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The most recent issue of Weekly Famitsu polled 6,678 non-Japanese people, asking their opinions about Japanese video games. Which twenty did they say they liked most? Let’s find out!

Here is the breakdown by age:

Under 9 years old: 2 people

In their teens: 717 people

In their 20s: 4,429 people

In their 30s: 1,378 people

In their 40s: 125 people

Over 50: 7 people

And the breakdown by region:

North America: 3,397 people

Europe: 2,212 people

Asia (outside Japan): 406 people

South America: 364 people

Oceania: 230 people

Africa: 23 people

According to those polled, here are the 20 games (and franchises) that are most loved:

20. Pokemon series - 162 votes

19. Okami - 164 votes

18. Ni-Oh - 168 votes

17. Final Fantasy series - 190 votes

16. Metal Gear Solid - 191 votes

15. Super Mario Odyssey - 197 votes

14. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - 198 votes

13. Persona 3 - 203 votes

12. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - 227 votes

11. Chrono Trigger- 247 votes

10. Final Fantasy VII - 308 votes

9. Persona 4 - 318 votes

8. Yakuza 0 - 375 votes

7. Bloodborne - 452 votes

6. Monster Hunter series - 458 votes

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 474 votes

4. Monster Hunter: World - 494 votes

3. Dark Souls - 502 votes

2. Nier: Automata - 1132 votes

1. Persona 5 - 1276 votes

Agree? Disagree?

While these are the top twenty choices, Famitsu explained that over 900 titles were selected.


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