For a country that has made a whole bunch of fighting games, you better believe that Japan has its favourites. A recent survey revealed top twenty beloved titles, according to Weekly Famitsu readers.
Between April 13 and April 19, the magazine asked 2,461 readers to name their favourite fighting games. Ninety-two per cent of respondents were men, while the remaining 8 per cent were women. Six per cent were in their teens, 43 per cent in their 20s, 42 per cent in their 30s, 8 per cent in their 40s, and 1 per cent in their 50s.
As with the previous action game poll, 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 localised for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu.
20. SoulCalibur V (PS3/Xbox 360) - 98 points
19. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PS4/PS3/Xbox One/PC) - 109 points
18. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (Vita/PS4/PS3/Arcade) - 111 points
17. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Vita/Switch/PS3/PS2/Xbox 360/Neo Geo/DC/PC/iOS/Android/Arcade) - 124 points
16. Rival Schools: United by Fate (DC/Arcade) - 125 points
15. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Vita/PS4/PS3/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC) - 130 points
14. Fist of the North Star (PS2/Arcade) - 132 points
13. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (Arcade) - 136 points
12. Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (PS4/PS3/PC/Arcade) - 139 points
11. Under Night In-Birth (Arcade) - 140 points
10. Virtua Fighter 2 (PS3/PS2/Xbox One/Saturn/PC/Arcade) - 154 points
9. Capcom vs. SNK 2 Millionaire Fighting 2001 (GC/PS2/Xbox/DC/Arcade) - 163 points
8. Darkstalkers 3 (PS/Sega/Arcade) - 172 points
7. The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) - 180 points
6. Street Fighter V (PS4/PC) - 191 points
5. BlazBlue: Central Fiction (PS4/PS3/Xbox One/Arcade) - 230 points
4. Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (DC/PS2/Arcade) - 237 points
3. Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS4/PS3/Xbox 360/PC/Arcade) - 254 points
2. Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator (PS4/PS3/DC/Arcade) - 266 points
1. Street Fighter II (SNES/Arcade) - 383 points
What about you? What's your favourite fighter?