Most popular arcade fighting games in Japan!


#1

SF IV and new 3-D fighter from Capcom in Japanese arcade charts!!!

*Latest top 10 ranking from Aracadia

  1. TEKKEN 6
    303.2 / Pts.

  2. GUILTY GEAR XX ? CORE
    269.4 / Pts.

  3. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam VS. Gundam
    254.7 / pts.

4. Fate / unlimited codes (highest new entry) 3-D fighter from Capcom
201.9 / Pts.

  1. Virtua Fighter 5 R (new entry)
    183.3 / Pts.

6. STREET FIGHTER IV (new entry)
181.5 / Pts.

  1. Arcana Heart 2
    169.8 / Pts.

  2. STREET FIGHTER 3rd STRIKE
    121.4 / ptss

  3. MELTY BLOOD Act Cadenza
    102.3 / pts.

  4. Mobile suit Gundam SEED DESTINY combination vs. Z.A.F.T.II
    87.9 / Pts.*

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#2

Melty Blood, Gundam Vs., and Arcana Heart? Ugh.
I would fucking hate Japan’s taste in ARCs if 3s, KOF and Guilty Gear weren’t up there.

Tekken was no surprise, MSG: GvG certainly was though.


#3

Fuck yeah.


#4

the eternal 3s


#5

Really/ MSG: GvG is no surprise. The gundam fighters are super popular in Japan. Lots of arcades have them, and even when the arcade isnt that busy, i see that game being played a lot.


#6

how in da fuck is tekken the most popular game in japon

i thought people were good at fighting games over thurr


#7

It’s overtaken VF for awhile now.

The hardcore players got more into it after Nin came from Korea and raped everyone at SBO (this was 5.0 I think), and borrowing VF’s card/customization system has helped draw in the more casual types.

I wonder if the goofy juggle/bound combos in 6 aren’t a part of it as well; Japan really seems to go for that sort of thing (see HnK & Sengoku Basara).

And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m glad to see Arcana up there. I got to watch quite a bit of AH2 at the C3 tournament, and it’s leaps and bounds ahead of the first one or Melty IMO.


#8

cuz its new and hot and cuz VF is the only other 3d game there (while guilty melty basara and arcana all belong to the same category of new-school 2d fighters so they all need to “fight” on the same crowd).
i remember many times when GGXXAC was 1st and one time when gundam was 1st and melty blood 2nd :slight_smile:


#9

That list seems random to us (or at least to me), but it isn’t that suprising considering Japan is the land where fighters are made.

If it were well balanced, I wouldn’t mind throwing down on some Gundam Vs.


#10

Cool. somebody on neo-geo.com ususally updates us with the arcadia listing every month. I just haven’t seen it for a while.


#11

I think ever since DR came out it’s been the most popular? If not, it’s been up there.


#12

And soon enough, these numbers will drop like Enron stocks.


#13

The problem with that list is that they didn’t watch this http://youtube.com/watch?v=sZZUMjoxfZA before voting or maybe they’re still that hurt over Justin running the clock on them.


#14

I’m surprised MB is still up there considering Japan was supposedly not playing it anymore. Maybe it still has some SBO game hype going on. I did think 98UM would be higher though.


#15

I’m surprised VF is doing so poorly, is that due to R not being out yet , or disappointment over 5?

Hopefulyl AH2 gets a 360 port, that’s about the only way I’ll be able to try it. Won’t happen though.


#16

Hmmm Gundam vs Gundam? Is that game good? And is it coming out in the US?


#17

apparently is good, but who knows, the japanese are whores for gundam:china:


#18

I am not in the least bit surprised Arcana Heart 2 is doing well in Japan


#19

arcana looks fun as hell. I’ve been watching mad videos of it.


#20

Mobile suit Gundam SEED DESTINY combination vs. Z.A.F.T.II… that game is awesome, surprised it’s still pretty popular. competition for that must be bad ass in japan.