support of the Wii U even more? I mean, Reggie said there’d be no drought like this. Other consoles have a fairly strong lineup into the coming months with something new each month, and a 2 month wait from February 25th to May 30th will get real old real fast. And even then, it’s for a game extremely similar to the one you could play with your backwards compatibility from the Wii… What was it called?… Oh yeah, Mario Kart Wii!

          • Nintenjoe82

            Reggie – clueless
            Iwata – Liar

            The release schedule is no different to any other Nintendo console, loads of sub-par filler to make way for the excellent big hitters but every fanboy defends the weak filler so we get sequels to them before the ones we have been waiting years for. It’s worrying because if MK8 does well, there is a 3-6 month wait for anything else. If it doesn’t do as well as hoped there will be more resources diverted to 3DS and even less Wii U games in 2015.

          • John Andalora

            I remember liking a lot of that filler, though for the Wii.
            But now people get so ridiculously insulted when people take away multiplayer when the online function is terrible to begin with that no one wants to make games for the damn thing, and only a couple of good sequels are considered the best thing coming to the console.

          • Nintenjoe82

            I find a sub-par Nintendo game is normally still a good game, I just find it hard to compare their best games to the rest because the best ones have been so good. The problem with the filler this time around for me is that it’s been too expensive for what it is and the waits have been ages just for the games that aren’t really what I am after. Link’s Crossbow Training was cheap and made the most of the Wii. They could easily do it again with the gamepad zapper thing we saw in 2011 and make a game like silent scope where you see everything on screen but the zoomed in view is on the gamepad.

          • MerryBlind .

            Dude… Titanfall isn’t even an exclusive. Daylight either. Watch Dogs either. FFXIV is nothing special and sucks. Kinect Sports is…. well… a Kinect game. The only thing relevant in your comment is inFamous 3, but that’s ONE game, so I don’t see how the X1 and PS4 are any better than the Wii U so far in terms of games.

            Also, if you “burn through those games in 3 days” like you say, you’re doing it wrong. (though I can’t say for Pikmin 3, haven’t played it yet)

          • John Andalora

            A) Point wasn’t that they were exclusive. Point is they are getting them and Wii U has nothing coming for it in that time.
            Wii U isn’t getting any of those games (or any AAA games) between that time, and having such huge droughts won’t help.

            B) Did you play XIV?

            C) How is playing and beating it in a few days doing it wrong? I like to play for a few hours at a time (sometimes if it’s really good like Danganronpa I’ll not want to put it down). You wouldn’t say that to a movie-goer who watches the whole movie in one sitting rather than watching 20 minutes each day, or someone who reads a book in a couple of sittings rather than a couple of pages a day.

          • MerryBlind .

            A) There are already plenty of games to play on Wii/Wii U.

            B) No I haven’t, I don’t play MMOs, but you probably haven’t played Titanfall, Watch Dogs, Daylight, inFamous, Kinect Sports either, and yet you are still able to judge them from what you have seen and read.

            C) What I’m saying here is that you can’t possibly have finished 100% all those games in 3 days. Sure blazing through the games only take some days, but finding all the secrets and collectibles in games like Mario and DK is what makes these games have a very long lasting fun.

            I got Tropical Freeze on launch day and have been playing it almost everyday, at least 1 hour at a time, often 2-3, and I’m juuuustt reaching the 100% right now with the very last level of the game. If you finished this games in 3 days, either you’re doing it wrong, or you played all 72 hrs non-stop lol.

          • John Andalora

            A) After 16 months, and even then it’s a small library.

            B) It’s more fair to assume that there’s some good in something rather than just saying “IT SUCKS CAUSE I NEVER PLAYED THIS GAME!”

            C) I love when people try to get me to get all those little collectables and achievements.
            Cause what’s better than playing through a game once, enjoying the basic challenge and beating all the bosses? Playing the same level over and over until it bores you to death trying to find small collectables slightly off the beaten path! WHAT FUN!

