Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate selling out in Europe

Friday, 5th April 2013 02:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

More news about people buying games instead of companies closing down because they don’t: according to a series of tweets from Nintendo Europe boss Satoru Shibata, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate stock is running low in PAL territory retailers. The executive said he expects more shipments in store for Wii U next week, and for 3DS by mid-April, and noted that eShop versions are available on both systems. The action RPG debuted close to the bottom of the UK charts this week.

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  1. Francis O

    Where’s LegendaryBoss saying that games don’t sell on a casual system? Where are the trolls bashing the Wii U? LOL wait till Mario, Smash Bros, Bayonetta, ect come out…..

    #1 2 years ago

    I ordered this and the Circle pad add on from a week ago for the 3DSXL but the stores still not got both products back in stock yet?

    I already have it on Wii-U but it’s so good that I want to take it everywhere with me. I hope they get more shipments in soon.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Samoan Spider

    This is good news for ninty as hopefully there’s a console attach rate with this game. That said, selling out just means demand is above supply. There are 2 variables here to consider. You don’t know what supply volume is and you don’t know how far above that the demand is.
    Anyway it looks like fun but I don’t have enough play time at the moment to justify spending on another system.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Showmeyomoves!

    @1 I think he avoids articles like these. They don’t mesh with his views.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    @4 he’s an idiot, he claims hardcore games like Dragon Quest didn’t sell on the Wii U because the system is causal, then disappears when a hardcore game like Monster Hunter is selling on Wii U.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    How many is it selling though? I don’t agree with the casual thing, but this isn’t proof it is selling without numbers really is it?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    Thanks for the insults and are you missing my opinions that get a negative reaction out of you :D, i was at work and so i couldn’t comment. So there is no disappearing act happening, i can’t comment everyday and every moment. As for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate selling well on Wii U is very impressive but like DrDamn without sales numbers it doesn’t allow me to paint a picture of how hardcore games do on Wii U. Ok i will admit that my opinion that hardcore games won’t sell on Wii U has been destroyed by this article. But my opinion about Wii U is now uncertain.
    @4 I don’t avoid anything, Proof? I am right here.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Francis O


    Your Opinion of hardcore games don’t sell on the 3DS was destroyed by games like Fire Emblem Awakening, Dragon Quest VII, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

    It’s proof that’s it’s selling. So what happens when a hardcore game like PlayStation all stars bombs on the PS3? Is it because the system isn’t hardcore? How about StarHawk? That bombed hard on the PS3? Is it because the system isn’t hardcore.

    Your opinion is flawed, big time, and it fails to take into perspective of each situation. You paint one broad stroke over everthing, with little to no evidence to back up anything you say.

    For example, The Wii U version of Dragon Quest not selling well. You said it was because it was on a casual system the Wii U. That’s not it at all. The game was already released on Wii last year, plus Japan doesn’t like MMO where you have to pay monthly fees.

    And you forgot to add that Dragon Quest already sold 1.2 million units on the 3DS. Square Enix has overloaded the market. Why buy a MMO Dragon Quest when you can buy the cheaper portable Dragon Quest VII.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    @ Francis
    PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is a game that is unaware of its audience, i own the game i should know, add to that a lack of marketing, lack of certain characters (Crash and Sypro) and the game was destined to bomb. Starhawk bombed because there was a lack of hype and marketing again which is destined to bomb. The Wii U and 3DS may or may not be casual systems but as i have stated due to Nintendo’s image it is difficult for me to see otherwise. The Ads Nintendo show over here in the UK don’t necessarily help either, in fact it just proves my point even better than i do. Bottomline stop arguing and deal with it, because at the end of the day it is just my opinion like yours, no amount of arguing and negative words (You) will be able to sort it out.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Djoenz


    I actually agree with both of you lol.
    The image (kiddy/casual)is fact, but Im glad the hardcore titles on WiiU are doing great.

    Im happy for Nintendo also happy for MH3. Now when will Zelda arrive? They better dont fuck Zelda up.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Lengendaryboss

    And @Francis i just said Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate selling well on Wii U/3DS in EU is very impressive, my opinion that hardcore games don’t sell on Wii U is destroyed with this article and hardcore games doing extremely well in one region where 3DS is king is hardly unexpected. Now i think that is an exceptional compromise can you leave it as that?

    @Djoenz without sales figures it doesn’t allow anyone to paint a good picture, they could have undershipped copies and are saying this.

    Also BTW shouldn’t it be Capcom saying all this, Nintendo speaking on their behalf seems fishy.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Djoenz


    That depends on how people (twitter users)perceives Twitter. They can be official statements or not.

    Twitter is a medium people should be careful with. On one hand its their own opinion on the other hand its global so sensitive.

    I dont use Twitter, but damn people post bullshit sometimes to the point they even lost their jobs because of it haha.

    Official reports are the way to go I guess so I agree with you.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Francis O

    Legendaryboss, the marketing was fine for PS All Stars. I got like a 1 minute spoof on Robot Chicken!

    And there was commercials, adsense ads, GameInformer print ads for the game as well.

    StarHawk was the same deal.

    What I’m trying to say this. Nintendo is like a DVD player. It plays any rated movie. There’s no preference to kids, adults, teens, and what not.

    Nintendo has a LOT of core games, and the Wii U is for core gamers. It’s also for casuals…. it’s for everybody.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    don’t feel like having a platform war discussion yet again but since sales, marketing etc. in general are a topic in this thread now: i am playing sly cooper thieves in time on the vita at the moment and it is AWESOME. the genre i miss the most is the 3d action platformer. the new sly game is superb and catches the vibe of the series perfectly. so many details. a true loveletter to the series and most importantly it is just a lot of pure videogame fun. but where is the marketing for it? why are people not buying these kind of games anymore? is there really a new generation that thinks games without guns are kids games? i want this game to sell well so bad. it deserves it. i wish vg247 would write a feature for it. if this game wont sell well, gamers should be ashamed of themselves.

    #14 2 years ago

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