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Gamers Most Excited About Persona Q2 says Japanese Industry Survey

Persona Q2 for the 3DS seems to be the title that Nintendo gamers are most excited about, according to a recent unscientific poll. Famitsu magazine runs a weekly survey of readers to check which games they’re looking forward to most on Nintendo consoles. The newest entry in the Persona series won according to data that was collected over a period from June 7-13.

Since the magazine wants to provide an ample amount of time for gamers to get their replies in as well as take the time to compile the data correctly, it doesn’t seem like Western media outlets received this information until today. However, it should come as no surprise considering the staying power of games produced by Japanese software developer Atlus.

The tech giant is a subsidiary of Sega that’s best known for the Megami Tensei and Persona series. A character from those series is even the mascot of the company.

Famitsu, which originally started as a magazine covering software titles for Nintendo’s Family Computer, is often considered to be one of the largest video game journals in Japan. This makes it all the more interesting that gamers responding to the poll didn’t rank Nintendo’s titles from E3 very high on the list.

Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee on the Nintendo Switch, for instance, got put in at ninth.

Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that spot fourteen was occupied by Rockman 11: Unmei no Haguruma, which might be known better as Mega Man 11 by international gamers.

Some in the international media have opined that all of the attention paid to allegedly niche Mega Man titles by fans should encourage Japanese software developer Capcom to continue to release a variety of new titles in the franchise in spite of allegations that it might no longer be a viable media property.

Sekaiju no Meikyuu X on the 3DS and Octopath Traveler on the Nintendo Switch also broke into the top three. Following them was Shin Megami Tensei V on the Switch, which is also part of the same overarching family of games Atlus has continued development of.

John Rendace


John is a GNU/Linux expert with a hobbyist's background in C/C++, Web development, storage and file system technologies. In his free time, he maintains custom and vintage PC hardware. He's been compiling his own software from source since the DOS days and still prefers using the command line all these years later.
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