Famitsu Polls Readers on their Most Wanted Games, Some Surprises Included

It’s always interesting to see what our counterparts in Japan are looking forward to playing. Since we here at Hardcore Gamer have a particular propensity to indulge ourselves in the ways of Eastern gaming, we like to stay on the up and up with regards to what all folks overseas are anticipating. Thus, when Japan largest gaming outlet, Famitsu, publishes the results of their frequently ran poll on which games readers want most, we take notice.

In their latest poll, we see that RPGs are still the go-to genre, with some of the usual suspects making the cut. What’s fascinating is that some of the game’s we expected to score a bit higher, didn’t, whereas Etrian Mystery Dungeon — though looking amazing in its own right — is positioned further up the chart than expected. It’s also interesting to see the ratio of Nintendo titles to Sony titles: 12 games belonging on Big N hardware showed up, while the remaining 18 titles belonged on a Sony system.

Nevertheless, enough with the arm-chair analyses, just have a look below for yourself.

  1. (PS4) Final Fantasy XV – 896 votes
  2. (3DS) Bravely Second – 846 votes
  3. (PS3) Persona 5 – 798 votes
  4. (PS4) Persona 5 – 570 votes
  5. (3DS) Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 567 votes
  6. (WIU) Xenoblade Chronicles X – 462 votes
  7. (3DS) Fire Emblem If – 430 votes
  8. (3DS) Etrian Mystery Dungeon – 424 votes
  9. (PS4) Kingdom Hearts III – 422 votes
  10. (3DS) Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 394 votes
  11. (3DS) PoPoLoCrois Farm Story – 310 votes
  12. (WIU) The Legend of Zelda – 301 votes
  13. (PS4) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 267 votes
  14. (PS4) Yakuza Zero – 267 votes
  15. (PS3) Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 262 votes
  16. (PS4) Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 255 votes
  17. (PSV) Kan Colle Kai – 244 votes
  18. (PS4) Bloodborne – 238 votes
  19. (PS3) The Last Remnant – 233 votes
  20. (PSV) Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 213 votes
  21. (PSV) Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 210 votes
  22. (PS3) Yakuza Zero – 204 votes
  23. (WIU) Splatoon – 181 votes
  24. (PS4) Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 170 votes
  25. (PSV) SaGa 2015 – 167 votes
  26. (3DS) The Great Ace Attorney – 164 votes
  27. (3DS) Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 162 votes
  28. (PS3) The Last Guardian – 155 votes
  29. (3DS) Stella Glow – 131 votes
  30. (PS4) Disgaea 5 – 127 votes