While many thought that after last months results either Fire Emblem or Metroid Prime would take over for Xenoblade 2, the Playstation fans voices were heard as The Last of Us leaps into the top spot (becoming the first non-Nintendo title since April where Persona 5 spent its last month at the top of the chart. We also say hello to a few brand new games this month (Bayonetta 3, Mega Man 11, and My Hero Academia just to name a few) and we also welcome older collections and remasters coming to their respective systems as well (Bayonetta 1+2, Catherine Full Body and Mega Man Collections 1 and 2). This is the last month that Digimon World: Cyber Sleuth Hackers Memory, Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter World will be eligible to be voted for so some of those titles got a decent boost (the biggest of which belonged to Dragon Ball Fighter Z). Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom did get a decent boost due to its initial release date but it has since been pushed back until March. 

February Voting Thread
January Voting Thread 
December Results Thread
Most Wanted of 2017

TM LM Boxart Title Pts Vts
1 4 The Last of Us Part II (PS4) 49 15
2 3 Metroid Prime 4 (NS) 40 12
3 NEW
Bayonetta 3 (NS) 33 9
4 14
God of War (PS4) 31 10
5 13 Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) 30 9
6 10 Ni No Kuni II: The Revenant Kingdom (PS4) 29 9
7 7 Shin Megami Tensei V (NS) 28 10
8 17
Detroit: Become Human (PS4) 28 9
9 18 Pokemon (NS) 28 8
10 6 Project Octopath Traveler (NS) 26 7
11 11 Kirby: Star Allies (NS) 24 7
12 16 Dragon Quest XI (PS4) 22 7
13 8 Kingdom Hearts III (PS4) 21 5
14 22 Yakuza 6 (PS4) 21 5
15 2
Fire Emblem 2018 (NS) 20 6
16 5 Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) 20 6
17 12 Spider-Man (PS4) 18 7
18 48
Dragon Ball Fighter Z (PS4) 17 5
19 NEW
Mega Man 11 (NS) 17 5
20 50
Kingdom Hearts III (XB1) 14 3
21 RE
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4) 13 4
22 NEW Bayonetta 1&2 (NS) 12 4
23 56
Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) 12 4
24 21 Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS) 10 3
25 40 Red Dead Redemption 2 (XB1) 10 2

26 42 Valkyria Chronicles 4 (NS) 10 2
27 24 Dragon Quest XI (NS) 9 5
28 15 Final Fantasy VII (PS4) 9 4
29 26 Darksiders III (PC) 9 3
30 79 Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (PS4) 9 3
31 20 Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4) 9 2
32 RE Days Gone (PS4) 8 4
33 66 Anthem (PS4) 7 2
34 29 Dragon Quest XI (3DS) 7 2
35 23 Metro Exodus (XB1) 7 2
36 28 Hotoku ga Gotoku (Fist of the North Star) (PS4) 7 2
37 71 Sea of Thieves (XB1) 7 2
38 49 Final Fantasy XV (PC) 6 2
39 RE Crackdown 3 (XB1) 5 3
40 31 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PS4) 5 2
41 NEW Catherine Full Body (PS4) 5 2
42 60 Dragon Ball Fighter Z (PC) 5 2
43 78 Dragon Quest Builders 2 (NS) 5 2
44 9 Monster Hunter World (PS4) 5 2
45 30 Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4) 5 2
46 63 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) 5 2
47 RE State of Decay 2 (XB1) 5 2
48 47 A Way Out (PC) 5 1
49 35 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PC) 5 1
50 RE Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4) 5 1
51 RE Dragonball Fighter Z (XB1) 5 1
52 RE Dynasty Warriors 9 (PS4) 5 1
53 RE Life is Strange Season 2 (XB1) 5 1
54 37 Monster Hunter World (PC) 5 1
55 NEW My Hero Academia: One's Justice (NS) 5 1
56 RE Rocket League Retail (NS) 5 1
57 41 The Alliance Alive (3DS) 5 1
58 54 Death Stranding (PS4) 4 3
59 65 Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (NS) 4 3
60 RE Owlboy (NS) 4 2
61 27 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4) 4 2
62 NEW Cyberpunk 2077 (XB1) 4 1
63 NEW Dragon: Marked for Death (NS) 4 1
64 RE Far Cry 5 (XB1) 4 1
65 25 Hollow Knight (NS) 4 1
66 NEW Lost Sphear (PS4) 4 1
67 RE Psychonauts 2 (PC) 4 1
68 RE Street Fighter 30 Anniversary Collection (PS4) 4 1
69 NEW Valkyria Chronicles (XB1) 4 1
70 82 Vampyr (XB1) 4 1
71 NEW Visage (PS4) 4 1
72 34 Yoshi (NS) 3 2
73 RE Axiom Verge Retail (NS) 3 1
74 57 Basement (PC) 3 1
75 NEW Civilization 6: Rise and Rall (PC) 3 1
76 64 Digimon Cybersleuth Hackers Memory (PS4) 3 1
77 RE Metro Exodus (PC) 3 1
78 45 Monster Hunter World (XB1) 3 1
79 62 Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night (PS4) 3 1
80 NEW Seven Deadly Sins (PS4) 3 1
81 NEW Spire (PC) 3 1
82 74 UFO 50 (PC) 3 1
83 RE Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (NS) 3 1
84 80 Ori and the Will of Wisps (XB1) 2 2
85 RE Age of Empires 4 (PC) 2 1
86 NEW Black Clover (PS4) 2 1
87 55 Darksiders III (XB1) 2 1
88 NEW Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4) 2 1
89 NEW Mega Man Legacy Collection (NS) 2 1
90 RE Metro: Exodus (PS4) 2 1
91 61 Ni No Kuni II: The Revenant Kingdom (PC) 2 1
92 69 Pathologic 2 (PC) 2 1
93 33 Persona 5: Dancing Star Night (PS4) 2 1
94 70 Phantom Doctrine (PC) 2 1
95 NEW Soul Calibur VI (PS4) 2 1
96 73 Story of Seasons (NS) 2 1
97 53 The Last Night (XB1) 2 1
98 75 Wargroove (NS) 2 1
99 77 Ancient Cities (PC) 1 1
100 RE Anthem (PC) 1 1
101 NEW Bit.Trip Runner 3 (NS) 1 1
102 RE Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PS4) 1 1
103 32 Far Cry 5 (PS4) 1 1
104 RE Lost Sphear (NS) 1 1
105 NEW Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (NS) 1 1
106 RE Persona Q 2 (3DS) 1 1
107 RE Shakedown Hawaii (NS) 1 1
108 81 The Snack World (3DS) 1 1
109 NEW The Witch and the Hundred Knights 2 (PS4) 1 1
110 RE Vampyr (PC) 1 1
111 NEW Wipeout VR (PS4) 1 1

