Japanese Xbox 360 Fans' Top 50 Recommended Games

Barring a few differences, I guess East and West aren't so different after all

While it's doing quite well over here, the Xbox 360 has not been nearly as popular over in Japan, largely due to nationwide preference toward handheld gaming as well as lingering prejudice toward Western game development.  However, a recent survey held by Famitsu shows some surprising results.

 

In October, Famitsu's survey asked Xbox 360 owners what titles they would recommend, with the Steins;Gate visual novel taking the lead, followed by Gears of War 3.  Check out the full list:

 

1.) Steins;Gate – 95 votes
2.) Gears of War 3 – 91
3.) Forza Motorsport 4 – 58
4.) Halo: Reach – 54
5.) Monster Hunter Frontier Online – 44
6.) Gears of War – 43
7.) Lost Odyssey – 39
8,) Dead Rising – 38
9.) Earth Defense Force 2017 – 33
9.) Fallout 3 – 33
11.) Alan Wake – 32
12.) Blue Dragon – 29
13.) Halo 3 – 25
14.) Bayonetta – 24
14.) Trials HD – 24
16.) Tales of Vesperia – 19
16.) Gears of War 2 – 19
18.) Dance Central – 18
19.) Red Dead Redemption – 17
20.) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – 16
20.) Dance Masters – 16
22.) Idolm@ster – 15
22.) Splinter Cell: Conviction – 15
22.) The Last Remnant – 15
22.) Left 4 Dead 2 – 15
22.) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – 15
27.) Students of the Round – 14
27.) Left 4 Dead – 14
27.) Mass Effect – 14
30.) Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – 13
31.) Dead Space – 12
31.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 12
33.) Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation – 11
33.) Call of Duty: Black Ops  – 11
35.) Infinite Undiscovery – 10
35.) Deathsmiles – 10
35.) BioShock – 10
35.) Fable II – 10
35.) Dead Island – 10
40.) Idolm@ster 2 – 9
40.) Guardian Heroes – 9
40.) Borderlands – 9
40.) Mass Effect 2 – 9
40.) Forza Motorsport 3 – 9
40.) Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – 9
40.) Super Street Fighter IV – 9
40.) Dream Club Zero – 9
40.) Saints Row 2 – 9
49.) Halo Wars – 8
49.) Galgun – 8
49.) Resident Evil 5 – 8
49.) Bullet Witch – 8
49.) Dragon Age: Origins – 8
49.) Kinect Adventures – 8
49.) Tropico 3 – 8
49.) Nier Gestalt – 8

 

Wow, nice to see that the underappreciated Nier rounds out the list.  I thought it was a pretty well-rounded set of selections, and I was surprised to see Lost Odyssey as the highest-placing RPG.  My top five goes as follows:

 

1.) Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition

2.) Mass Effect 2

3.) Bayonetta

4.) Gears of War 3

5.) Vanquish

 

What's yours?  What do you think about seeing that barring a few differences and Japan-exclusive titles, a "best-of" list for 360 looks a lot like a "best-of" list in the US?

 

 

via Siliconera, Famitsu

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