The fans of Gundam Evolution have spoken. According to Gundam Evolution rankings taken by Bandai Namco, Gundam Unicorn is the most popular Gundam work. The data was gathered via surveys sent to participants in the Gundam Evolution closed network tests. Among other questions, Bandai Namco polled players on their favorite Gundam movies and series. Collected from players in both the North American and Japanese tests, they form a picture of which series are Gundam Evolution players’ favorites, at least in those territories.
Bandai Namco shared the collated Gundam Evolution rankings via its official Twitter account. They’re divided between Japan, North America, and a combined result for both territories.
No matter where you come from, our love of #Gundam is what unites us all around the world!
Check out the consolidated series rankings from our PC and Console Network Test Surveys, with 7 series in common between US/Canada and Japan! #GUNEVO #PLAYGUNEVO #GUNDAMEVOLUTION pic.twitter.com/LwF5eqFG69
— GUNDAM EVOLUTION (@gundamevolution) July 27, 2022
On the Japanese side, the Gundam Evolution rankings placed Gundam Unicorn in first place, followed by the Char’s Counter Attack film. Gundam 00, Gundam Hathaway, and the original Gundam series made up the rest of the top 5. Universal Century series dominated the top rankings overall, making up 7 of the top 10 places. Zeta Gundam, The 08th MS Team, and Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory all placed. Of the original settings, Iron-Blooded Orphans and Gundam Seed joined 00 for the top spots.
On the North American side, Gundam Evolution rankings also favored the Universal Century. Mobile Suit Gundam placed highest among North American players. Unicorn and Char’s Counter Attack still placed 3rd and 5th, respectively, while 08th MS Team and Zeta all made it into the top 10. That being said, there was more room in the North American top list for original settings. Iron-Blooded Orphans ranked 2nd, while Gundam Wing ranked 4th. Mobile Fighter G Gundam and Gundam Thunderbolt also proved popular in North America.
Finally, the consolidated Gundam Evolution rankings placed Gundam Unicorn, Mobile Suit Gundam and Char’s Counter Attack in the top three entries. Though Bandai Namco didn’t give the absolute number of respondents, the rankings were almost evenly split between North American and Japanese players.
Gundam Evolution is in development, with a target release window in 2022. It’ll appear on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Check out Siliconera’s impressions of the game from a previous test period.