There is no other publication that has influenced the industry like the Famisu Magazine. It's more than just a publication, it's the first stop for many journalists who are looking for the latest breaking news, whether it's the magazine's Japanese hardware and software sales numbers, interviews, screenshots or the ever famous review scores.
Famitsu Magazine was originally named after the Family Computer, the Japanese name for the Nintendo Entertainment System which was the dominant console back in the 1980s in Japan and everywhere for that matter.
Famitsu is now well respected in every sector of the gaming industry. From developers, to publishers, journalists and gamers. It's also known for NOT giving perfect scores that easily. In fact in the magazine's 23yrs of operating, they've only given 13 games a perfect 40/40, with Super Mario Bros. just recently joining the list along with Bayonetta.
Here's the full thing:
* The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
* SoulCalibur (1999)
* Vagrant Story (2000)
* The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
* Nintendogs (2005)
* Final Fantasy XII (2006)
* Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots
* 428 (2008)
* Dragon Quest IX (2009)
* Monster Hunter Tri (2009)
* Bayonetta (2009)
* Super Mario Bros. Wii
A great publication that knows more about the industry than most; let's hope it only grows stronger.
More proof here.
11/24/09 Ernice Gilbert