Every week the Japanese magazine Famitsu asks their readers which game they want most. Click on read more to see the top 15 of the Famitsu most wanted and find out which games Japanese want as soon as possible.
you think that with all the work Microsoft is putting into the 360 in Japan they would have more interest in that system. At least Star Ocean made an appearance on the popularity chart.
I used to love FF to btis when Squaresoft made it Now i feel its fading away and that Square-Enix are not giving it the justice it deserves Heck they said FF13 wont even have an MP system. WTH !
not surprised by the list. but where is White Knight?
U think!? Of course it is we waited more than 5 freaking years since its Announcement. >.< I don't care if it comes out on xbox just bring it to my PS3 I just hope it doesnt dissapoint me like FFXII did it had great graphics but lacked critical characters an story. What good is a RPG without a story? ahh a perfect example of great RPG Final Fantasy X. Squaresoft needs to be Reborn, an Show the World how we became fond of their complelling Story an characters. That the Gist of it. FF Fan 4lyfe, just speaking on it ya know! Speaking of FFX im going to go play To Zanarkand on my piano peace out
The last time we heard anything about WKC was at TGS 07 lol. We've been getting nothing but Square-Enix related stuff this year. The latest build of WKC will be shown at TGS next month. On topic: Could you imagine what a FFXIII bundle would do for Sony in Japan? Oh man.
It's surprising that a 360 game even made the list! I know japan likes the Dragon quest games more than Final fantasy, but since the next one is going to DS and the next FF game will be on Ps3... FFXIII took over as the number one game! @Mohib... The Final Fantasy you like has been having lower sales (by about a million units) with each new release. Which is what lead Square Enix to focus more on branching out to other territories. They figure making a FF game more like an action game will increase sales and add more popularity to the franchise! Either that or you can watch as your beloved Squareenix stays stubborn until no one wants to play FF games except for HARDCORE rpg gamers... which are also lowering in numbers! I know it's hard, but things have to change... and Squareenix realizes that! @Chaos atom... No need for a price drop... Ps3 will be the only console in japan with FFXIII! It's the number 1 game wanted so they don't need a price drop. People will buy it! And if I am correct... FFXIII will come our sometime around May or June in japan, and will release in US during Holiday '09 like SE originally intended! Looking at the games coming out this year for the holidays... it makes sense that SE would push it into late 09 for US, and it is probably a few months from completion for japan!
...3 seconds after this game is released. Godzilla will pick up the pieces and Megalon will reconstruct Japan into the shape of Hello Kitty's face. I'm just saying...this game will be huge over there.
Better start saving up for a PS3 then guys....
by the time FFX13 comes out in Japan.
@2.1 It's inevitable. Seeing as how FFXIII isn't out til god knows in '09, a PS3 price drop is a must by then.
Why would a price drop help? If you cant even afford a ps3 by now then you mind as well forget about ever getting one. What do people expect for the price to drop to $200? Sorry this isnt an xbox we're talking about its a high quality Japanese machine. PS3 is at its best price and value ever, sorry guy but dont wait for a price cut, just buy one for 3 bills
MS will regret not digging deeper into their pockets to get this for Japan.
But it's also available on the PS3 in japan. It's not even close the numbers. People would just get it for the PS3 unless MS can pay for timed exclusivity, of which they would not.
The game is PS3 exclusive in Japan...
Yeah I know that. I was operating on the hypothetical that MS would have dug deeper in their pockets to secure it in Japan as they did in NA/EU. Whoooop!