            So, short answer, no I don’t like collectables. I think they’re stupid. But to put it in perspective, I’ve currently beat South Park: The Stick of Truth’s main mission, and I intend to finish all the other quests like Manbearpig and Mr. Hanky. However, I don’t care to scour the world over and over again to try and find all the Chinpokomon.

          • LordiMcKill

            I understand your reasons to use the Wii U’s backward compatibility (its the only next-gen system with that ability) but also to consider that
            A: Mario Kart Wii is close to 6 years old (it has stood the test of time i must admit)
            B: By the time Mario Kart 8 is released, there’ll be no more online play.
            and
            C: If i had the choice to play either Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart 8 which has better graphics, better gameplay, more and better content and better multiplayer, which version do you think i’m going to go for?

            I mean seriously, if the average consumer preferred to play the older version of an extremely similar game, then why the hell do millions of people still buy the next Call of Duty game every single year?

            Its like telling a Ghosts player to go back and play World at War. 1, it ain’t going to happen and 2, the game is old and outdated.

          • John Andalora

            And yet:
            A: MK8 uses the same controllers (besides the GamePad)
            B: MK8 uses a majority of the same mechanics from Mario Kart 7 with the only difference being a few gravity themed tracks, only changing up the gameplay slightly.
            C: MKW is still sold at most retailers for $40 despite it being 6 years old (and yet still cheaper for most parents).
            D: MK8 will probably have retro courses just like MKW.
            E: MK8’s only additions to characters are obscure and mediocre.
            F: MK8’s graphical improvement argument is similar to the COD graphical improvement argument.
            G: Isn’t the big draw of the Wii U a local multiplayer environment rather than online multiplayer?

            With your COD argument, my rebuttal is this:
            I suppose that there are many people out there similar to the MK crowd who don’t care that the only major difference between the new and old games are a coat of paint and some new maps here or there. However, that doesn’t mean people don’t play the old one anymore, or that those millions of people who played the old one are the same millions of people playing the new one. I still play online with people for COD4: Modern Warfare because I like it better. It’s my favorite one. I bought BLOPS and World at War, but COD4 appealed to me, and many others still playing it right now.
            If you want the new one, your choice. But for me, I’ll stick to the old one merely because I like it better, and it’s the one that I had the most fun with.

          • Nintenjoe82

            Mario Kart Wii came out a similar length of time after the Wii was launched and sold 35M copies. I predict MK8 will sell 50BN Wii Us

          • Michael DeVore

            May isn’t too late, but it’s clearly too late to stop people from feeding you so I’ll explain the May 30th release date to you. The end of May marks the end of the school year for most of the US. Sure some younger kids get an extra week, but most graduations are over by that time. You do not want to release a game early may when the pressure of finals that guarantees that responsible parents won’t buy games. However, launching at the end of May opens up the opportunity to have it given as a commencement gift. You could surely argue that 2014 is to late of a release and should have been 2013, but the late May date has everything to do with the US School Year.

          • Brandon

            -sigh- still fucking too late the wii u will be dead by may 30th!

        • Mj78

          Ten million. Really. Oh dear your are deluded.

          • tom

            Yes. The Wii U is at almost 6 million now. With the heavy hitters of Mario Kart 8 plus super smash brothers it is VERY possible to hit the 10 mill mark YTD within 12 months.

          • Brandon

            no it won’t YOU CUNT!!!!!!

          • ChrisCamp

            The Wii U is sitting at 6 million sold…. 300K globally through 2 slow software release months in 2014. At that rate it puts the hardware at 7.2 million at the end of the year… but, as Brandon says, when you factor in major game releases like Kart/Smash/etc, plus major announcements/E3/holiday season you are looking at a number that is far closer to 10 million

      • companyoflosers

        it will most likely pick up after this nex wave of releases. the biggest thing about the wii u though that id say was dissapointing is that all the games they are about to release, should have been out at launch, not a year or more later. imagine if the wii u had all those upcoming releases at launch. it would be winning the console war right now despite its weaker hardware. its all about timing. hardware doesnt mean shit as long as it is somewhat decent.

        • Brandon

          fuck you! it will NOT pick up!

