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PlayStation Vita’s Saving Grace — Monster Hunter?
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PlayStation Vita’s Saving Grace — Monster Hunter?

by Ryan SmithFebruary 1, 2012

With the ‘s sales dwindling in Japan, executives are point the finger at a weak launch line-up. The absence of one game seems to be the blame though: . Developed by , the 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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About The Author
Ryan Smith
At the age of 3, Ryan received an NES from a relative and the rest is history. Sneaking up past his bed time to play Ninja Gaiden or Super Mario Bros was a common practice for him, and often caught too. Wasting his youth away on the SNES or Genesis, slamming controllers, and wishing death upon his video game foes. Many a nights Ryan stayed awake to defeat that final boss. There was nothing more rewarding. As the PlayStation and N64 came around, his love for video games increased until it inevitably became one of his passions. Now days, much of his free time is consumed by playing on Xbox Live with friends. Here on The Game Fanatics as the Reviews Editor, Ryan gets to share his passion of videos games with all of you! There's nothing more rewarding than that. /win