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Gamers in Japan love RPGs. But which ones are their favourites? Weekly Famitsu set out to answer that question in a recent poll.
Between June 22 and June 28, the magazine asked 2,295 readers for the RPGs they liked best. Out of those who replied, 56 per cent were men and 43 per cent were women (1 per cent did not list either). Nine per cent were in their teens, 36 per cent in their 20s, 37 per cent in their 30s, 16 per cent in their 40s, 1 per cent in their 50s, and another 1 per cent did not give their age.
As with the previous polls (here and here, for example), 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."
20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4/Xbox One/PC) - 72 points
19. Final Fantasy VIII (PlayStation/PC) - 74 points
18. Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation/PC/iOS/Android) - 75 points
17. Mother 2 (SNES) - 78 points
16. Final Fantasy VI (SNES/PlayStation/GBA/iOS/Android) - 81 points
15. Dragon Quest IV (NES/PlayStation/DS/iOS/Android) - 82 points
14. Persona 5: The Golden (Vita) - 90 points
13. Xenogears (PlayStation) - 91 points
12. Final Fantasy X (PS2/PS3/PS4/Vita/PC) - 100 points
11. Xenoblade (Wii/3DS) - 104 points
10. Final Fantasy XV (PS4/Xbox One) - 110 points
9. Persona 3 (PS2/PSP) - 131 points
8. Nier Replicant (PS3) - 151 points
7. Suikoden II (PlayStation) - 155 points
6. Dragon Quest V (SNES/PS2/DS/iOS/Android) - 165 points
5. Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation/PC/PS4/iOS/Android) - 169 points
4. Nier: Automata (PS4/PC) - 177 points
3. Chrono Trigger (SNES/PlayStation/DS/Mobile/iOS/Android) - 194 points
2. Dragon Quest III (NES/SNES/GBC/Mobile/iOS/Android) - 218 points
1. Persona 5 (PS3/PS4) - 256 points
What about you? What's your favourite RPG?