nintendo_3ds_red_blueBelow is the latest list of the 30 most wanted video games of 2013 in Japan, according to Japanese video game magazine Famitsu. The top three titles on the list – Monster Hunter 4, Dragon Quest VII and Shin Megami Tensei IV – are being released exclusively for Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS. Out of the 30 games listed, two are Wii U titles – Pikmin 3 and Dragon Quest X.

  1. Monster Hunter 4
  2. Dragon Quest VII
  3. Shin Megami Tensei IV
  4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 2
  6. Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Dynasty Warriors 8]
  7. Pikmin 3
  8. Gyakuten Saiban 5 [Ace Attorney 5]
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Shining Ark
  11. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
  12. Soul Sacrifice
  13. Final Fantasy X HD
  14. Final Fantasy Versus XIII
  15. Summon Night 5
  16. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  17. DmC Devil May Cry
  18. God Eater 2
  19. Tales of Hearts R
  20. Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
  21. Dragon Quest X
  22. Hitokui no Owashi Trico [The Last Guardian]
  23. The Last Remnant
  24. Super Robot Taisen UX
  25. Photo Kano Kiss
  26. Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox [The God and Fate Revolution Paradox]
  27. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  28. The Last of Us
  29. Reiton-kyoju to Cho-Bunmei E no Isan [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies]
  30. Macross 30 Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe

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  1. I find it interesting that Dragon Quest VII is No. 2 on that spot. Then again, it IS a Dragon Quest game. And we all know how popular they are there.

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  2. Luigis mansion is real high up. The first game to me was good but,felt way too short. It was a good game to play while I was waiting for melee to release

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  3. I recognize a few for various systems from past games or hype, but perhaps almost half on that list I’ve never heard of. On the bright side I can’t wait for a ton of Nintendo games this year and my wallet will have tears.. of joy!

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  4. **Final Fantasy Versus XIII. . . . . . . . . . . .NOW!!!** (You’re Starting to turn into another Capcom, Square Enix, Don’t CockTease us anymore >.<) *I apoligise for the Profanty*
    P.S. Where the hell is Kingdom Hearts 3 (On the list)? Did they forget about it?

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  5. Lol to The Last of Us.
    I see that Japan is getting tired of these stupid hollywood like game movies.
    They suck and often has the plot of a C-movie.

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    • Well you win my dumbest thing said award for today.

      Western games pretty much never sell well in Japan, doesn’t matter what it is.
      And seriously, if you genuinely think The Last of Us has a C-Movie story…i don’t even know, you need to just go live in a cave and just stop being part of society.

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  6. I am not looking forward to majority of these games as much as others are. Although I am interested in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the Last of Us and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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  7. imagine 3ds sales when pokimon and monster hunter 4 hit in the same year sony fans vita is irelevent and totally meaningless

    im now heading over to twitter LOL and anandtech to get my wiiu specs pppaaafffftttttttbbrrrrhhhaaaaaaaaaa see what i did there i insulted morons twitter revieled specs LOL @ YOU PEOPLE

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        • I will say just this to you simple g, if i could i will buy them all, trolling is a scape for people finacial disaray(can find the word i want to use),instead of saying i bought this cause it was the only thing i could afort the try to ad more meaning to why they made there choice in short they hate cause they cant buy it.

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  8. I’m a stupid fanboy with no life who thinks I’m superior to others with differing oppinions! I enjoy being a but hurt troll who gets the tinyest bit annoyed whenever I realize nintendo becomes the slightest more succesful than I thought they would. My opinion means nothing because I wouldn’t know a good game if it fucked me in the ass!

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  9. Gyakuten Saiban 5 [Ace Attorney 5] at number 8 – this pleases your night princess…
    This game is going to, how do you say it, Rocketh me liketh a Tremendous gale?

    Still, we are looking very much forward to finding our clients guil-…OH, Innocent!
    Of course, one knew that….we were just testing, yes…that’s it! :3

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  10. This must of been done before Pokemon X and Y was announced because I know that Pokemon would of been up there somewhere in the top 5 defiantly, maybe even number 1.

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  11. Whoot! Glad to see SMT4 is pretty high on that list.

    And the fact that FFV13, a game that we barely know much about and has no release date (and had no news at all in the past year) is higher up than FF13-3 really says something. Square Enix, please consider your fans someday and get your priorities straight.

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