Sep 19th, 2013


Today Capcom announced via Twitter that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS will be 50% off for four days. This is likely in celebration of Monster Hunter 4 selling 2 million copies in just four days in Japan, so if you haven’t picked up Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on either of these systems, now is the best time to do so. Currently there is no information on when Monster Hunter 4 might be released in the West.

This price cut brings the Wii U version down to just $29.99, while the Nintendo 3DS version is only $19.99.

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  • Zuxs13

    Well I might just have to pick it up then. I dont mind supporting this game, its pretty neat, but not totally my cup of tea.

    I would love to see more of these though as Capcom really puts a ton of work and effort into these games.

    • Orange Lada

      I’m with you. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but interesting enough that I will pick it up at that price.

  • Rugmouse

    This deal is incredible. Now all my friends that are picking up the Zelda bundle tomorrow can pound, slice, poke, and barrage epic monsters with me for half price. Jump on this one if you have ANY desire to play this game.

    • jay

      I’ll be getting a Wii U after the price cut also!!

  • Wayne Beck


    Why couldn’t this have been next week? Now I have to spend all my Digital Deluxe points on this cause the Demo turned me off to bad to buy it at launch. =(

    • jay

      If you don’t like it don’t buy it.

      • Wayne Beck

        Nah, I love Monster Hunter. Played 3 on my Wii. The Demo was just sooooo unbelievably bad.

  • Marcus Navarro

    Y’all Monster Hunter virgins need to cop this!!! This game is too good. A grind? Yes. Kinda repetitive? Yes.

    Fun as hell? YESSSSS!!!

    • Clel

      Sorry, I can only handle one grind-y game at a time :s

      • AAAkabob

        Except this isn’t that grindy.

        • Marcus Navarro

          Only if you’re a vulture.

    • Razo_E

      The demo was definitely “grindy.”
      -Find Monster
      -Hit it
      -Knocks you down, runs off to new screen
      -Chase it
      -Knocks you down, runs off to new screen
      -Chase it.

      etc etc.

      • YayGs

        Yeah, that’s how I felt. The demo actually has kept me from looking into the game any further as it is.. well let’s just say it definitely not the best demo I’ve played.

        I also found it very odd that the face button controls changed a little bit when your weapon is drawn..

        • Manticore

          The demo isn’t really intended for new players, it was for players of previous versions to try out the weapons.

          • YayGs

            Ah, I guess they do have a large enough fan base where they can create a demo directly for them. On one of the reviews I read the guy said MH3U was great for previous players but not so much new ones.

          • Steve Rees

            I thought the demo was shite! But watched a YT vid of starting from scratch and had to have it! It’s an amazing game, best played online. There is no lag too.

  • Mad Scientist Link

    Question: does this have crossplay? My fiance has a 3DS XL can she play on that whileI’m my wii u or do i have to buy a 3ds version too?

    • Maraccuda

      I hear it is Wii U/3DS crossplay, but I have never tried it.

      One thing though, it is LOCAL crossplay only. Apparently the 3DS version does not have online… for some weird reason.

      • CMB

        The 3ds can connect through wii u to go online. MH4 supports online though.

    • AAAkabob

      Yes it has local cross play

  • oregano

    I wonder… stimulate weatern mh sales for a mh4 localizarion on 3ds and wii u! So Tasty!

  • David

    LOL what a fail RPG. No thanks I’ll stick to WoW.

    • Keyser

      WoW? People still play that?

    • Christopher Acuna

      Go read a book.

    • CMB

      Word of Warcraft. Why you must be sad.

  • Is this only on sale on Capcom’s website?

    • Maraccuda

      I just checked the eshop on my Wii U. It is on there now.

  • Maraccuda

    Dang, I just bought this game from the shops barely 6 days ago, but I still prefer physical copies so I am not too upset.

    People are saying GTA5 will consume their social life. Well this game will CONSUME ALL WAKING HOURS! Goodbye sunlight.

    Good Hunting everyone.

  • jelke

    is this in europe too?

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!Wii Fit U is FREE for a month to try and entice people to buy it,and now %50 off Monster Hunter?
    Poor Wii U DEFINATLEY needed GTA V big time which will crush rehash Zelda!!!

    • Rick van der Linde

      Xbox and PS3 also have discounts from time to time, what’s your point.

      • springer85

        PS3 and Xbox did NOT get these type of discounts 10 MONTHS in to their life cycle!!!

        • Rick van der Linde

          No? It seems they made a mistake by selling me discounted PS3 games at the time.

          • springer85

            LMFAO PS3 did not get discounts are price drops till after 18 months….nice try tho!!!

