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Most Wanted Results from August are LIVE!

Starting things off, in the isolated SKU box, several titles make strides up the chart. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 makes way back to its home at the top after Xenoblade Chronicles 3 retired last month. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth makes a jump into the top 5 (where it will likely be competing with XVI for the most votes over the next year). Soul Hackers 2 charges into the top 10 as well in its final month of eligibility. And last, Resident Evil 4's Remake jumps into the top 10 after last months official unveiling. 

Cur. Prev. Title Box/Platform Points Votes
1 2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 49 14
2 5 Bayonetta 3 36 10
3 4 Final Fantasy XVI 33 8
4 3 God of War: Ragnarok 23 7
5 13 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 21 6
6 6 Starfield 17 4
7 9 Hogwarts Legacy 15 4
8 7 Splatoon 3 15 4
9 NEW Resident Evil 4 13 4
10 22 Soul Hackers 2 13 4

11 15 Pokemon Scarlet/Violet NS 12 6
12 14 Resident Evil 4 PC 12 5
13 51 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection NS 11 3
14 52 Pac-Man World Re-PAC NS 10 5
15 25 Persona 5 Royal NS 10 4
16 18 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope NS 10 3
17 32 Hollow Knight Silksong S|X 9 2
18 35 Nier Automata NS 9 2
19 NEW Return to Monkey Island NS 7 3
20 10 Starfield PC 7 3
21 19 Soul Hackers 2 S|X 7 2
22 NEW Harvestella NS 5 3
23 24 Star Wars Jedi: Survivor S|X 5 2
24 RE Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes PC 5 1
25 NEW Evil West S|X 5 1

Spoiler!
26 27 Homeworld 3 PC 5 1
27 RE Sonic Frontiers S|X 5 1
28 31 The Wolverine PS 5 1
29 28 Xenonauts 2 PC 5 1
30 23 Fable S|X 4 2
31 59 The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero PS 4 2
32 RE Baldur's Gate III GS 4 1
33 16 Hogwarts Legacy PC 4 1
34 21 Hollow Knight Silksong PC 4 1
35 39 Persona 3 Portable S|X 4 1
36 NEW Persona 3 Portable NS 4 1
37 NEW Resident Evil 4 S|X 4 1
38 37 Spider-Man 2 PS 4 1
39 NEW The Entropy Center S|X 4 1
40 36 UBOAT PC 4 1
41 40 Return to Monkey Island PC 3 2
42 38 A Plague Tale: Requiem S|X 3 1
43 RE Diablo IV PC 3 1
44 RE Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes PS 3 1
45 RE Evil West PS 3 1
46 NEW Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core Reunion PS 3 1
47 43 Metal Slug Tactics PC 3 1
48 50 Overwatch 2 NS 3 1
49 48 Persona 5 Royal S|X 3 1
50 RE Sea of Stars NS 3 1
51 44 Somerville PC 3 1
52 NEW Spider-Man Remastered PC 3 1
53 NEW Steelrising S|X 3 1
54 41 Avowed S|X 2 2
55 58 The Callisto Protocol PC 2 2
56 68 A Plague Tale: Requiem PS 2 1
57 54 Black Skylands PC 2 1
58 46 Forspoken PS 2 1
59 RE Grounded S|X 2 1
60 NEW Gungrave GORE PS 2 1
61 RE Mass Effect 4 PC 2 1
62 62 Persona 4 Golden S|X 2 1
63 53 RPG Time: The Legend of Wright NS 2 1
64 49 Somerville S|X 2 1
65 NEW The Callisto Protocol PS 2 1
66 NEW Dusk Diver 2 PS 1 1
67 NEW Marvel's Midnight Suns PS 1 1
68 NEW Phantasy Star Online 2 PS 1 1
69 63 Romancing Saga: Ministrel Song Remaster NS 1 1
70 72 Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 S|X 1 1
71 RE Slime Rancher 2 S|X 1 1
72 NEW TemTem NS 1 1
73 NEW The DioField Chronicle S|X 1 1
74 65 The Plucky Squire PC 1 1
75 NEW Saints Row PS 1 1
76 RE Turbo Overkill NS 1 1

Speaking of Resident Evil, when you combine the platforms for Resident Evil 4 infects the top 4

1 2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 49 14
2 7 Bayonetta 3 36 10
3 5 Final Fantasy XVI 33 8
4 18 Resident Evil 4 29 10
5 3 Starfield 24 7
6 4 God of War: Ragnarok 23 7
7 15 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 21 6
8 13 Soul Hackers 2 20 6
9 6 Hogwarts Legacy 19 5
10 8 Splatoon 3 15 4
11 16 Persona 5 Royal 13 5
12 10 Hollow Knight Silksong 13 3
13 19 Pokemon Scarlet/Violet 12 6
14 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection 11 3
15 - Pac-Man World Re-PAC 10 5
15 - Return To Monkey Island 10 5
17 - Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope 10 3
18 - Nier Automata 9 2
19 - Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes 8 2
20 - Evil West 8 2
20 - Persona 3 Portable 8 2

As far as Franchises go, I'm going to keep on doing this until we start winding down with multiple entries for series. This month we had several entries for Persona and for Final Fantasy. We even had several Marvel titles appear (Spiderman Remastered, Spiderman 2, The Wolverine, Midnight Suns) but it wasn't enough points to put any of those titles ahead of Persona 3 Portable. Final Fantasy continues to dominate while Persona slowly works its way up to the top 6. 

Final Fantasy 57 15
The Legend of Zelda 49 14
Bayonetta 36 10
Resident Evil 29 10
Starfield 24 7
Persona 23 8
God of War 23 7
Soul Hackers 20 6
Hogwarts Legacy 19 5
Splatoon 15 4

As far as games with release dates, we were lucky to have a month filled with big release dates being announced. After keeping us waiting for several years, I can gladly say we now have a release date for Bayonetta 3, which immediately pushed her to the top of the list of games with release dates. 

Bayonetta 3 October 28th
Resident Evil 4 March 24th
God of War: Ragnarok November 9th
Soul Hackers 2 August 25th
Splatoon 3 September 9th
Persona 5 Royal October 21st
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet November 18th
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection August 30th
Pac-Man World Re-PAC August 26th
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope October 20th

Last edited by axumblade - on 01 August 2022