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Wonder which shooters folks in Japan like best? Here’s a poll that might shed light on that question.

As with the previous polls (here and here), each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu.

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Unlike the previous polls, which saw over a thousand people participate, the number of Famitsu readers who cared enough about FPS and TPS games to respond was significantly smaller.

Only 307 people replied (90 percent were men and 10 percent were women). Out of that, 15 percent were in their teens, 39 percent were in their 20s, 30 percent were in their 30s, 13 percent were in their 40s, and 3 percent were 50 and up. No doubt these folks really, really love shooters!

As with other polls, participants could put whatever games they wanted in their replies.

20. Doom (SNES/MS-DOS/3DO/N64/PS1/Saturn/PC) - 18 points

19. Simple 2000 Volume 81: Earth Defense 2 (PS2) - 19 points

18. Gears of War (Xbox 360) - 21 points

17. Resident Evil 4 (GameCube/Wii/PS2/PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/PC) - 23 points

16. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/PC) - 26 points

15. Destiny (PS3/PS4) - 29 points

14. The Last of Us (PS3/PS4) - 30 points

13. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3/Xbox 360/PC) - 33 points

12. Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) - 35 points

11. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warefare (PS3/Xbox 360/PC/DS) - 36 points

10. Titanfall 2 (PS4/Xbox One/PC) - 39 points

9. Alliance of Valiant Arms (PC) - 41 points

8. Battlefield 1 (PS4/Xbox One/PC) - 46 points

7. Battlefield 4 (PS4/PS3/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC) - 51 points

6. MAG: Massive Action Game (PS3) - 55 points

5. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4/PC) - 59 points

4. Goldeneye 007 (N64/Wii) - 62 points

3. Rainbow Six Siege (PS4/Xbox One/PC) - 71 points

2. Splatoon (Wii U) - 89 points

1. Overwatch (PS4/PC) - 96 points

Honestly, I’m rather surprised not to see Halo in there! The game has a hardcore following in Japan.


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