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