          • Rick van der Linde

            LMFAO why am I arguing with a childish downvoting person. I didn’t downvote you, but I saw the downvotes streaming in after your last comment.

          • Nathan Wallace

            You’re arguing with a child because you said something that was factually wrong and were corrected by a “Child.” A correction you have childishly avoided acknowledging, Learn when and where to cut your loses. You’re starting to look like an ass.

          • Rick van der Linde

            Did you miss out Jon’s reply? There where discounts, so this so called “correction” is incorrect. Now who’s starting to look like an ass? Learn when and where to join an argument.

            A childish person is not a child per se. Read something twice the next time before jumping to conclusions.

          • Nathan Wallace

            You are right actually… I could have sworn when I read this before that it was springer85 who asked why they are arguing with a child and I had thought that’s what I was responding to… I don’t think this makes me look like an ass though. Just somebody who made an honest mistake but a true statement nonetheless indirectly sent to the wrong individual. I always read threads twice things twice if not more before responding and always read my own responses many more times than that before finalizing them. I’m categorizing this one as a fluke.

            Now let’s all partake in that wonderful thing we’ve come to know as understanding and benefit of the doubt before somebody says something stupid to the wrong person (Again) lol.

          • Jon

            Actually it did….. the PS3 was getting a lot of discounts at the start because it started off pretty much failing. The PS3 had a really bad start and it’s sales figures are actually lower than the Wii U’s at the time frame of being released. Please know your facts before making stupid arguments.

    • jay

      GTA V would have helped Wii U but the fact that it’s also on ps360 and would have been a PORT it wouldn’t have pushed as much consoles as you believe.

      WW HD and Mario 3D World will push far more Wii U consoles than GTA V ever would.

      • springer85

        LMFAO!!!!!!Get real the last GTA sold 21 Million copies.
        The next REHASHES of Mario and Zelda will NOT even sell that COMBINED!!

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Over 25 actually.

        • Majora’s Mask

          quality is better than quantity YOU GOT PWNED

        • Jon

          you are looking at a game that sold on PC, PS3, and X360 which between the 3 have a user base of well over 500 million. It is probably a hell of a lot more than that. Zelda and Mario is one system only. Super Mario Galaxy sold 11 million copies on ONE system, not 3.

        • lonewolf88

          um? if we look at mario kart for wii sales let me just go get those…. ooooohh so unless your saying 21million is a higher number then 34,26MILLION! then yeah i guess your right and those were only mario kart wii sales lol. and i mean its not like theres anything better then GTA V *cough* xenoblade but whatever oh and GTA V sales were over all of the consoles it released on while mario kart wii was 1st party.

        • Ronny Andersen

          Sony/MS fanboys are the retards of the gaming community, as you kinda prove 😀

    • Orange Lada

      What?! You are complaining about free Wii Fit U and 50% Monster Hunter?

      You want to pay more? Seriously? I’m in, and I’m buying and I don’t really care if anyone else does or not.

    • Christopher Acuna

      Stop feeding the troll.

      • New Drinking game.. We all drink every time the troll Springer85 posts LMFAO like some brain dead twit.

        • Christopher Acuna

          Shots or beers?

    • Jon

      FYI this is capcom’s decision, not Nintendo, MH4 sold 2 million on the 3DS in 4 days

    • Justin Rowan


  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Grab it while it lasts.

    • YayGs

      Lol, someone seems to simply not like you, seeing how you got a downvote for this comment and no one else is seems to be suffering from random down votes in this article.

      I may not care for the game but I admit it’s a pretty nice deal.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I have hunches on who is downvoting me, but that’s their own ignorance and I don’t waste too much time on them. If anything, I get a rise out of the crazy fanboyism on this site.

        It is a good deal for sure. I don’t care for it either, but that’s just me.

        • leafsfan73

          A lot of you’re posts are a bit on the abbrasive side. Could explain the “random” down votes. Not really into the “up vote/down vote ” thing myself. Back to you’re first comment, I will be grabbing it for my 3ds, while it lasts. Already have it on my Wii U. Unfortunately at full price.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Abrasive huh? Are you saying that people who respond to me aren’t? Just asking. Otherwise, that’d be quite biased to say. People usually downvote me mostly cause they don’t like what I have to say, and a lot of the time it’s usually that what I have to say is not always positive or i mix both positive and negative aspects in my posts.

            In either case, it’s not my problem if they get offended. Comment sections on articles are for opinions and discussions, positive or negative and both. If people get that upset over what I say, then maybe socializing on the internet isn’t for them.

