As a general rule, Final Fantasy 16 had been at the top of Famitsu’s weekly charts for the most highly anticipated future games (as voted on by the publication’s readers), but a couple of weeks ago, it dropped down to second place, and then the week following that, it slid down to the third place. This week, it has made its way back up to the second slot, pushing the upcoming Switch-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3 down to the third spot. Splatoon 3, another first-party Switch exclusive game, has taken number one place and is now maintaining a sizable advantage over its competitors.
With the exception of Final Fantasy 16, all of the games in the top 10 are future releases for Nintendo Switch (or Switch ports of previously released games in some cases). The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Bayonetta 3 continue to demonstrate their weight despite not having had proper showings in quite some time, coming in at number four and number five, respectively. In the meantime, the forthcoming HD-2D version of LIVE A LIVE has debuted at position No. 6.
The seventh position on these charts has been taken by Dragon Quest 10 Offline, and the eighth spot has been grabbed by Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which hadn’t even been released when voting for these charts took place. After that comes Scarlet and Violet, both of which belong to Pokemon, in ninth place, followed by Ushiro in tenth.
You may view the whole list of the top 10 below. All votes were given by readers of Famitsu magazine between the 9th and 15th of June.
1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 – 763 votes
2. [PS5] Final Fantasy 16 – 678 votes
3. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – 615 votes
4. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – 541 votes
5. [NSW] Bayonetta 3 – 463 votes
6. [NSW] LIVE A LIVE – 451 votes
7. [NSW] Dragon Quest 10 Offline – 445 votes
8. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – 360 votes
9. [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – 318 votes
10. [NSW] Ushiro – 233 votes
[Via Nintendo Everything]