Every week, Japanese game magazine Famitsu releases a list of the most anticipated games. The list varies somewhat from week to week, but it does give you a good idea of what Japanese gamers are looking forward to.

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The poll is done via postcard forms that come with magazine, and one section asks readers for the five upcoming games they want to play the most. So, the resulting data is based on multiple responses.

A couple things to keep in mind. One, these are replies not only from Famitsu readers, but Famitsu readers who took the time to fill out a questionnaire and send it in. They’re not exactly passive consumers. By sending in the postcard, however, they have a chance at winning things like a PlayStation Store Card, an Xbox gift card, or a pre-paid Nintendo card.

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Another thing to note is that some titles will appear deceptively low (or high), depending on how much we’ve seen of the game (recent announcements or Famitsu articles will give a bump in interest from week to week) or how close we are too release. So, for example, the new Legend of Zelda entry’s position is lower now than it’s likely to be once we see even more of the game and get closer to release.

Other titles, like Yo-Kai Watch 3, might be low on the charts because the target audience is younger than your typical Famitsu reader, but that game is bound to be a massive seller. Then, there are titles that appear in the poll requests that offer a very accurate picture of how the game will do when released.

I’ve included the past three weeks worth of results to provide as much context as possible. Realize that titles that come in 30 and above on the list do not have their vote count data published.

30. Gundam Breaker 3 (PS4) 126 votes

Previous Week: #27 (114 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #40 (vote number not available)

29. Gundam Breaker 3 (Vita) 140 votes

Previous Week: #19 (164 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #30 (119 votes)

28. The Last Guardian (PS4) 143 votes

Previous Week: #31 (vote number not available)

Two Weeks Ago: #27 (147 votes)

27. Story of Seasons: Precious Friends From Three Villages (3DS) 154 votes

Previous Week: #40 (vote number not available)

Two Weeks Ago: #24 (162 votes)

26. Yo-kai Sangoku-shi (3DS) 156 votes

Previous Week: #29 (109 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: N/A

25. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Plus (Vita) 157 votes

Previous Week: #28 (110 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #36 (vote number not available)

24. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) 158 votes

Previous Week: #15 (202 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #23 (163 votes)

23. The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars (PS4) 162 votes

Previous Week: #23 (141 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: N/A

22. Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (Vita) 167 votes

Previous Week: #25 (135 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #28 (146 votes)

21. Black Rose Valkyrie (PS4) 170 votes

Previous Week: #24 (136 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: N/A

20. Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) 183 votes

Previous Week: #21 (155 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #29 (133 votes)

19. SaGa Scarlet Grace (Vita) 189 votes

Previous Week: #22 (142 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #26 (151 votes)

18. Dark Souls III (PS4) 191 votes

Previous Week: #18 (184 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #34 (vote number not available)

17. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune (PS4) 219 votes

Previous Week: #17 (185 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #15 (208 votes)

16. The Legend of Zelda (Wii U/New Title) 231 votes

Previous Week: #13 (224 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #20 (169 votes)

15. Yakuza 6 (PS4) 244 votes

Previous Week: #14 (204 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #12 (267 votes)

14. Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS) 250 votes

Previous Week: #16 (196 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #21 (166 votes)

13. Tales of Berseria (PS4) 253 votes

Previous Week: #12 (225 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #19 (178 votes)

12. Ni-Oh! (PS4) 268 votes

Previous Week: #20 (162 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #25 (152 votes)

11. Ace Attorney 6 (3DS) 283 votes

Previous Week: #11 (241 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #14 (236 votes)

10. Kingdom Hearts III (PS4) 297 votes

Previous Week: #7 (363 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #7 (339 votes)

9. Persona 5 (PS3) 342 votes

Previous Week: #10 (258 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #13 (260 votes)

8. Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) 379 votes

Previous Week: #9 (260 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #16 (190 votes)

7. Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) 403 votes

Previous Week: #8 (361 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #8 (326 votes)

6. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (3DS) 490 votes

Previous Week: #6 (396 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #6 (406 votes)

5. Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) 729 votes

Previous Week: #3 (666 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #4 (583 votes)

4. Dragon Quest XI (PS4) 763 votes

Previous Week: #5 (604 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #5 (540 votes)

3. Persona 5 (PS4) 830 votes

Previous Week: #4 (636 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #2 (651 votes)

2. Dragon Quest XI (3DS) 845 votes

Previous Week: #2 (693 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #1 (763 votes)

1. Final Fantasy XV (PS4) 890 votes

Previous Week: #1 (784 votes)

Two Weeks Ago: #3 (613 votes)

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