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Monster Hunter Vita 'scheduled for the coming months'

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'European launch titles will be better suited to audience,' says PlayStation exec 

 

Philippe Cardone, CEO of PlayStation France, has said that a PlayStation Vita instalment of Capcoms wildly popular Monster Hunter franchise is expected in the next few months.

In an interview with Le Point, Cardon made a direct reference to the lack of a Monster Hunter title and went on to seemingly confirm when it will show up on Sony's new handheld.

"The games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the typology of the Japanese public. It lacks a particular game, Monster Hunter, scheduled for the coming months," said the Sony man.

This month Vita sales fell 57 percent week-over-week, dropping below 20,000 units and placing it fourth in the hardware rankings. Since launch, weekly Vita sales have come in at 324,859 units, 72,479, 42,648, 42,915 and now 18,361.

When quizzed on the decline Cardone said "the games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the typology of the Japanese public," specifically calling out the lack of a Monster Hunter title and providing an assurance that the European launch would be better suited to tastes.

"Had it been there right out in Japan, the story would have been different. The game console at launch will be better for European than it was for Japan."

What other websites fail to point out is that sales of all consoles have taken a huge dip in Japan.

 

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Mon, 30 January, 2012 9:00 PM