Looks like SE is still in sonys side (kinda), we all know Tatsuya Nomura still loves the PS brand
why turn this into a flamewar? We both like the game, so let's leave it at that. FF XIII will be a great game, but Xbox has many rpgs now and quite a few in the future. Why do you feel that Squeenix needs to be on Sony's side? Can't you see that having games on both platforms benefits both sides, since future games will have that much more money in their budget, which means better games for everyone? Jeez, some fanboys...
hmmm you can put that in many ways, certian people do want games to go multi there are benifits from that but on the otehr hand there are benifits from exclusivity i.e the game cane be made to the best in the potential of that console, features in game can be added towards the features on the console and so on, reason i want SE on sonys side beacuse i started with ps1 and played ff7,ff8 and ff9 and they are the only game si played on ps1, on ps2 i played ffx, ffx-2 and ff12 and many other se games, nearly all my games are made by SE, i bort ps3 cus i for most SE games wud be on it and that the only console i have in this gen after i sold my wii and game up on my 360 cus of rrod last thing i want is SE goin all over the place with thei game and i cud have carrid on continuesley carried on gettin refurb 360s from M$ but no i didnt arent you a fanboy aswel Apocaly (meaning end) ps3 = end ps3
A PS2 game is 5th place...is the PS2 dead?
1up for sony, looks like this games gonna sell in japan, Only on PS3. Ps3 is definitly benefiting from FFXIII after all.... hmmm star ocean only xbox game, pretty low on the list, i dont think many japanese look forward for xbox games, last re`mnants there cus its also on ps3 (many are waiting for ps3 version)
Square Enix will regret not getting the PS3 Last Remnant out this year. It could easily sold them half a million copies over the holidays.
...have to compete with one of their own titles. Maybe they'll release it before FF13 drops. They better if they want to see any profit from it. Japan will be on FIRE, F.I.R.E. when this game hits stores over there.
I seriously can't wait until Final Fantasy XIII hits Japan because the impact that it will have on PS3 sales will be just astronomical... and speaking of astronomical, I'm pretty sure those PS3 Final Fantasy Advent Children bundles that have the FFXIII demo in March 09 hitting Japan will be selling like hot cakes too. Microsoft had better enjoy it's last 15 minutes of fame in Japan after The Last Remnant comes out this year and Star Ocean 4 next year comes out because once FFXIII hits the PS3 in Japan, it's over for the 360 in Japan.... And if the Japanese end up waiting for the Last Remnant on the PS3 to come out next year, the 360 wont see another spike in sales in Japan until Star Ocean 4.
"Final Fantasy XIII is most wanted game in Japan" Of course it is. They support their own kind (jrpgs). Ask them about western games and there will be a big pause of silence, followed by the proverbial "...right". This how they hinder the growth of the games industry. Any game with Square or Enix backing it becomes their pride and joy. They don't give a chance for other genres to grow, and consequently have been been playing the same kinds of games, with the same kinds of heroes for the last 10-20 years! This why Nintendo thrives, and why Tetsuya Nomura still has a job. The Japanese people won't move on, they're stuck in Anime fanboy land. At least here in America we will go outside of our own culture to find entertainment. And I won't lie - I totally dig Anime. But they don't offer the same sort of concession to others. Japanese Animes are primarily characterized by 1) a Japanese hero 2) a cast of supporting charcters that totally envy the Japanese hero 3) a villain who no matter what he does cannot beat this Japanese hero 4) a world in which Tokyo is some sort of Megatropolis that other countries cannot hope to achieve. 5) the general idea that Japan is superior to all other nations. I have nothing against the country or its people. I just wish they allowed more games of foreign origin to at least thrive. No man is an island, and they shouldn't be so noninclusive. And especially, I do wish their views of 360 would at least change, considering that all consoles are machines anyway. What matters where they come from or who built them? If not for American (and others) interests in the PlayStation brand, they would be stuck selling consoles to the few numbers of their own nation. Exactly what x360 is facing (though America isn't few in numbers).
Very interesting but I just think the Japanese culture is most into a fantasy element. We love things to be realistic so games like Killzone 2 is first on our list while they're waiting for Ninja Gaiden II or this case Final Fantasy XIII. I good example of what I think Eastern gamers are compared to the Western is the fantasy element. Everything would have to be like Transformers, Iron Man, Sipder-Man, or The Incredible Hulk. The realistic element is just as present as the fantasy element. We like the same thing, but would prefer more realistic elements. lol, remember True Crime: Streets of LA? I can be wrong, but that's why I think anime is so popular it has a lot of depth as well as a lot of fantasy. Like the Japanese horror movies are usually based on myths / legends in other words ghost stories. In the Western famous horror movies are about serial killers like the 1960 movie "Psycho." We like their culture too, we show interest, but the main stream would rather like it to be grounded in reality. Plus I want to see Quarantine (Spanish Horror) and I think it's not based on ghosts. I could be wrong, but anyways.
