One of Nintendo's many bombshells last night had to be the announcement of Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii
platform. However, it was unclear at the time whether or not the previously announced PS3 version would be affected.
According to Forbes
, it appears that Capcom is abandoning the PS3 version altogether, making Wii the only platform for Monster Hunter 3
. "Due to high development cost of titles for PS3, we have decided to switch the platform to which we release our Monster Hunter 3
title," Capcom managing corporate officer Katsuhiko Ichii said. This statement comes just weeks after Capcom pledged increase support
for Sony's next generation platform.
While the Monster Hunter
franchise has a relatively small following in the States, it is a powerhouse franchise in Japan. The last iteration of the franchise, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd
, sold over a million copies
when it launched on PSP.