Dengeki Readers Give Their Top Choices of 2010

Japanese magazine Dengeki has recently asked its readers to provide their favorite characters, games, and developers of 2010. These polls are always very interesting consider the vast difference in tastes between eastern and western gamers.

While many of the choices sound about right, the one that really stuck out is God of War’s Kratos coming in as the 4th most popular character of 2010. Equally as surprising was Call of Duty: Black Ops ranking in 22nd out of 30 games.

Big thanks for Scrawlfx for the full list provided below.

Top Characters

1. Miku (Miku Project Diva 2nd)

2. Snake (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)

3. Ailu (Monster Hunter Portable 3rd)

4. Kratos (God of War III)

5. Totooria Helmold (Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2)

6. Mario (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

7. Aya Brea (The 3rd Birthday)

8. Tio Plateau (The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki)

9. Lloyd Baningusu (The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki)

10. Amemiya Lindow (God Eater: Burst)

11. Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces F)

12. Aqua (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep)

13. Kainae (Nier)

14. Rororina Fryxell (Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2)

15. Sophie (Tales of Graces F)

16. Saber (Fate/Extra)

17. Leanne (Resonance of Fate)

18. N (Pokemon White/Pokemon Black)

19. Pascal (Tales of Graces F)

20. Mono-Bear (Dangan-ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Kouko)

Top Developers

1. Capcom

2. Nintendo

3. Sega

4. Namco

5. Square Enix

6. Level-5

7. Falcom

8. Konami

9. Sony Computer Entertainment

10. Gust Corporation

Top Games

1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom)

2. Pokemon Black (Nintendo)

3. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)

4. Miku Project Diva 2nd (Sega)

5. The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom)

6. Tales of Graces F (Namco Bandai)

7. God Eater: Burst (Namco Bandai)

8. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Square Enix)

9. Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 (Gust Corporation)

10. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (Square Enix)

11. Xenoblade (Nintendo)

12. Nier (Square Enix)

13. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)

14. Resonance of Fate (Sega)

15. God of War III (SCE)

16. K-ON! After School Live!! (Sega)

17. Gran Turismo 5 (SCE)

18. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)

19. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (Atlus)

20. Dangan-ronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Kouko (Spike)

21. Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel (Gust Corporation)

22. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Square Enix)

23. Yakuza 4 (Sega)

24. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

25. The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix)

26. Love Plus (Konami)

27. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)

28. Heavy Rain (SCE)

29. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (Capcom)

30. Ghost Trick (Capcom)