Not so long ago we reported on a rumour that was spreading like wildfire across the internet. According to Japanese magazine GameLab, the upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 hasn't been delayed for further quality enhancements - as Capcom has officially stated - it is in fact simultaneously being developed for the PlayStation Vita with a view to releasing both versions together.
Capcom's Senior Vice President Christian Svensson has since responded to the rumour on the Capcom Unity forums:
I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.
The PS Vita is struggling to gain traction in Japan, while the 3DS consistently outsells all other systems combined, with the handheld recently surpassing 10 million units sold in Nintendo's homeland. Though it's not out of the question that Monster Hunter 4 will one day end up on the PS Vita it's unlikely that it will be released on the very same day as the 3DS. Further rumours are floating around that the game can appear on Sony's handheld after three years of 3DS exclusivity - however Svensson's post seems to cast doubt on the game ever making it onto the ailing system.
What are your thoughts on this one? Is it conceivable that any of this is true? Fire-off in the comments below.