Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was announced during the reveal of the Wii U's price and release date, planned for a March 2013 release for the Wii U and 3DS platform. Now, Capcom is confirming that the 3DS version of the game will not have online play. Yes, didn't make any sense when I read that as well.
Capcom's Yuri Araujo spoke to Official Nintendo Magazine UK confirming the news by saying that the company "has no plans" to make the 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate playable online. The Wii U version of the game though will definitely have online play, but using Nintendo's servers.
Playing with friends in Monster Hunter is one of the main reasons why I love this franchise, why they would not include it on the 3DS version, I'll never understand.
With the Wii U having online play and two analog sticks, it's definitely sounds like the better version. That, and better graphics of course.
That's just one man's opinion. Does having no online play give you second thoughts of getting the 3DS version? Or is it not a big deal to you?