So close every day seems to drag thinking about playing this since i have yet to play any of the 3rd gen monster hunters. Glad i waited though now i don't have to blindly find my way through a Japanese import or re buy another wii to sit around and gather dust.
A friend in Canada told me over the phone. Since Canada is part of North America (obviously) it might be worth looking into. Unfortunately, I'm at work right now (on lunch break for another 10 minutes) otherwise I would check my local store.