Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has been HUGELY successful in Japan. We’ve already discussed that here in this blog post. It’s so popular that the the Shibu hot spa resort in Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture has used Monster Hunter’s popularity to attract tourists.
How? Well, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd’s Yukomo Village setting bears a strong resemblance to the resort, so, hoping to ride the MH hype train, the resort launched a Monster Hunter themed event that drew in fans from around the country.
It’s sort of scary to think about how influential Monster Hunter is in the land of the rising sun.
via Joystiq, thanks Zonic!