Monster Hunter On Nintendo Switch Not Ruled Out, According To Capcom
Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch
(Last Updated On: March 20, 2017)

Capcom has recently released Monster Hunter XX in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. A lot of gamers have been desperately wanting to see the game released in North America for the 3DS as well. Of course, some gamers took it a step further, asking about about Monster Hunter XX on the Nintendo Switch.

According to PVP Live, Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki managed to get in time with Capcom producer Shintaro Kojima, who worked on Monster Hunter XX, and here's what he had to share via Twitter.

Essentially, he seems to point to the fact that before Capcom decides to port the game to the Nintendo Switch, they want you to pick up a copy on the 3DS first.

It's common business sense given that there are more than 60 million units out in the wild and the 3DS is a powerhouse when it comes to moving units in the portable gaming space.

A lot of developers have taken a sort of wait and see approach with the Nintendo Switch, but Capcom has already committed to the Switch with Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenger, and they're likely going to follow-up with Monster Hunter XX if the system continues to sell well after they've managed to milk all the 3DS gamers for what they're worth.

Given Capcom's usual time-frame for porting games from East to West – it took them about half a year to move over Monster Hunter Generations from Japan to North America – we might see Monster Hunter XX make its way to the West sometime during the holiday season later this year. A real treat for Switch users is if they also release a Switch version during the holiday as well. That's not to mention that it would soar sales for both the game and Nintendo's new hybrid system.


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  • MONAD

    Honestly, I’m waiting for actual software to come out besides motherfucking Zelda. I mean, I get it. Zelda’s a big game, but not the only game. I don’t think most of the Switch games will come out until middle of spring / early summer. Man, Nintendo fucked this up. This is what happens when you launch a console with barely any software.

    • Phasmatis75

      Agreed, Wii U had maybe 5-7 games worth playing in it’s lifecycle. No reason to rush out and buy a Switch for only 1 game until you know the console is going to get some love from publishers.

      The Wii was supposed to get some love like the Switch was, but that died within a year and games just quietly disappeared.

    • rjthakid

      “Man, Nintendo fucked this up. This is what happens when you launch a console with barely any software.”

      Meanwhile back on earth, the Switch launch was successful, Snipperclips and Fast RMX (2 non-Zelda games) are both at 80 on Metacritic, and exclusives like Arms, Splatoon 2, Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade 2 will arrive by the end of the year.

      But don’t let facts get in the way of a good rant.

      • MONAD

        Hardware sales don’t mean shit if you don’t have software at launch to back it up, kid.

        • Juepu27

          1.5 million consoles sold on first week alone

          • MONAD

            Again. What good are hardware sales when you don’t have software to FUCKING PLAY ON THE $300 BRICK YOU JUST BOUGHT?!

          • colonthinkingcolon

            i guess the question is: do we base nintendo’s success on whether they sold a lot of copies, or do we base it on if they sold a copy to *you*

          • MONAD

            A console lives and dies by its software sales. If you only have two or three really good games on it, it doesn’t matter how much the hardware sold in the long run. Hardware sales don’t mean shit if you don’t have good software to play on it.