Famitsu.com's Top Video Game News of 2011

As voted by readers, plus a list based on hits

Famitsu polled online readers from December 13-19th to figure out which stories caught people's attention the most over the past year. They revealed those results, as well as which stories were biggest hit-wise, in the magazine this week.


First, voted as top stories:


10. Monster Hunter 3G release date, Circle Pad bundles announced 

9. Sony details NGP [now, PS Vita] hardware 

8. Monster Hunter Portable 3 ships over 4 million copies domestically 

7. Vita launch day 

6. 3DS first week sales numbers 

5. New Dragon Quest game detailed 

4. Wii U Announcement 

3. Surprise Announcement of Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS 

2. 77 million PSN users' account info possibly leaked 

1. 3DS price drop 


The actual top-accessed stories:


10. Senran Kagura announcement article

9. Super Danganronpa 2 announcement article

8. Part 1 of G Generation feature

7. Persona 4: The Golden on Vita

6. Monster Hunter 4 announced for 3DS

5. Keiyaku Mahou Shoujo begins service on GREE

4. Monster Hunter 3rd HD announced

3. Super Robot Wars for PS3, 2nd Super Robot Wars OG

2. Monster Hunter series coming to iPhone

1. PlayStation Meeting 2011 live blog


Bonus polls!


Game companies that made the biggest impression: 


3. Capcom

2. Sony Computer Entertainment

1. Nintendo


Individual that made the biggest impression:


3. Ryozo Tsujimoto (Monster Hunter producer at Capcom)

2. Akihiro Hino (president of Level-5)

1. Shigeru Miyamoto (head of game design at Nintendo)


Commercial that made the biggest impression:


3. Uncharted 3 (featuring Harrison Ford)

2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (featuring Shouko Nakagawa)

1. Mario Kart 7 (featuring Arashi)


As you can see, it's a bit different from what you would expect in, say, the states. What do you think a similar ranking would look like on a North American-focused website? 


Source: Sokuhou no Hokanko via Andriasang

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