Famitsu Readers Voted Their Most Wanted Sequels

The latest feature in Weekly Famitsu is a survey asking its readers sequels they most looking forward to. Plenty of surprises and nice reminders of series I’ve forgotten in there. Demon’s Souls, which only came out three months ago, is at 12th place, the highest among the games for current gen consoles and especially impressive in a list where most of the series voted don’t have sequels for at least 2-3 years. Sega’s Senjou no Valkyria (aka Valkyria Chronicles), released last year, is at 18th. Ryutaro Nonaka, the game’s producer, said in an interview with Famitsu earlier he didn’t want to have only one title for the series, so a sequel is pretty much confirmed.

A series Nonaka previously worked on, Sakura Taisen, is the highest voted entry in the chart with most of the readers say that they want a proper ending to the series they love so much. Besides Sakura Taisen, Sega has four other titles in the chart, which is dominated by Square Enix, who have 11 titles. Capcom and SCEJ share the second spot with seven titles.

For the top 15 titles, Famitsu actually contacted their publishers for comments but most of them answered through their PR, who obviously won’t say anything interesting. However, Hideo Kojima did answer personally for Z.O.E, which he says is a title he constantly getting requests for sequel. If there is an opportunity, he would love to make a sequel that will make use of the latest high-end development tools. However, due to the amount of works he has now, it’s a dream that he can’t realized for now but it’s something that he will always keep in mind. Full Top 50 table after the jump.

Rank Series Publisher Latest Release Votes
1 Sakura Taisen (aka Sakura Wars) Sega Dramatic Dungeon: Sakura Taisen (DS, 2008) 267
2 Shenmue Sega Shenmue II (DC, 2001) 249
3 Okami Capcom Okami (PS2, 2006) 204
4 Gotchaforce Capcom Gotchaforce (DC, 2003) 189
5 Xenogears Square Enix Xenogears (PS, 1998) 185
6 Breath of Fire Capcom Breath of Fire V Dragoon Quarter (PS2, 2002) 180
7 Rockman Dash (aka Mega Man Legends) Capcom RockMan Dash 2 (PS, 2000) 176
8 Ogre Battle Square Enix Tactics Ogre (GBA, 2001) 174
9 Chikyuu Boueigun (aka Earth Defence Force) D3 Publisher Chikyuu Boueigun 3 (360, 2006) 162
10 Kowloon’s Gate Sony Music Entertainment Kowloon’s Gate (PS, 1997) 151
11 Shinobido Spike Shinobido Homura (PSP, 2006) 141
12 Demon’s Souls SCEJ Demon’s Souls (PS3, 2009) 123
13 Rockman X (aka Mega Man X) Capcom Rockman X8 (PS2, 2005) 110
14 Chrono Square Enix Chrono Cross (PS, 1999) 107
15 Z.O.E Konami Z.O.E 2 (PS2, 2003) 94
16 Mother Nintendo Mother 3 (GBA, 2006) 92
17 Romancing SaGa Square Enix Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song 90
18 Senjou no Valkyria (aka Valkyria Chronicles) Sega Senjou no Valkyria (PS3, 2008) 87
19 Justice Gakuen Capcom Moero! Justice Gakuen (DC, 2000) 82
20 Medarot Imagineer Medarot 5 81
21 Subarashiki Kono Sekai (aka The World Ends With You) Square Enix Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It’s a Wonderful World (DS, 2007) 79
22 Shadow Hearts Aruze Shadow Hearts: From The New World (PS2, 2005) 77
23 Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke SCEJ Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke (PS, 1999) 75
24 Panzer Dragoon Sega Panzer Dragoon Orta (360, 2002) 72
25 Baten Kaitos Bandai Namco Baten Kaitos II (GC, 2006) 69
26 Infinite Undiscovery Square Enix Infinite Undiscovery (360, 2008) 65
27 Lost Odyssey Microsoft Lost Odyssey (360, 2007) 65
28 Wild Arms SCEJ Wild Arms XF (PSP, 2007) 64
29 OZ Konami OZ (PS2, 2005) 60
30 Jet Set Radio Sega Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox, 2002) 59
31 Dewprism Square Enix Dewprism (PS, 1999) 58
32 Ougon no Taiyou (aka Golden Sun) Nintendo Ougon no Taiyou: Shitsu Warate Jidai (GBA, 2002) 57
33 Another Century’s Episode Bandai Namco A.C.E. Another Century’s Episode 3 The Final (PS2, 2007) 56
33 Estopolis Denki (aka Lufia) Taito Estpolis Gaiden: Chinmoku no Iseki (GBA, 2002) 56
33 Fire Pro Wrestling Spike Fire Pro Wrestling Returns 56
36 Biohazard Outbreak Capcom Biohazard Outbreak: File 2 55
37 Eternal Arcadia (aka Skies of Arcadia) Sega Eternal Arcadia Legends (GC, 2002) 54
38 Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou (aka White Knight Chronicles) SCEJ Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou (PS3, 2008) 51
39 Panzer Front Enterbrain Panzer Front Ausf.B (PS2, 2004) 50
40 Seiken Densetsu Square Enix Seiken Densetsu: Heroes of Mana (DS, 2007) 48
41 Front Mission Square Enix Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness (DS, 2008) 46
42 Grandia Game Arts / Square Enix Grandia III (PS2, 2005) 43
43 Arc The Lad SCEJ Arc the Lad: Generation 42
44 Bullet Witch AQ Interactive Bullet Witch (360, 2006) 41
45 Racing Lagoon Square Enix Racing Lagoon (PS, 1999) 39
46 Drag-On Dragoon Square Enix Drag-On Dragoon 2: Love Red, Ambivalence Black (PS2, 2005) 37
47 Panekit SCEJ Panekit (PS, 1999) 36
48 Metal Wolf Chaos From Software Metal Wolf Chaos (Xbox, 2004) 33
49 Tokimeki Memorial Konami Tokimeki Memorial: Girl’s Side: 1st Love Plus (DS, 2009) 33
50 Famicom Tantei Kurabu Nintendo Famicom Tantei Kurabu II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo (SFC, 1998) 30

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