Famitsu’s Most Wanted: Issue 1326
posted on 05.08.14 at 12:55 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Persona 5 on top, Mario Kart 8 follows.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted: Issue 1326

It’s been a month since our last Famitsu Top 30 update, so let’s take a look at movement from this week’s issue.

Persona 5 is readers’ most anticipated game, sitting in the top spot both this week and last week. Mario Kart 8 follows in second, moving up from position five. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Persona Q, and Final Fantasy XV follow in the top five.

The rest of the Top 30, like the top five, should seem familiar if you’ve been following past updates, save for any games that have been released over the past month.

Get the full chart below.

  • 01/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 678 votes
  • 02/05. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 614 votes
  • 03/02. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 607 votes
  • 04/04. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 578 votes
  • 05/03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 576 votes
  • 06/08. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, TBA) – 379 votes
  • 07/06. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 366 votes
  • 08/11. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 339 votes
  • 09/09. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 263 votes
  • 10/17. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 260 votes
  • 11/07. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 249 votes
  • 12/14. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 246 votes
  • 13/13. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 235 votes
  • 14/10. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei, Summer 2014) – 233 votes
  • 15/16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, Summer 2014) – 228 votes
  • 16/15. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 227 votes
  • 17/18. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories (Bandai Namco, 05/29/14) – 212 votes
  • 18/21. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo, Fall 2014) – 193 votes
  • 19/22. [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (Falcom, 09/25/14) – 182 votes
  • 20/24. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (Falcom, 09/25/14) – 169 votes
  • 21/12. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, IWillNeverLeave) – 164 votes
  • 22/26. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Gust, 06/26/14) – 163 votes
  • 23/19. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (SCEJ, 07/17/14) – 157 votes
  • 24/28. [PSV] Kantai Collection (Kadokawa Games, 2014) – 138 votes
  • 25/23. [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami (Tecmo Koei, 2014) – 127 votes
  • 26/—. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2 Honke / Ganso (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 126 votes
  • 27/27. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Bandai Namco, 05/15/14) – 125 votes
  • 28/25. [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo, Summer 2014) – 117 votes
  • 29/—. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, Summer 2014) – 110 votes
  • 30/—. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP (Bandai Namco, 07/17/14) – 109 votes

Total Votes: 8,170

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    21/12. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, IWillNeverLeave) – 164 votes

    Just port this to PS4 so the misery can end.

    • Elvick

      PS4 isn’t PS3.


  • PrinceHeir

    Evil Within!!!

    Freaking glad Japanese cares about that game :)

    Shame there’s no Tekken X Streetfighter(Namco needs to confirm if it’s cancelled or not?)

    • Six

      After how poorly Street Fighter x Tekken did, it would probably be in their best interest just to can it and move on to Tekken 7.

      • Budgiecat

        tekken team aren’t trolls. they can certainly do better than Capcom’s attempt

      • Anime10121

        Nooo :(

        I was waiting on Tekken x SF :(

  • Renaldi Saputra

    no dragon ball heroes

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Do kids read Famitsu?

      • Renaldi Saputra

        How about those adult DB fans?

  • pixxxelz

    Tales of zestiria is above kingdom hearts 3! wat?
    Also why is bayonetta 2 so low..

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Cause Bayonetta 2 is on the WiiU

      • pixxxelz

        So is Mario Kart 8 :/

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Famitsu doesn’t agree with Platinum Games decision probably

      • Skyer Ist

        Cause Bayonetta never was super popular in Japan. And overall, this list means nothing. For example, Yokai Watch 2 is near Bayonetta 2 now, but in reality it’ll sell million or more copies, when Bayonetta will be lucky to cross 100K. Monster Hunter 4G will be multimillion title, when Persona 5 will be lucky to cross 500K, etc etc.

        • Hidayat246

          That numbers sales…..

      • TalesOfBS

        Pretty much this.

    • Anime10121

      Because they know Zesty’s coming out in a little while, where Kingdom Hearts aint likely to be released for 4-5 more years

  • Sevyne

    Skipped looking at most of the list to find The Last Remnant. Was not disappointed.

    • FTM

      Same XD

      Worst part is how much I too want Last Remnant on PS3 (with all the PC patches that made the game actually good). S-E should do it!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      It’s the only reason I even check the list any more, lol. I want to see how long it stays.

