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Skyrim is Japanese developers' favourite of 2011

Portal 2 another popular western release

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn't just a hit in the West and on Steam - it's seemingly proved popular with Japanese developers too.

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4Gamer polled 80 Japanese developers on their top games of 2011 and the resulting answers put Skyrim as the favourite.

Notable figures like Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida; Phantasy Star Portable producer Satoshi Sakai; and Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino all gave Skyrim the thumbs up.

Portal 2 was another favourite from the West, chosen by Fumito Ueda (Last Guardian), Youjiro Ogawa (Yakuza: Black Panther), and others.

Uncharted 3, Infinity Blade II, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were also chosen multiple times by the Japanese devs.

Coming in as the second favourite Japanese game was Dark Souls - the second most popular game overall, behind Skyrim. Catherine was the third most popular Japanese game. Mobile releases like Groove Coaster and Angry Birds were mentioned too.

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Heavy Rain topped the list in 2010, making this at least the second year in a row for a non-Japanese game to be the top pick.

[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]

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