Q Entertainment makes very pretty games like Lumines and Child of Eden. Games that are nothing at all like Monster Hunter. At the very least, he does walk the walk.
Bullshit, bullshit bullshit.
Monster Hunter didn't succeed in the west because it is a social game released on a platform that requires you to be in close proximity to other people to get the full experience.
Because the PSP isn't as popular in the west, you can't get that experience easily. If Monster Hunter was released on 360 or PS3 with the exact same gameplay available online, it would be ridiculously popular here.