Poll: People In Japan Reveal Which Famous Game Franchises They Haven't Played

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Have you played every big-time game franchise? Are there any well-known game series you haven’t checked out? In Japan, a recent poll asked people about which famous series they haven’t played.


There were 2,362 votes in this Goo Ranking poll. Here are the top responses.

16. Persona series - 44 votes

15. Taiko no Tatsujin series - 46 votes

14. Nobunaga’s Ambition series - 47 votes

13. Kingdom Hearts series - 57 votes

12. Yokai Watch series - 58 votes

11. Smash Bros. series - 61 votes

9. Momotaro Dentetsu series - 63 votes

9. Yakuza series - 63 votes

8. Splatoon series - 72 votes

7. Animal Crossing series - 75 votes

6. Resident Evil series - 76 votes

5. Pokémon series - 93 votes

4. The Legend of Zelda series - 97 votes

3. Monster Hunter series - 180 votes

2. Final Fantasy series - 223 votes

1. Dragon Quest series - 249 votes

Who would’ve thought that one, two, and three would be some of the biggest selling game franchises in Japan?

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.


 If its a Nintendo exclusive series then...never played it.  That said, haven’t tried any Monster Hunter either.