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Nintendo apologises for Monster Hunter shortages

New stock for Wii U next week and 3DS in mid-April

Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata has apologised to UK consumers for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate shortages.

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Posting on the Nintendo UK Twitter account, the executive said: "I'd like to apologise for the current stock shortage due to high demand of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at retail.

"New #MH3U stock will hopefully be available in shops next week for Wii U and mid April for Nintendo 3DS."

Shibata added: "Both versions of #MH3U are also available on Nintendo eShop. Again, I sincerely apologise for causing any inconvenience."

Along with heavy hardware price discounts, Monster Hunter Ultimate 3 was recently cited as a key factor in improved Wii U sales.

Nintendo of Europe launched Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U and 3DS XL hardware bundles alongside the standalone game on March 22.

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