          • Sonicgill

            OMG! It’s you…

          • companyoflosers

            considering its selling about as well in japan as the ps4, maybe a little better given its been out a year and has a bigger library atm, i see no reason why it couldnt. unless you can explain a valid reason why it couldnt pick up beyond shouting “fuck you” at people, than all you are doing is puffing smoke for your own satisfaction.

          • Brandon

            well it wont because knack is fucking outselling mario. :P

          • Jon Turner

            Hmm… **Looks at VGChartz**

            Knack: 0.97 million worldwide
            SM3DW: 1.87 million worldwide

            What was that again about KNACK outselling MARIO?

          • Brandon

            vgchartz is just as reliable as a pile of shit.

    • bizzy gie

      So like Pachter’s job and stuff. Right?

      Take it.

  • BIG Franky

    LOL!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      What’s funny? ;P

  • Capt. Smoker

    Capcom can’t afford strawberry laces at the moment, let alone a Wii U version of the game, disappointing sure, but X will make up for it :)

  • Dcj91x

    You forget that there is already a Newer MH for the WiiU. Monster Hunter Frontier G. If they put MH4U on the wiiu as well it could reduce sales of the MMO MHFg on the WiiU which has also been talked about by capcom as possibly seeing a western release. So it makes since that they would keep MH4u 3ds only and focuse MHFg as the next WiiU/Consile title.

    • Alan Michael Hensley

      i totally agree with you on this, i would love a western release of MHFG, and i cant wait to play MH4 on my 3DS

    • J_Joestar

      “newer” might not be the best way to describe MHFG…

  • Ducked

    Like others have said in the comments so far, 3DS is cheaper to develop, and 3DS has a much bigger install base then Wii U. Wii U version won’t happen until the system sells at least over 10 million

    • Brandon

      10 million not happening dude the damn wii u won’t even beat out DREAMCAST numbers! HOW THE FUCK can you expect 10 million sales on wii u?!

      • Decker Shado

        Well, considering the Dreamcast sold 10.6 million, it is possible for Wii U to hit 10 million and still not hit the Dreamcast numbers.

        Of course, to spell it out in much simpler terms, Wii U will be available for a much longer period of time than the Dreamcast was, so even with slow sales, beating the Dreamcast’s numbers is practically a given.

        • Brandon

          well guess what betting you 10 bucks it will never beat dreamcast numbers. :P

          • Shchlong

            I bet 10 bucks that the only lady your popular with is your mom and she doesn’t really like you.

          • Decker Shado

            Wow, 10 bucks? Really?

            Hold fast everyone, this man is serious.

          • Brandon

            shut up!

          • PaulRuddsHair

            Grr…He’s still angry! >=(

          • Brandon

            fuck you!!!!!

      • Will (ishigum)

        The Wii U will hit around 35 million in it’s lifetime. I’ll bet you 10 bucks it will. :)

        • Brandon

          it won’t wii u’s barren and abysmal 2013 is proof of that.

  • belbobagins

    Too much hard work for developers to our on wii u… At present

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Whatever the “real reason” is (which most likely IS a money issue and install base) I don’t really mind I’ll get it on 3DS altough I really love my WiiU version at home, and playing 3DS version on the go. No matter where I come in 80+ streetpass tags from the 100 I had so far on my 3DS left a guildcard in my Monster Hunter game, some low ranked players who gave up on it, but mostly hardcore players (HR5 and up) left a Guild Card in my game, so I can’t blame Capcom for choosing this path, there are what a hundred million 3 DS’s worldwide while 6 Million Wii U’s at this time or so?

    MH sells millions in Japan alone, and hundreds of thousands if not also millions in NA, same numbers for Europe and Oceania, so yes who are we to blame Capcom for this decision.

  • Brandon

    shut up capcom you cunt’s you are by far the WORST japanese wii u supporters on the wii u. easily (not counting fucking square-enix because they are acting like bethesda to nintendo.) monster hunter fucking sucks anyway. MH3 “Ultimate” is the same fucking game as the wii game oh & it’s not a sequel & it is NOT worth it!

