Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been credited for the 125 percent increase in the sales of Wii U consoles in Europe. To add further evidence to this claim, Europe is seeing unexpected shortages of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for both the Wii U and 3DS.
While some of the credit does go to HMV, a UK retailer, for cutting the price of the Premium Wii U down to £140, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate did account for half of the revenue made on Wii U software.
In response to the retail shortage of Monster Hunter, President of Nintendo of Europe, Saturo Shibata, tweeted that shelves would be restocked in the upcoming weeks. He also reminded everyone that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is still available for download on the eShop for both the Wii U and 3DS.
While Monster Hunter has made a noticeable difference in Wii U hardware sales, the Wii U still falls short behind the PS3 and Xbox 360.