  • AlphaSixNine

    Persona 5 still at the top. I am happy. :3

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It will continue to be for a long time.

  • Pyrofrost

    I like seeing The Evil Within so high. I can’t wait for the return of real Survival Horror.

  • Six

    The Evil Within movin’ on up. I really hope that game is successful. Also, glad to see Senran Kagura 2 and Bravely Second up there.

    I will play Bravely Default someday. Someday.

  • dark-kyon

    atelier shallie 163 votes,look like shalistera and shallotte got attention of atelier fanbase. they do a good combination for every taste,shalistera got the atelier totori and ayesha fans and shalote have the atelier rorona and meruru.also do not forget the good work of gust improving in every game.

    • Duo Maxwell

      The character designs this time does stand out more than previous titles, too. Heck, I would go as far as saying they look better than Tales of characters.

      Now if only Gust could improve the technical part of their games.

  • new_tradition

    Interesting listing this week. The more tangible games with release dates are higher up this time.

    Although I would’ve thought Oreshika would be a little higher, but Freedom Wars seems to be taking the attention for now. Nice to see Bravely Second pretty up there too.

    And yay, Bayonetta 2 made the list! I don’t remember seeing it in the previous FMW posts =D

    And as always, lol at Last Remnant for PS3. SE needs to update their damn site and take off the PS3 name and Sony icon at least if they’re not gonna outright say it’s not happening.

  • Ksatmata

    Sen no Kiseki II should be in the top 10

    • tabegoro

      It is if you combine the PSV and PS3 numbers.

  • Budgiecat

    X isn’t even on the list

    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      Never saw it. Hardly understand their taste.

    • Elvick

      It’ll probably be on the list once they show stuff about it consistently.

      • Raziel Kõbe

        But is the same situatio with persona 5, and worst because X show gameplay however persona 5 show nothing.

        • Elvick

          So? Different franchises. Persona is more popular.

        • RampagingSoul

          The thing is, Persona is very established in Japan compared to X. Xenoblade (previous Monolith Soft game) hasn’t sold as well in Japan compared to Persona games; Golden being a recent example. The main reason Xenoblade sold well was North American sales if I remember correctly, which is ironic since it was the last region to get it and it was a GS exclusive besides Nintendo’s online store.

    • Anime10121

      Probably because even though its supposedly releasing this year in Japan…it STILL doesnt even have a real name yet :P

      • Sevyne

        That seems to make the most sense.

  • Hidayat246

    and the last remnant still in there

    i feel sorry for every peoples who still want this game so bad on ps3 since PC version is already exists

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    The Last Remnant


  • TheExile285

    Freedom Wars shot up pretty high. Good, keep up that marketing Sony!

  • Zuhri69

    The Last Remnant PS3. Kthxbye!

  • Raziel Kõbe

    Is Last remnant really good? I curious because the people say bad things abot this game, but the same happened with Nier and I have luck for dont hear the majority…

    • Anime10121

      It ran horribly (on 360), but it was a pretty good game!

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Poor Bayonetta.

  • DarthBrian

    I find it interesting that the PS4/PS3 versions of Evil Within are right next to each other as well as the PS3/Vita versions of Sen no Kiseki.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, the differences between them are minimal, so the votes will obviously reflect that. Famitsu ratings usually work the same way with multiplatform titles (usually being only 1-2 points apart).

      • DarthBrian

        But it’s weird. Like exactly 3 more people want the PS4 version. You would think that one would be significantly higher than the other. Especially in regards to the install bases of the respective consoles.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          I’m not even entirely sure how much hype Psychobreak/The Evil Within even has in Japan, honestly. The extra votes for PS4 are probably just for the better graphics and framerate though.

  • ConkerBFD

    It seems they give up on The Last Guardian!!!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      But not The Last Remnant.

    • SOforever

      To keep interest up SONY should say “yes WE HEAR YOU :) the game still exists and we want to show ya a new trailer” Much like FF XV I will buy Last Guradian as well WHENEVER it comes out
      PS: I need to play ICO again :)

  • surakian

    The Last Guardian is a forgotten dream but the Last Remnant lives on!