The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the epitome of western RPGs, has proved a hit with Japanese developers.
Some notable RPG creatives gave their vote to Skyrim – Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida; Phantasy Star Portable producer Satoshi Sakai; and Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. The Bethesda title was also highly favoured by western developers.
Portal 2 was the next most-liked western release, but Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception; Infinity Blade II; Battlefield 3; and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 all garnered repeat mentions.
One the Japanese side, Dark Souls was the favourite, coming in second place over all, followed by Catherine.
This is at least the second year in a row a non-Japanese game has been the number one pick; Heavy Rain topped the 2010 list.