Famitsu’s Most Wanted: Issue 1208
posted on 01.28.12 at 07:15 PM EDT by (@salromano)
No. 1: Dragon Quest X.

The “Top 30” most wanted section in issue 1208 of Weekly Famitsu sees Dragon Quest X continue its reign. The upcoming Wii MMO sits on the top spot once again this week. Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s upcoming collaboration, One Piece: Kaizoku Musou, moved from the fourth to third spot, pushing Persona 4: The Golden down one. A more significant jump, Konami’s latest entry in the Shining series, Shining Blade, moved from the thirteenth to the seventh spot. Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Square Enix’s 2006 announced PlayStation 3 action RPG, moved from being eighth most wanted to twelfth.

Get the entire list list below. The numbers follow this key: this week’s position/last week’s position.

01/01. [Wii] Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (Square Enix) – 827 votes
02/02. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom) – 607 votes
03/04. [PS3] One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (Namco Bandai) – 543 votes
04/03. [PSV] Persona 4: The Golden (Atlus) – 493 votes
05/05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) – 489 votes
06/06. [PSP] Fotokano (Konami) – 378 votes
07/13. [PSP] Shining Blade (Konami) – 297 votes
08/10. [PS3] Binary Domain (Sega) – 289 votes
09/09. [3DS] Animal Crossing 3DS (Nintendo) – 282 votes
10/12. [PS3] Asura’s Wrath (Capcom) – 254 votes
11/11. [3DS] New Love Plus (Konami) – 247 votes
12/08. [PS3] Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Square Enix) – 217 votes
13/18. [PS3] 2nd Super Robot Wars OG (Namco Bandai) – 204 votes
14/14. [3DS] Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix) – 200 votes
15/15. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix) – 196 votes
16/21. [PSP] God Eater 2 (Namco Bandai) – 178 votes
17/25. [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ) – 168 votes
18/29. [PSP] Yakuza: Black Panther 2 (Sega) – 164 votes
19/28. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D (Square Enix) – 161 votes
20/19. [3DS] Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (Square Enix) – 158 votes
21/—. [3DS] Hatsune Miku & Future Stars Project Mirai (Sega) – 154 votes
22/24. [3DS] Fantasy Life (Level-5) – 151 votes
23/—. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Kakusei (Nintendo) – 145 votes
24/27. [PSP] Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (Namco Bandai) – 127 votes
25/16. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami) – 126 votes
26/17. [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
29/22. [PS3] Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (Atlus) – 106 votes
30/—. [PS3] Soulcalibur V (Namco Bandai) – 94 votes

Editor’s Note: This is our new format for “Famitsu’s Most Wanted.” We’ll title every post with the issue number, and tagline it with the top game this week. I’ve recently found a local shop that sells Weekly Famitsu, so I should be able to report on its Top 30 section every week.

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  • Sal Romano

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  • Sal Romano

    Why is The Last Remnant still on the list?! More so, why is it still listed as TBD on their website? http://www.square-enix.com/jp/game/ps3/

    • FaithlessMr

      @Sal Romano:
      It will happen :D

    • FinalFantasy_fangirl

      @Sal Romano:

      SE is working on the remake!

  • Pretty strange that Toki to Towa is not in the list. Perhaps it will be when more info and gameplay revealed for the game.

    • Sal Romano

      @Chaos Raiden: Probably because it was just announced and still needs more time to build hype.

  • Zero

    About The Last Remnant for PS3 still being on the list –

    I find this hilarious. It’s called go buy it for very cheap on PC. The game wasn’t really that great, to be honest.

    @ Binary Domain

    Surprised with this scoring so high on the list, considering its a shooter.

    @ Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online (I’m sorry I have to rant a little here.)

    The only Wii game to make the list, and even if by some chance it is a success in Japan, it would need to be on something more relevant to be successful in the west.

    I’m quite surprised by DQ X landing at number one though. This is not going to be like Monster Hunter, Japan. It has online in the title for a reason, it’s going to play like an MMORPG.

    Dragon Quest is amazingly popular in Japan, but MMOs have always been very hit or miss. And they have never really embraced them like gamers in the west have.

    And let’s be honest, the Wii is old and really on its last leg. The effect it had on gamers is dying off, and Nintendo is struggling sales wise because of it.

    DQ X should really be on the PS3/PC and Wii U only. Or whatever Nintendo changes the name of the console to.

    Putting out the game on hardware that is on it’s last leg is just so risky, and I don’t understand why they are taking such risks after FFXIV.

    Especially with an MMORPG, that you want to charge a monthly fee for, and you plan to keep that going for as long as possible.

    Clearly, I’m worried about the game. And I think the hype it has in Japan might hurt it. They expect a level of greatness for the series in Japan. It’s held on an even higher pedestal than Final Fantasy is.

    I’m just not so sure gamers in Japan are well informed about how the game is going to play. You don’t really play this offline, or take it on the go like Monster Hunter. This is really a PC centric title, which is why it should be on the PC. Point is, historically those types of games have not been well embraced in Japan.

    Square-Enix clearly thinks they can change this by making a Dragon Quest MMO, but I think the risk is to great for them right now. Why not go with a sure thing? I like companies taking risks, but only when it’s financially viable.

    They really got hurt last year in that department in Japan, some have even said Eidos saved them as a company. It’s all a terrible frightening truth, and they would be far more wise to focus on some sure thing money makers to improve those numbers.

    Oh well, let’s hope it’s a big success. (Rant off.)

    • Sal Romano

      @Zero: Dragon Quest X has actually been number one for a really long time. Even before its MMO reveal last year.

      I think it was only bested when Tales of Xillia was still upcoming. Tales of Xillia took the top spot for a few weeks, I believe, and then it just kept switching back and forth. Again, that was before the MMO reveal.

      As for your rant, it’s Dragon Quest. As long as it’s Dragon Quest, it might as well be Monster Hunter. They’re Japan’s two most followed franchises. If there’s anything to be surprised about, I’m surprised Monster Hunter 4 didn’t end up at position two, or one, even. Expected this basically:

      01. Dragon Quest X or Monster Hunter 4
      02. Dragon Quest X or Monster Hunter 4

      • Zero

        @Sal Romano:

        I’m surprised Monster Hunter was not number one as well.

        I guess I’m still just worried about the game being an MMORPG. Online only games, or online heavy platforms have never really took off in Japan.

        What I think SE is looking at is the monthly fee’s. If the game is successful enough, and JP gamers really jump into it. They could have a decent revenue stream coming from MMO monthly fee’s.

        Which is good thinking and all, but they really need the west to jump on board with the game as well. (To help increase that revenue stream.)

        The idea of making it an MMORPG could actually help the series become more popular in the west, but the choice to keep it on the wii just kills that.

        The fans hold the series in such high regard, they will either love or hate the game. And even if they sell a bunch of copies at launch, they need those subscribers to keep an online game afloat.

        That would be something interesting to see asked in Famitsu.

        How many gamers plan to buy Dragon Quest X?

        How many of those who buy the game will subscribe and pay the online monthly fee?

        (I personally would like to see some more polls on gematsu by the way. Thought I would just plug this in here haha.

        This site seems to have quite a few JRPG fans, and god knows we have some really outspoken DMC fans. >_>

        I guess I’m just interested in those types of things, questions about JRPGS I’m sure would get lots of votes and comments. For example, maybe after a month or so a poll question could be, Did you like FF13-2 better or FF13?)

        • Sal Romano

          @Zero: Sounds like a good idea. I’ll try and come up with some good questions, but if you have any you want asked, feel free to shoot me an e-mail (find it on the Staff page).