Persona 5 Voted Best Game of All Time!

Persona 5 Voted Best Game of All Time!

Enterbrain, a Japanese magazine publisher just released issue 1,500 of their popular Weekly Famitsu magazine and included the results of a survey in which they asked readers to vote their favorite game of all time regardless of release date, genre, or platform.

In addition to the readers, the magazineโ€™s own editorial staff, and a sizable panel of celebrities and game developers were also asked to vote.

Weekly Famitsu: PERSONA 5 Leading the Pack!

The rules of the survey states that; each person may vote up to three games in order of preference with each allotted a certain number of points like below:

  • First Game: 5 Points
  • Second Game: 3 Points
  • Third Game: 1 Point

The survey was conducted between July 7th and July 18th, with the publisher receiving 5,287 submissions. The breakdown of those voters is as follows:

  • 55% were Males
  • 44% were Females
  • 1% did not disclose their gender
  • 18% were in their teens
  • 40% were in their twenties
  • 29% were in their thirties
  • 10% were in their forties
  • 2% were in their fifties
  • 1% was under ten or over sixty years old

Below you can read the top-forty ranking out the 100 games voted as well as the number of points for the top ten games:

  1. Persona 5 โ€“ 835
  2. Dragon Quest III โ€“ 612
  3. Splatoon โ€“ 411
  4. NieR: Automata โ€“ 369
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild โ€“ 350
  6. Final Fantasy VII โ€“ 287
  7. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony โ€“ 257
  8. Chrono Trigger โ€“ 231
  9. Sakura Wars โ€“ 223
  10. Shenmue โ€“ 217
  11. Danganronpa 1.2 Reload
  12. Shenmue 2
  13. Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone
  14. Yakuza 0
  15. Otoca Dโ€™Or
  16. Persona 4: Golden
  17. Okami
  18. Xenoblade Chronicles
  19. Suikoden II
  20. Final Fantasy XI
  21. Danganronpa 2
  22. Danganronpa
  23. Earthbound
  24. Dragon Quest V
  25. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  26. Final Fantasy X
  27. Xenogears
  28. Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle
  29. Sonic Adventure 2
  30. Tactics Ogre
  31. Fate/Grand Order
  32. Persona 3
  33. Super Mario Bros.
  34. Kingdom Hearts II
  35. moon
  36. Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Deluxe
  37. Dragon Quest X
  38. Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone
  39. Final Fantasy XV
  40. Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X

Platform Ranking is as follows:

  1. PS2 โ€“ 16%
  2. PlayStation โ€“ 15%
  3. Super Famicom โ€“ 11%
  4. PS4 โ€“ 8%
  5. PS3 โ€“ 6%
  6. Arcade โ€“ 5%
  7. Dreamcast โ€“ 5%
  8. PC โ€“ 5%
  9. Famicom โ€“ 5%
  10. Gamecube โ€“ 3%
  11. N64 โ€“ 3%
  12. PSP โ€“ 3%
  13. Sega Saturn โ€“ 3%
  14. PS Vita โ€“ 3%
  15. 3DS โ€“ 2%
  16. Wii โ€“ 2%
  17. Others โ€“ 6%

Ranking for game publishers:

  1. Sega โ€“ 20%
  2. Square Enix- 17%
  3. Konami โ€“ 12%
  4. Nintendo โ€“ 11%
  5. Atlus โ€“ 7%
  6. Spike Chunsoft โ€“ 5%
  7. Bandai Namco โ€“ 4%
  8. Capcom โ€“ 4%
  9. Sony Interactive Entertainment โ€“ 3%
  10. Koei Tecmo ย โ€“ 2%

Also, a breakdown by year of publication:

  1. 2010 โ€“ 2017 โ€“ 48%
  2. 2000 โ€“ 2009 โ€“ 23%
  3. 1990 โ€“ 1999 โ€“ 24%
  4. 1989 or earlier โ€“ 5%

You may have noticed that the recently-released and extremely successful Dragon Quest XI (as evidenced by the previous Japanese sales chart) is nowhere to be found in the rankings, and reason being is that the game was released in Japan on July 29th, over a week after the end of the survey. So, it’s going to be a while before we know how it stacks up to Persona 5.

Persona 5 has been a smashing success and you can read up our review of the game here!

You can also read our NieR: Automata review. Despite it being in fourth place, the game is compelling in its own right with some the most beautiful and unique original soundtracks ever conceived. If you ever need help with the game, come visit its wiki!

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5 comments on “Persona 5 Voted Best Game of All Time!”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Forum_pirate is gonna like this :)

  2. Avatar Forum_Pirate says:

    It’s not my personal best, but it’s up there. Hopefully SEGA will take this to mean that what they should do is let Atlus do whatever they want without interfering. Also SEGA earned a whole lot of goodwill just by not screwing with P5 (much) when publishers are becoming increasingly notorious for meddling with and damaging or outright ruining the experience, so hopefully they’ll keep that up too.

    I mean, it could also go horribly wrong and this could be that last Atlus game that’s any good, but lets not think about that.

  3. ckmishn says:

    I was going to point out that Famitsu famously gave one of its rare perfect scores to FInal Fantasy XIII (a game which didn’t make the top 40), but compared to their readers and and the "sizeable panel of celebrities" the editorial staff apparently has great judgement.

    Seriously a number of the games, like Sonic Adventure 2, not only aren’t among the greatest of all time, they aren’t even good. I’m also noticing that not a single game was from a non-Japanese developer. That’s kind of sad.

  4. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I don’t really like Famitsu (they hated Demon’s Souls and changed their mind when the audience loved it lol)
    However, a survey done in Japan among readers of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is unavoidably going to have a Japanese bias. Look at the Japanese charts – Microsoft isn’t even here. Local marketing and interests are at play, but the chances there was a non-Japanese game/developer in the "all time" list are as slim as them beating Monster Hunter off the top of the charts :P

    Top 10 best-selling games of first six months of 2017:

    Monster Hunter XX for 3DS (1,640,005 units sold)
    Pokรฉmon Sun and Moon for 3DS (527,862)
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch (501, 614)
    Zelda Breath Of The Wild for Switch (464,480)
    Super Mario Maker for 3DS (397,656)
    Biohazard 7 for PS4 (324,066)
    NieR: Automata for PS4 (311,906)
    Momotaro Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! for 3DS (263,790)
    Yokai Watch Sukiyaki for 3DS (215,297)
    1-2 Switch for Switch (200,807)

    Top five best-selling consoles of first six months of 2017:

    Nintendo Switch: 1,016,473 units sold
    Sony PS4: 877,630 (now at 4,799,246 total)
    Nintendo DS: 872,620 (22,784,033)
    Sony PS Vita: 260,296 (5,507,715)
    Microsoft Xbox One: 5,093 (78,041)

  5. Avatar Abaddon says:

    Hatsune Miku is listed Three times lol.
    You can definitely see the bias in the game selection. if this was a global online poll it’d be nothing but Blizzard games, LOL, Counter strike, Cod and battlefield.

    Seeing Chronotrigger, A suikoden game and Xeno gears really says something though. Great games that really deserve to continue but probably won’t sadly.


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