Poll: Japan's Favourite Fighting Games

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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?


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    Come at me weebs.

      That's not Japanese though. But I suppose the question posed at the end of the article wasn't specific.

        Its giant robots murdering each other in a spin off to a Street Fighter clone, don't know how much more Japanese it gets... oh and the question wasn't what Japanese fighting game was the best, it was which fighting game do the Japanese like the best. Seeing as how "Japan is number one", there was never going to be MK or any of the smaller western fighters.

        The list is literally only filled with Japanese games because popular opinion over there is that they make better fighters, they are not entirely wrong, but its still a dick move.

    Street Fighter II Turbo. After that I suppose Tekken Tag or Tekken 4.

    street fighter
    the king of fighters
    virtua fighter
    under night in birth
    rival schools
    capcom vs snk 2
    dead or alive (maybe)

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