While the PlayStation Vita may be languishing with relatively slow sales in Japan, there is one game that would instantly sell a hundred thousand PlayStation Vita devices in the land of the rising sun and that title is Monster Hunter. In fact, a Sony official has even declared that a Monster Hunter Vita title would be released this year, despite there being no announcement from either Capcom nor officially from Sony.
In an interview with French Le Point, PlayStation France’s CEO Philippe Cardon said “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. Had it been there from the start in Japan, the story would have been different.” Could Monster Hunter revive the Vita in Japan? The answer is yes, considering how popular the series is in the country. Perhaps this is the best move for Sony to make at the moment, given their current situation.