According to a Famitsu poll conducted with the Japanese gaming public, CD Projekt's epic The Witcher 3 is the best non-Japanese RPG... despite only coming in at 20th on the list. Slots 1-19 were taken up by Japanese RPGs, with the recently released Persona 5 taking the top spot.
Here's the list in full:
20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4/Xbox One/PC) - 72 points
19. Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation/PC) - 74 points
18. Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation/PC) - 75 points
17. Mother 2 (aka Earthbound, SNES) - 78 points
16. Final Fantasy VI (SNES/PlayStation/PC) - 81 points
15. Dragon Quest IV (NES/PlayStation/DS/iOS/Android) - 82 points
14. Persona 5: The Golden (Vita) - 90 points
13. Xenogears (PlayStation) - 91 points
12. Final Fantasy X (PS2/PS3/PS4/Vita/PC) - 100 points
11. Xenoblade (Wii/3DS) - 104 points
10. Final Fantasy XV (PS4/Xbox One) - 110 points
9. Persona 3 (PS2/PSP) - 131 points
8. Nier Replicant (PS3) - 151 points
7. Suikoden II (PlayStation) - 155 points
6. Dragon Quest V (SNES/PS2/DS) - 165 points
5. Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation/PC) - 169 points
4. Nier: Automata (PS4/PC) - 177 points
3. Chrono Trigger (SNES/PlayStation/DS) - 194 points
2. Dragon Quest III (NES/SNES/GBC) - 218 points
1. Persona 5 (PS3/PS4) - 256 points
Everyone who entered could vote three times. Out of those who voted, 56% were men and 43% were women (1 percent didn't say). 9% were teens, 36% in their 20s, 37% in their 30s, 16% in their 40s, 1% in their 50s, and another 1% didn't say.
No American RPGs made it to the list, such as anything by Bethesda or Bioware. Out of the top 20, only The Witcher 3, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VI, and Nier Automata are on PC. We have hopes for Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5, however.
The Witcher 3 is the most popular Western RPG in Japan
24 July 2017 | By Chris J Capel
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- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone, NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy VIII
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