There are some who are of the opinion that Sony’s biggest mistake was not having a Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy or Monster Hunter game ready for Vita’s Japanese launch.
And that’s not a mistake that Nintendo intends to make.
Andriasang reports that Square Enix will take to the Tokyo Game Show stage later this month and unveil new details of its Monster Hunter game for Nintendo’s Wii U, which itself will be out before the end of the year.
Specifically, the Wii U title will be a port Dragon Quest X.
While Dragon Quest remains quite a nice title in Western market, it Japan it ranks alongside the likes of Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy in the most triple of triple-A franchises.
Gaining early traction in Nintendo’s strongest territory remains Wii U’s best prospect. With the games market undergoing a dramatic shift to smartphone and tablet gaming, as well as free-to-play models, valid questions remain about the very viability of a new console generation.
Nintendo can no longer be certain about the popularity of its hardware outside of Japan, so ensuring a quickly success in its home country will at least support third party confidence and hopefully allow the Wii U ball juggernaut to begin chugging.