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Capcom net sales down 29%, Monster Hunter sales strong (again)

For the nine months ending December 31, Capcom net sales down 29% year over year, to 50.27 billion yen ($660.6 million). Similarly, operating income for the period is down 47.2%, despite such collaborative cross-marketing efforts as "the launch of beverages based on popular characters, in order to...

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Monster Hunter Tri-G tops 1 million sold in Japan

You'd think that Japan would be fresh out of monsters at this point, considering that they've been ruthlessly hunting them without rest since 2004, but that's not the case. In fact, it seems the monster birth rate is so high over there, that over a million blademasters and gunners have been...

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Monster Hunter Tri-G boosts 3DS to best week ever in Japan

The Monster Hunter series' firm grip on the Japanese public continues unabated, with the new Monster Hunter Tri-G selling like crazy in Japan. "Like crazy" in this case translates to 471,055 units in two days, according to Enterbrain estimates. That release (and its attendant 3DS bundles)...

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Nintendo Direct trailers: Monster Hunter Tri-G, Kingdom Hearts 3D, more

Nintendo's inaugural "Nintendo Direct" presentation in Japan also came with a host of new trailers for 3DS games. Above, new footage of Kingdom Hearts 3D, which we regret to inform you, continues to be called Dream Drop Distance. After the break, you can see two videos for Monster Hunter...

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Monster Hunter Tri-G has downloadable quests, but not online play

A Capcom support page reveals a disappointing fact about the 3DS's upcoming Monster Hunter Tri-G: unlike the Wii game upon which it's based, Tri-G will not offer online multiplayer. It offers only local wireless multiplayer, like the PSP Monster Hunters (without the option to rig up an Internet...

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Pre-order a 3DS Expansion Slide Pad in Japan, if you're into that kinda thing

We are so, so not into ordering a Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad, but you may very well be. Here's hoping you also live in Japan, as the device is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in its country of origin. As previously revealed, the Slide Pad launches in Japan on December 10 for...

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Ice White 3DS, Monster Hunter Tri-G bundle coming to Japan

Less than a month after the announcement of one new 3DS color (Misty Pink), Nintendo of Japan has revealed another: "Ice White," which is pretty self-explanatory. This attractive variant will be out in Japan on November 3. That Ice White 3DS is the basis for the special-edition system included...

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See Monster Hunter Tri G without waiting in line

Monster Hunter Tri G, the updated 3DS adaptation that caused a collective "what" by inspiring the 3DS Slidepad, is on display at Capcom's TGS booth (but not playable with the peripheral). For those of you who aren't currently in the line for this demo, you can check out what every Japanese 3DS...

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Gaze upon the 3DS circle pad attachment

Last night, we reported on rumors of a wacky 3DS circle pad attachment coming from Nintendo. They're rumors no more, as a picture of the leaked Famitsu article revealing the "SECRET SCOOP" has surfaced. There it is, in all its glory. Say goodbye to any aspirations of pocketing your 3DS if you...

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Famitsu leaks circle pad attachment, Monster Hunter Tri G for 3DS [update: first picture]

Remember that weird analog stick attachment rumored to be coming for 3DS? Well, we have some more evidence of its existence. Japanese blogs including Hachima and Game no Hanashi are reporting that the latest issue of Famitsu confirms the attachment, which sticks onto the right side of the console...

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