Dengeki readers choose top characters, developers, and games of 2010

It’s always interesting to see what Japanese gamers, whose tastes in gaming are vastly different than those of most overseas gamers, choose in polls held by their respected media outlets. Dengeki, a weekly magazine, recently asked its readers to vote on their favorite characters, developers, and games of 2010.

We’ve translated their readers’ selections for your easy reading below. Interestingly enough, God of War‘s Kratos made the top five character list.

Top Characters

1. Miku (Miku Project Diva 2nd)
2. Snake (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)
3. Ailu (Monster Hunter Portable 3rd)
4. Kratos (God of War III)
5. Totooria Helmold (Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2)
6. Mario (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
7. Aya Brea (The 3rd Birthday)
8. Tio Plateau (The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki)
9. Lloyd Baningusu (The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki)
10. Amemiya Lindow (God Eater: Burst)
11. Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces F)
12. Aqua (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep)
13. Kainae (Nier)
14. Rororina Fryxell (Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2)
15. Sophie (Tales of Graces F)
16. Saber (Fate/Extra)
17. Leanne (Resonance of Fate)
18. N (Pokemon White/Pokemon Black)
19. Pascal (Tales of Graces F)
20. Mono-Bear (Dangan-ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Kouko)

Top Manufacturers

1. Capcom
2. Nintendo
3. Sega
4. Namco
5. Square Enix
6. Level-5
7. Falcom
8. Konami
9. Sony Computer Entertainment
10. Gust Corporation

Top Games

1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom)
2. Pokemon Black (Nintendo)
3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
4. Miku Project Diva 2nd (Sega)
5. The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom)
6. Tales of Graces F (Namco Bandai)
7. God Eater: Burst (Namco Bandai)
8. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix)
9. Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 (Gust Corporation)
10. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix)
11. Xenoblade (Nintendo)
12. Nier (Square Enix)
13. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)
14. Resonance of Fate (Sega)
15. God of War III (SCE)
16. K-ON! After School Live!! (Sega)
17. Gran Turismo 5 (SCE)
18. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
19. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (Atlus)
20. Dangan-ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Kouko (Spike)
21. Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel (Gust Corporation)
22. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Square Enix)
23. Yakuza 4 (Sega)
24. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
25. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix)
26. Love Plus (Konami)
27. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
28. Heavy Rain (SCE)
29. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (Capcom)
30. Ghost Trick (Capcom)

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