Oichi over at VersusCity posted the newest Top 10 most popular arcade games in Japan from the latest issue of Arcadia Magazine. I thought now would be a good time to post this Top 10 since the EVO games were announced not too long ago and people can see the difference in popularity with games in Japan compared to the States.
Not much has changed with the #1 spot with Tekken 6 still dominating, as it has for almost 2 years. On the other hand you see that Street Fighter 4 which is of course the most popular game in the States is gaining back a little lost ground from last month in Japan, even though it is still not nearly as popular as say BlazBlue or Melty Blood.
A couple other interesting points about this Top 10 is that Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike has fallen off the list completely. It's typically been near the bottom anyway but still within the top ten -- it just surprises me that Guilty Gear is far more popular over there than even Third Strike.
1. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam VS Gundam NEXT
3. Blazblue: Continuum Shift
4. Melty Blood: Actress Again (+1)
5. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (-1)
6. Virtua Fighter 5R (+1)
7. Street Fighter IV (+2)
8. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (-2)
9. Senko no Ronde DUO
10. Daemon Bride (NEW)
On a related note, if you are wondering how to get your hands on this issue of Arcadia Magazine or even a monthly subscription, Play-Asia.com offers both. I picked up a couple issues while I was in Japan over the summer and even though they are completely in Japanese, they are still worth checking out due to the images, DVDs and other extras typically present with each issue.