    • Capt. Smoker

      Completely agree and considering all 3 companies you mentioned make nothing but crap these days, I really can’t say I’m losing sleep over the lack of support, I could see us getting a Dragon Quest game and a Crystal Chronicles game from Square though, so it’s not all bad I guess.

      • Brandon

        I don’t want crystal chronicles! let the “fucking worst spinoff ever” fucking die already!

        • Capt. Smoker

          I’m prepared to see what they could do with Crystal Chronicles on the Wii U, if they completely reinvent it to be like a Final Fantasy IX style sort of game like I’d always hoped, I’d be happy, but I doubt they’d do that so I just look forward to a new Dragon Quest, which in my eyes, is probably the best jrpg franchise to date :)

          • Brandon

            crystal chronicles sucks shut up!

          • linkzero65

            you cant say a game suck if you don’t like. have respect for other peapol.

    • Saul Rivera

      Have both the Wii and the Wii U games and the huge amount of content added to the Wii U version makes it feel like a new game which stands on its own…thus making it one of my favorite games which I still play today…
      So believe me…it’s worth it!

      • Brandon

        I ain’t paying one fucking cent for that cunt!

    • Nintenjoe82

      Konami not worse?? or is no support better than poor support?

      Agree though, I don’t want my time wasted by Capcom reskinning old games and putting them on Wii U for £50

  • Elitepwnsface

    Gives my 3ds more use, so i have no issue with this.

  • steveb944

    Maybe I should invest into getting a Zelda 3DSXL alongside my regular Zelda 3DS just for this title. I’ll be holding out for Monster Hunter Frontier G Wii U for the west. Fingers crossed

  • tronic307

    I have MH3U for both, and will likely buy MH4 on whatever platform, but this is one of the reasons Nintendo must go with a shared architecture for future devices, like iOS or Android, with unified accounts of course.

    I don’t mean a portable that hooks up to your TV via HDMI. At the most the handheld would function as the GamePad when used with the console, but would be a surprisingly powerful, scaled down version of the console, perhaps a portable Wii U. The console MUST play the handheld titles so that no porting is necessary. Nintendo would release all titles on both platforms. The only physical format might be the handheld cartridge, and higher resolution assets could be downloaded for the console installation if available. Nintendo would need to make a hi-res console mode mandatory for handheld titles.

    There would be no droughts, no third party abandonment, and no need for AAA dudebro multiplats that Nintendo fans just won’t buy.

  • LordiMcKill

    It’s a shame that Capcom are thinking this way about MH4, but lets face it, MH from the beginning was a portable game and lets just be glad that Capcom chose Nintendo over Sony in the end no matter which platform its on or not.

  • classicgamer20

    I don’t really care just as long as I get to play my Monster Hunter. On a completely different note what the hell happened to Mega Man Capcom? Seriously you guys have one of the most popular franchises in the gaming world and you won’t even use it. At least just sell the IP to Nintendo if you’re not gonna do anything with it, I’m sure they’d love to have it.

    • J_Joestar

      yeah, sadly all we get of the blue boy are crossover cameos at best now.
      All we can count on for that Megaman fix are Inafune’s Not-Megaman games like Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt.

  • lonewolf

    I can name at least 35 million reasons.

  • Saul Rivera

    Would love to see a Monster Hunter though created from the ground-up for the Wii U…using it’s graphics capabilities and not another old game with upgraded textures

  • Jaded_Drybones

    Cap on doesn’t have the money to risk on the WiiU. Honestly, most software devs are hurting and adore a WiiU exclusive. I mean, Nintendo had to personally fund Bayo 2. Monster hunter4 WiiU could make or break a company like cap on, and right now, they are playing it safe.

    Even if they can borrow assets from the 3DS version, it still won’t be cheap to go High-Def.

    • J_Joestar

      Yeah, only chance of a Wii U version would likely be if Nintendo offered up a sizable amount to fund it.

  • Pokemonsilph

    I think that they just don’t want to waste resources and money on making another version that might not sell very well…

  • Pokemonsilph

    Hey guys, I was wondering if I should get MH3U for the wii u, should I get it?