ApocalyPS3 - I agree with some of your points about Japanese Anime, especially the suggestion that "No man is an island". That is fair enough. However, your point no. 5 that "general idea that Japan is superior to all other nations" made me have a bit of a laugh. As a resident of neither country, I would like to point out that many countries in the rest of the world hold the common perception that Americans believe their nation is superior to all other nations as well. In addition, you ask "What matters where they come from or who built them?". I'm guessing you didn't know that the US Auto industry used to have an "American-made % index" to show consumers how 'American' the car they were buying was. I am not bashing you, or either country, but trying to point out fundamental differences in culture and common stereotypes. Point is, most countries take pride in themselves, but they have different ways of showing it. Japan takes pride in their entertainment industries by supporting them, just like Americans show pride by displaying the American flag so often. Neither culture is above one or the other. Being open to new things is one thing I cant argue against, I agree. But to expect all other countries to have the same consumer preferences as you shows a lack of understanding in fundamental cultural differences.
Alright, this has nothing to do with this topic. But I gotta give u a bubble+ bro. "Once Were Warriors" is one of my all time fav movies :P http://www.youtube.com/watc... edit: VV hehe. I was the off topic :P My bad.
I got 6 six disagrees, and 3 people who actually cared to reply (thank you guys, bubbles, plus one off topic. Either I offended someone (not my intentions) or there are simply too many angry fanboys. I'd bet that they read only one word in my comment (360) and right away disagreed with the entire post. Okay, maybe it has to do with how the only country I defended was America. I really can't tell you about the tastes and customs of anything else, so if I lack any of that knowledge or appear to be ignorant of something I'm sorry. My Aunt and her Husband are actually going to Europe tomorrow and are going to be there for a month. Her daughters (from prior marriage) both live in Hawaii and Italty (twin sisters who, I guess, didn't want to see each other again:P). I'm going to Europe one day myself, as soon as I've saved enough. And I'll probably hit Japan sometime after that.
At PlayStation360: Thanks mate, I figured a few people from a certain country down south would instantly recognise my name ;) Bubbles for your YouTube find, that brought back some memories...
13. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Capcom) CapCom huh?
capcom published the game in japan
funny how i didnt know that. asked the question....and i get disagrees. the community here is ass fack.
And its for ps3 only over there This thing will be like a smart bomb when released over there
Only on the PS3 in Japan. ...Wow Microsoft. You care about beating Sony and yet you didn't pony up cash to get it released in Japan? Epic fail.
It would of help the xbox alot in Japan, but I don't care I live in the U.S. and Im getting the 360 version.
How many discs the 360 version going to have ? Well Discs dont matter because you can install them ...but you still have to change the disc Well aleast the load times will be better ...oh wait no they wou......im sorry for your loss (Leaves before ramdom beating)
Wonder how much this is going to sell first day in japan...
...agrees or disagrees with your incomplete yet comprehensible statement/question. Oh well, I think it will be number one for at least 6-12 weeks at least. By then I believe everyone that wants a PS3 and this game will have it after 12 weeks. I could see a close to if not a million copies in the first week in Japan alone.
Well to be fair FF6 and 11 were the only ones with an MP option, so I don't think Japan stresses multiplayer that much
FF9 has multiplayer option, but I think that "mohib-uddin7986532" actually means «Mana Points»
take 1/4 of the population 1/8th of that will buy it during its time on market my guess anyways
When talking numbers japan usually shows how the gaming market trend will favor...just look at the ps2,wii, and ps one....all number one in japan in around the world,,,hell even the Ds
Really is looking good for for Sony, add one FF Agito coming to PSP, KH, RE 5 early next year and no number of price cuts will help 360 in Japan.
