The following comment comes, via Twitter, from David Gibson, Head of Software & Services for Macquarie Capital Securities Japan.

Capcom keep saying its unlikely as audience not there based on the wii game

If this continues the course of truthfulness, than this is a shame. The Monster Hunter series has become something that has been overlooked by many of us in the west. I guess I am part to blame for this as well. I played a lot of Monster Hunter 3 but never actually bought it myself. This is something I can hang my head in shame about.