Capcom on Monster Hunter 4 Vita Rumors: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear on the Internet

Following the rumors that Monster Hunter 4′s delay was to accommodate for a Vita release, the topic was brought up over at Capcom Unity. A brief discussion ensued, after which Capcom Senior Vice President Christian Svensson himself entered the conversation, and his response essentially squashed any chance that the game will leave the 3DS.

I previously expressed my opinion that, given the strong sales of Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate and the 3DS versus the poor sales of the Vita, it was unlikely that these rumors were true. While Capcom hasn’t outright said that a Vita port is an impossibility, Christian Svensson came pretty close to it.

I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.

Following Svensson’s response, the thread was closed from further commenting. Looks like Monster Hunter 4 is staying a 3DS exclusive.

  • Aiddon

    figures, Nintendo wouldn’t let a BIG franchise like that out of their hands

    • Erimgard

      They saw the wonders it did for Sony when it was a PSP exclusive. Having that same kind of exclusivity on the 3DS has been a huge advantage, particularly in the Japanese market.

  • brianc6234

    Don’t believe everything I read on the Internet? Okay, I guess that means this game is coming to the Vita. I won’t believe this story. Thanks for telling us the news Capcom.

    • Erimgard

      Well played.

      • brianc6234

        Thanks. I thought so too. :)

  • John

    The Vita will forever be associated with Death in the games industry. How ironic. The person who came up with that name should be fired. Oh well, Sony won’t be around for long anymore anyway.

  • Scisca

    If Capcom sticks to 3DS, they can forget about my money. I’d get both MH4 and RE: Revelations on my Vita, but I don’t plan to buy a 3DS the next couple of years, so they lose a client here.

    • Erimgard

      Just for financial reasons, or other?