When you start to combine platforms, things start to get a bit more interesting in the end results. Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts III all jump into the top 5 positions. 

The Last of Us Part II 49 15
Metroid Prime 4 40 12
Red Dead Redemption 2 40 11
Dragon Quest XI 38 14
Kingdom Hearts III 35 8
Bayonetta 3 33 9
God of War 31 10
Ni No Kuni II: The Revenant Kingdom 31 10
Shin Megami Tensei V 28 10
Detroit: Become Human 28 9
Pokemon 28 8
Dragon Ball Fighter Z 27 8
Valkyria Chronicles 27 7
Project Octopath Traveler 26 7
Kirby: Star Allies 24 7
Yakuza 6 21 5
Fire Emblem 2018 20 6
Shadow of the Colossus 20 6
Spider-Man 18 7
Mega Man 11 17 5
Monster Hunter World 13 4
Bayonetta 1&2 12 4
Ghost of Tsushima 12 4
Metro Exodus 12 4
Darksiders III 11 4

  And then when you throw just combine the franchises, Bayonetta jumps past Metroid Prime (as does Dragon Quest as well). The top 10 numbers look quite robust due to Yakuza and having 2 titles propelling it into the top 10 franchises. 

Series Pts Vts
The Last of Us 49 15
Bayonetta 45 13
Dragon Quest 43 16
Metroid Prime 40 12
Red Dead Redemption 40 11
Shin Megami Tensei 39 15
Kingdom Hearts 35 8
God of War 31 10
Ni No Kuni 31 10
Yakuza 30 7

As far as votes, there were a lot more this month. In fact, other than the Nintendo Switch, every other system got more votes than the previous month. The lower amount of votes for the Switch could definitely be related to the fact one of their highly anticipated games (Xenoblade 2) released last month. The points went up from 793 to 899 with the PS4 gaining 51 points total! 

System Points Votes
Playstation 4 426 142
Nintendo Switch 296 96
Xbox One 83 26
PC 65 23
Nintendo 3DS 29 10
Total 899 297

As far as the overall charts themselves. I am still tweaking with a couple of color schemes. I decided to make the 3DS and Xbox One colors a little darker so they are a bit more visible than the neon green and pink that I had used last week. Let me know if you think it looks any better this way or if I should come up with another color change. There's a couple of ideas I'm trying to think of to improve the Most Wanted Chart this year but as of right now, I am planning to implement it next month most likely. One thing I am planning for is to add a way to distinguish which titles are going to be releasing the following month as to show what spaces will be vacant the following month or so.  

Last edited by axumblade - on 01 January 2018