            Lastly, I did play Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. It didn’t really appeal to me that much, but it was pretty innovative and the gameplay was fun enough. I’m not big on handhelds, so I’ll pass it up.

            Appreciate your honestly and maturity.

        • Marcel Pérez

          wow do you people seriously talk about down-votes like it were a serious topic,

          not talking about you specifically but many other comment sections in videogame blogs as well

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I rarely talk about them unless someone brings it to my attention. In this case, I’d have to say that a lot of downvotes towards people who are unbiased are prone to getting a lot of them. Which is fine by me, it won’t change my views on Nintendo or what I have to say. As said before, I take them with pride and refuse to go against my beliefs just to make people happy.

            If people wanna praise Nintendo left and right, then that’s their decision,I have no problem with that. If people have a problem with my unbiased attitude, then move along, cause I’m not going anywhere. People make their own problems with me, not the other way around. Peace.

  • springer85

    And now Nintendo are releasing Wii U Sports Club for the Wii U a game that should have been FREE at LAUNCH!!!
    To release this sports game nearly a year after launch is a disgrace!!!

    • jay
      • Jon

        please do not link him to other articles to spam……Him in one article is enough

        • Petri

          He can find them on his own…
          But at least has had the decency to leave the article about Yamauchi’s passing alone.

    • Jon

      Why should it have been free at launch? Nintendo Land was the game that came with the system this time while Wii Sports was the free one last time.

    • lonewolf88

      um. theres still a lot of people who haven’t gotten wii Us yet and wii sports was like a best seller so your point? my point is that its better to release it when all the top sellers from past consoles and handhelds come thats usally how it works.

  • Zach Cruz

    Well I dont have this game… Now I do! Looking forward to playing this my brother cant stop talking about it, this was his first monster hunter game and soon to be mine 😀 (Getting both versions, WiiU and 3DS)

  • CEObrainz

    Four days only, damn….I won’t get the deal in time.

  • lwlshintalwl

    I wanted to grab this game but I want to wait for 4 if it ever gets to America

    • Caleb Dudley

      4 (maybe mh4g/U) probably won’t come out for at least another year or two. It took a year and a half after mh3g was released in Japan to come out in the west. Buy the game now and play it while waiting.

  • NextChannelGames

    Is this just for e shop?

  • RyuNoHadouken

    digital downloads suck

    • Christopher Acuna

      I thought I told you to not be ignorant.

      • RyuNoHadouken


        • revolution

          Respeta a los demás.

    • Caleb Dudley

      I kinda agree. I much prefer physical copies. That way I don’t have to mess with download space or deleting the game on accident or something. Even so, buy this game bro.

      • Mochlum

        If you delete the game you can just redownload it from the eShop. Simple.

        • Nathan Wallace

          Simple, but a pointless hassle avoided by paying for a marvelous and beautiful shelf filler. I don’t like paying for anything I can’t hold and take care of on my own to be completely honest.

  • welp. guess that’s where my second eshop card is going >.>

  • meh digital download only, I don’t do digital very often, prefer hardcopy. Got it on 3ds but if the price cut would be for hardcopy as well I would have bought it for WiiU even though I don’t own a WiiU yet, but for that price so worth it, just to bad it’s digital only 🙁

  • Jon

    ….my new job doesn’t pay me until next week…….


    I bought the Wii U version last week from Gamefly for $19.99. Playing it after Pikmin 3.

  • Mochlum

    Does anybody know if the DDP for this will count for 600 points or 300? If it is, I’ll get a $10 gift card to help with Wind Waker HD. If not, I may need to pump out some more money.

    • Goob1246

      It will only give you 300 points, since you are only paying $30.

  • Adrian Brown

    you want a 300 hrs experience for $30? get this game. It’s just 10 cents per hour!!!

  • Nintendofreak

    hmmm i might have to sell my shit at gamestop ill need like 20 games thought xd i might even sell blacklist for this

  • Elitepwnsface

    Just an extra way to increase that small amount in there bank. Maybe they wont go under after all.(Joking of course)

  • Cruxis

    Wow that’s a great deal. Is this only for the eShop, or is it this cheap in retail stores as well?

  • Mc Robins

    Not.Happy.About.This. just bought a 3dsxl

    • Jon

      how does this make you not happy?, the game is $20 to download for it….

  • kelvin

    What’s better the wii u version or the 3ds version

    • lonewolf88

      wii U.

  • Is_Mort

    Too much, MH3 U was 30bucks on amazon for a month brand new.

  • Steve Rees

    I’m just praying this means a Western release for MH4U

  • marshal

    sad eshop only