Japanese Gamers On The Most Interesting Games Of 2010 So Far

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Dengeki recently conducted a survey of the most interesting games released during the first half of 2010 in Japan. While a lot of the usual candidates popped up, it was interesting to see titles like God of War III and Heavy Rain mentioned, even if they were lower on the chart.

 

The survey was conducted from June 25th – July 7th. Here are the results:

 

RankGameSystemPublisher
01.Metal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerPSPKonami
02.Etrian Odyssey IIINintendo DSAtlus
03.XenobladeWiiNintendo
04.Super Street Fighter IVMultiplatformCapcom
05.NieR Gestalt / ReplicantXbox 360 / PS3Square Enix
06.Ar Tonelico 3PS3Gust
07.Kingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepPSPSquare Enix
08.Lost Planet 2MultiplatformCapcom
09.Super Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
10.God EaterPSPNamco Bandai
11.Yakuza 4PS3SEGA
12.God of War IIIPS3Sony
13.Ghost TrickNintendo DSCapcom
14.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2Nintendo DSSquare Enix
15.Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2PS3Gust
16.LovePlus +Nintendo DSKonami
17.Valkyria Chronicles 2PSPSEGA
18.Dragon Quest VI: Realms of ReverieNintendo DSSquare Enix
19.Resonance of FateMultiplatformSEGA
20.Heavy RainPS3Sony

 

Publisher-wise, Square Enix took the win with four titles in the list. Capcom and Sega tied for second place, with three each. If you’re interested, here are the results for the entirety of 2009. Okay, go wild in the comments!

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.