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The only games Japan wants are on the Nintendo Switch or 3DS

by Joey Davidson | August 4, 2017August 4, 2017 6:00 pm PDT

Famitsu is a weekly gaming magazine in Japan. One of the features they run is a sort of “Most Wanted” segment. They poll readers about the games they’re looking forward to, and then they run the results.

For the week of July 20-26, 2017, Japan really only cares about games coming to Nintendo platforms. Specifically, they want Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games.

Here’s the full list, translated, from Japanese Nintendo.

Famitsu Most Wanted 

  1. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – 458
  2. Fire Emblem Musou (Switch) – 299
  3. Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) – 294
  4. Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey (3DS) – 268
  5. The Snack World: Trejarers (3DS) – 260
  6. Xenoblade 2 (Switch) – 237
  7. Fire Emblem Musou (3DS) – 165
  8. Sekaiju to Fushigi no Dungeon 2 (3DS) – 157
  9. Metroid Samus Returns (3DS) – 143
  10. Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Switch) – 141
  11. Fire Emblem New Work (Switch) – 95
  12. Tantei Jinguji Saburo: Ghost of the Dusk (3DS) – below 85

The Dragon Quest game, for what it’s worth, is already out on the PlayStation 4.

I imagine that, were this a poll from a few weeks back, we’d see Splatoon 2 at or near the top of the list.

Nintendo is extremely hot right now, especially in Japan. The Nintendo 3DS has always done well, and the Nintendo Switch is commanding way more attention than the Wii U.

PlayStation should be taking notice, shouldn’t they? Where’s the hype for their games right now?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...