    • linkzero65

      what the hell are you waiting for???????
      Go buy dude one of the best wii u games

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    Because Microsoft is paying them to not make Wii U games, so Nintendo stops making home consoles. Microsoft doesn’t care about how the 3DS or the PSVita does, they’re making their portable money on apps.

    • linkzero65

      Microsoft surely had done that before but i don’t think they did it on this one. because they have a lot of reasons not to devlope for it
      (sales.instalbase,,,etc)

  • wiimenonowiiu

    Should have simply said 3ds makes money wii u not so much

  • Dallas Gooch

    Every post about “so and so explains why (insert game) isn’t on Wii U” is pointless. You don’t have to sugar coat it. The Wii U is slow on sales, we all know this. Just say we are worried about the install base for the Wii U. While i would have loved to see monster hunter 4 for Wii U, I understand completely why they want to play it safe. Maybe when the Wii U gets more popular they’ll do an HD version for Wii U much like MH3U.

    • Mj78

      The Wii u is dead.. kaput

      • Dallas Gooch

        I wouldn’t say dead just yet. But if Nintendo doesn’t start picking up their game and advertising properly then it very well might be.

  • Mj78

    And the fact that developing for Wii u is like flushing money down the bog

  • Andrew Longo

    first luigis mansion, now paper mario. why can’t i just play games from my couch anymore?

    • J_Joestar

      nothing is stopping you from playing on your couch…

  • ETeach

    Still gonna be good, but playing on the big screen always feels more exciting with these games.

    • Justin Gray

      Right on. They are good on a handheld but it is a case of GREAT BIG MONSTER on a iddy bitty screen.

  • triplegamer3K .

    I remember a time when if you were a fellow gamer,you were a friend of mine.Now it seems that if i don’t like the same system as you,you throw bricks at me!
    I believe there aren’t any bad (not counting Chinese knock offs) game systems. in fact most game systems that are constantly picked on,had/have a lot of potential. the fact is almost every system has/had some at least decent games(minus the hyper scan,of course).

    • Quicksilver88

      Its still like that, it just seems bad because of all the trolls and dumbos in gaming forums……it seems super bad in Nintendo gaming forums as losers just seem to like to come here and dump on Nintendo. I am with you as just about all systems have had good games….also as someone who has gamed sunve the beginning, there have always been sysyem wars…all thats changed is the internet and the ability of trolls to speak crap without a name attatched!

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Expected.

  • DOLBYdigital

    This answer makes no sense… They made the 3DS version independent online, good job, now port it to the WiiU and make it have its own online as well…. gahhhh! I just hope they bring Monster Hunter Frontier G to the WiiU in NA and everywhere…. please!!!

  • iamserious

    MH4 would have been great on Wii U. Wii U is failing because everyone seems to have given up on it already. :-/

  • NyallJodhan

    I predict that in 3 years we will see the following:
    A new Nintendo console and handheld that are fully synchronous with each other. One where the existing gamepad and WiiMotes are fully compatible. One backward compatible with the Wii U. One where there won’t be a need to differentiate between DS and console games, fully portable, taken anywhere.
    With a unified Nintendo account not system dependable. A kickass system that will be capable of running ANYTHING and will leave developers without a ‘power/capability’ excuse.
    I just hope they drop the Wii name and call it something like Nintendo 1024.

  • FutureFox

    I’m getting a, “The same thing will do every night Pinky….” vibe from articles like this.

    • classicgamer20

      3rd Party Developers: Gee Microsoft what are we going to do tonight
      Microsoft: The same thing we do every night try to destroy the WiiU

  • Mike A

    Happy ten year anniversary to Monster Hunter. Now if they can only make a game without graphics from ten years ago would be awesome!

  • Carlos Webster

    Finally, a developer gives a good reason.

  • Mj78

    It isn’t coming to wii u because making wii u games makes developers no money. Simples.

  • Angry Gamer

    This is painful ! why can’t they make it on the wiiu aswell ! ARGGGHH so annoyed