Poll: The New Games That Japan Wants On The Switch

Poll: The New Games That Japan Wants On The Switch

Even though it’s early in the Switch’s life, the console already has some truly wonderful games. But what new titles in popular franchises do people in Japan most want? What will make them buy a Switch? The answers might – or might not – surprise you.

Research site GooRanking got over 2000 replies (2423 to be exact) to the question of what franchise's newest title would make you want to buy a Switch.

As if gamers in Japan need another reason to buy the Switch!

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Still, here are the top 21 results:

21. The new Inazuma Eleven - 34 votes

18. The new Rhythm Heaven - 36 votes

18. The new Dragon Quest Builders - 36 votes

18. The new Megami Tensei - 36 votes

17. The new Grand Theft Auto - 38 votes

16. The new Ace Attorney - 40 votes

15. The new Mario Maker - 48 votes

14. The new Harvest Moon - 51 votes

13. The new Resident Evil - 54 votes

12. The new Ogre Battle - 55 votes

11. The new Earthbound - 57 votes

9. The new Kingdom Hearts - 62 votes

9. The new Mario Party - 62 votes

8. The new Kirby - 65 votes

7. The new Tales - 69 votes

6. The new Taiko no Tatsujin - 70 votes

5. The new Final Fantasy - 112 votes

4. The new Fire Emblem - 125 votes

3. The new Pokemon - 163 votes

2. The new Smash Bros. - 205 votes

1. The new Animal Crossing - 214 votes

What about you?


  • Like always, I’m keen to see some classics get a modern treatment.

    Metroid is sitting pretty on that list for example.

  • Yeah I’m with them.
    Animal Crossing, Smash Bros and Pokemon would be my top 3 as well.
    Though I’d probably put Pokemon before Smash Bros personally.

  • The answers might – or might not – surprise you. Not. That’s pretty much what I’d expect to see on any list of this nature. The surprise though is that most of them are coming West as well.

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