The former PlayStation 3 exclusive made the jump due to the outlook of high development costs.
At E3 last year, Capcom announced that the latest game in its Monster Hunter RPG series, Monster Hunter 3, would be coming to the PlayStation 3. Little was heard of the game since that time.
Fast forward to Nintendo Conference 2007, where we learned that the same Monster Hunter 3 was in fact coming to the Wii, and exclusively at that. There must have been a reason for such a drastic swing in development focus, right?
The managing corporate officer for Capcom, Katsuhiko Ichii, let everyone in on what was up. "Due to high development cost of titles for PS3, we have decided to switch the platform to which we release our Monster Hunter 3 title," he said.
It's as simple as that.