Popular Japanese news source Famitsu polls it’s readers as to what video games they are anticipating and includes the top 30 in it’s magazine. In the top 30 are an array of games from PS3, PSP, 3DS, and Wii. Xbox 360 isn’t that popular in Japan so it isn’t surprising to not see a game from the console making the list. What is surprising is that there is no sign of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. Yes the game is for Xbox 360, but it is also for PS3. In an anime centric country where Naruto is one of the most popular series, it’s a shocker that not even 94 fans out of the thousands polled want to get their hands on it.
What the survey from Famitsu Issue 1208, which was released on January 26, 2012 in Japan, does show is fans want One Piece. One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (One Piece: Pirate Warriors) is the 3rd most wanted game by Famitsu readers. The game is expected to be released in less than a month in Japan on March 1st, 2012. No North American release date has been announced, and as for a European release, it is rumored, but no date or official announcement as of yet.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is expected to be released on February 23, 2012 in Japan, March 13, 2012 in North America, and March 30, 2012 in Europe.
Below are the top 30 most wanted games by Famitsu readers as of Issue 1208 along with the amount of people that voted for them.
01. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix) – 827 votes
02. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom) – 607 votes
03. [PS3] One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (Namco Bandai) – 543 votes
04. [PSV] Persona 4: The Golden (Atlus) – 493 votes
05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) – 489 votes
06. [PSP] Fotokano (Konami) – 378 votes
07. [PSP] Shining Blade (Konami) – 297 votes
08. [PS3] Binary Domain (Sega) – 289 votes
09. [3DS] Animal Crossing 3DS (Nintendo) – 282 votes
10. [PS3] Asura’s Wrath (Capcom) – 254 votes
11. [3DS] New Love Plus (Konami) – 247 votes
12. [PS3] Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Square Enix) – 217 votes
13. [PS3] 2nd Super Robot Wars OG (Namco Bandai) – 204 votes
14. [3DS] Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix) – 200 votes
15. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix) – 196 votes
16. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai) – 178 votes
17. [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ) – 168 votes
18. [PSP] Yakuza: Black Panter 2 (Sega) – 164 votes
19. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (Square Enix) – 161 votes
20. [3DS] Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 158 votes
21. [3DS] Hatsune Miku & Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega) – 154 votes
22. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5) – 151 votes
23. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Kakusei (Nintendo) – 145 votes
24. [PSP] Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (Namco Bandai) – 127 votes
25. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami) – 126 votes
26. [PS3] Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom) – 122 votes
27. [3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo) – 119 votes
28. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey (GungHo Online Entertainment) – 110 votes
29. [PS3] Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (Atlus) – 106 votes
30. [PS3] Soulcalibur V (Namco Bandai) – 94 votes
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations Sales
One Piece Pirate Musou Sales
It's time to move on.