It's already confirmed this will sale about 3 million in one day if not more. TGSI
Yuu think FFXIII will be impressive, just wait for DQIX to release and then you will see numbers which will make FFXIII look tiny.
Dragon Quest IX? I've heard of the game, but what systems is it going to be available on? TGSI
one of my most favorite Jrpg series it is being downgraded for a handheld. they already have a spin-off of the series on the DS why DQIX too? mmmm.... well the DS has the highest sales of software and hardware but i wanted it for consoles. you know, epic quest, HD graphics and all that but no. they only want to make money so DQIX for Ds... what it's happening to the game industry? or may i say to the japanese developers? making mega awesome games like Parasite Eve and Kingdom Hearts, Valkyrie Profile for handhelds... handhelds are good for a quick game just for fun while waiting the train, bus whatever, not for long, story driven rpg's.
DS? Oh well then that's a little different >_>. TGSI
this is the first time ive heard someone mention DQIX but on the ps3 this will be a most enjoyable game indeed- i can wait till '10 or whenever- the only other game that Japan collectively calls in sick for on day 1. I can't wait for either! -even if it wasnt IX then let it be X- any DQ is good DQ on my ps3
Honestly nothing can help 360 in Japan expect 2 thing, DQ or FF being exclusive to the system. If that happened then the 360 would be big in Japan but it will never happen, MS can big into there wallets all they want but SE will not want to alienate there fanbase.
The Last Remnant is time exclusive to the 360 in Japan and is a Square enix game so what you point about "SE will not want to alienate there fanbase" Also don't forget Star Ocean 4 and Biohazard 5.
Last Remnant is an RPG which looks like it was made by the worst SE team they have and when you see that the "big guns" are making FFXIII and Versus it only backs up my statement. You and many other people need to realise that here in Japan, we do not pick up a RPG for the sake of it as the game required quality. LR is anything but quality, White Knight Chronicles is arriving in December so LR will be over shadowed anyway.
well no sh!t its been like that with every 55 FF games...over there....everyone wants to straighten their hair and look emo..i mean cool
All those sales are going to be epic (again for the ps3 only), sux to be a 360 owner in jap
FACTIOD for you...........Nobody on 360 wants to play this geeky turn based Jap crap game about boys looking like little girls with 20ft swords,Epic sh!te.
Oh pls, don't feel bad i know you'll receive your dubbed down 360 version of the game someday(so don't worry), cos you'll obviously don't have a PS3. Pls spare of pictures of your neighbor PS3.
This game is gonna be awesome.
Im really surprised WKC isn't on the list
I'm not. WKC went into hiding. Lately it's been nothing but FFXIII / Versus XIII news. We'll see WKC at TGS.
This just in: dog bites man. On Topic: The list isn't that surprising. Really the only thing that is surprising is that the 360 has a game in the top 15. Not to be a d1ck, but the 360 sells horribly over there. Good for them, I guess.
lol ok kid "Pls spare of pictures of your neighbor PS3"....read that out loud to yourself...
Sry my bad, english is not my language( not the main one at least). What i mean was: Pls spare me of the pictures of your neighbor PS3. One last thing drop the Kid part pls.
People need to remeber that there is no FF13 coming to japan on the xbox sony can come in and scoop up the sales. Wich is wierd When ever an rpg no matter what if is comes out it comes out to Japan first then it comes out to the rest of the world. So does this mean that ff13 is coming out on the 360 in europe and north america first then hitting the ps3 in japan. Microsoft better play their cards right if they want to keep a steady flow of rpgs not relasing the game in japan is going to kill the sales of the xbox Star ocean might pick up some sales of the 360 but not that much. Last Remnant is a limited time exclusive on the 360 then it will hit the ps3. Thanks to those with big money to spend, Sony better wake up and start getting some decent Rpgs
If this game released in japan today I bet that 5 million lead the 360 has on ps3 total sales would disappear pretty quickly lol.
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