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Famitsu speaks for Japan's gaming desires every week with their "Most Wanted" list. Here is their most recent:
(NOTE: The parentheses indicate the game's rank in Famitsu's two previous "Most Wanted" charts.)
1. (1 / 2) Dragon Quest IX NDS Square Enix
2. (2 / 1) Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Square Enix
3. (3 / 3) Biohazard 5 PS3 Capcom
4. (5 / 4) Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 Konami
5. (6 / 7) Monster Hunter 3 PS3 Capcom
6. (9 / 8) Zelda no Densetsu: Phantom Hourglass NDS Nintendo
7. (10/ 9) Super Robot Taisen: Original Generations PS2 Banpresto
8. (7 /12) Odin Sphere PS2 Atlus
9. (14/11) Everybody’s Golf 5 PS3 Sony
10. (11/10) Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Wii Square Enix
11. (8 /17) Devil May Cry 4 PS3 Capcom
12. (12/14) Lost Odyssey Xbox 360 Microsoft
13. (13/16) Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings NDS Square Enix
14. (15/13) Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Nintendo
15. (19/15) Doubutsu no Mori [Animal Crossing] Wii Nintendo
16. (16/18) Shining Wind PS2 Sega
17. (20/19) Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou PSP Square Enix
18. (18/20) Final Fantasy Versus XIII PS3 Square Enix
19. (17/21) Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII PSP Square Enix
20. (23/23) Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Sony
Out of the 20 titles, 13 are for a PlayStation platform and, specifically, 4 out of the top 5 are for PlayStation 3. If Famistu is an accurate representation of what Japanese gamers truly want, the PlayStation 3 will rapidly pick up some steam in late 2007 and 2008 when those titles are released.
As usual, Microsoft struggles to maintain interest in the eyes of the Japanese, with only one title making the list. Lost Odyssey, which is supposedly their Pandora's Box for Japan, only ranks #12 on the list. Keep in mind Everybody’s Golf 5 ranks in at a solid #10. That has to tell you something about Japan's taste.
Finally, we have to talk about Dragon Quest IX for the Nintendo DS. A handheld title, consistently ranking the most wanted title of Japan clearly displays the success the DS is enjoying in the Land of the Rising Sun.
I'd say in this case it's more the success Dragon Quest is enjoying in the land of the rising sun.
Odd where is mario galaxy, metroid prime, manhunt 2? and others.
Odd.... i think ninty will dominate just like they have been.
:thumbup: go ninty!
WTF!!!! Dragon quest IX more wanted than final fantasy by famitsu?
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