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Famitsu (ファミ通, Famitsu?) is a line of video games magazine. Its original name was Famicom Tsūshin (ファミコン通信?, lit. Famicom News), the Famicom being the Japanese name for the NES, and the dominant console in Japan at the time of its inception. Famitsu has released several magazines focusing on different consoles and areas of gaming. In addition to their magazines, they also publish many game books and game-releated manga and novels.

Famitsu was published by the ASCII Corporation from its inception in June 1986. Famitsu was bought by Enterbrain (a subsidiary of Kadokawa) in March 2000.

Famitsu review games and score them out of 40. As of 2017, of the 25 games that received a perfect score, two are from the Final Fantasy series: Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. Related game Vagrant Story also received a perfect score. Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Type-0, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn each received a score of 39. In 2006, Famitsu awarded Final Fantasy XII joint game of the year with Pokemon Diamond & Pearl.

As a promotion for Final Fantasy XIII-2, the Stiltzkin's Diary DLC was included with Famitsu Weekly Issue #1203.

Famitsu have held events relating to Final Fantasy, such as the Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia Special Night.[1]

Famitsu establish specific sites for Final Fantasy games[2], and specific twitter accounts for news[3].

A book weapon in Final Fantasy Dimensions II is named after Famitsu.

ScoresEdit

Game Year Console Score
Final Fantasy December 18, 1987 NES 34[4]
Final Fantasy December 9, 2000 WS 30[5]
Final Fantasy October 31, 2002 PS 27[6]
Final Fantasy II December 17, 1988 NES 35[7]
Final Fantasy II May 3, 2001 WS 30[8]
Final Fantasy II October 31, 2002 PS 27[9]
Final Fantasy I & II February 27, 1994 NES 26[10]
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls July 29, 2004 GBA 35[11]
Final Fantasy III April 27, 1990 NES 36[12]
Final Fantasy III August 24, 2006 DS 34[13]
Final Fantasy III September 20, 2012 PSP 33[14]
Final Fantasy IV July 19, 1991 SNES 36[15]
Final Fantasy IV EasyType October 29, 1991 SNES 31[16]
Final Fantasy IV March 21, 1997 PS 24[17]
Final Fantasy IV WSC March 28, 2002 WS 27[18]
Final Fantasy IV Advance December 15, 2005 GBA 33[19]
Final Fantasy IV December 20, 2007 DS 35[20]
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection March 24, 2011 PSP 30[21]
Final Fantasy V December 6, 1992 SNES 34[22]
Final Fantasy V March 19, 1998 PS 29[23]
Final Fantasy V Advance October 12, 2006 GBA 32[24]
Final Fantasy VI April 2, 1994 SNES 37[25]
Final Fantasy VI March 11, 1999 PS 31[26]
Final Fantasy VI Advance November 30, 2006 GBA 31[27]
Final Fantasy VII January 31, 1997 PS 38[28]
Final Fantasy VII International October 2, 1997 PS 37[29]
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- January 26, 2006 PS2 28[30]
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- September 13, 2007 PSP 35[31]
Final Fantasy VIII February 11, 1999 PS 37[32]
Final Fantasy IX July 7, 2000 PS 38[33]
Final Fantasy X July 19, 2001 PS2 39[34]
Final Fantasy X-2 March 13, 2003 PS2 34[35]
Final Fantasy XI May 16, 2002 PS2 38[36]
Final Fantasy XII March 16, 2006 PS2 40[37]
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings April 26, 2007 DS 32[38]
Final Fantasy XIII December 17, 2009 PS2 39[39]
Final Fantasy XIII-2 December 15, 2011 PS3 40[40]
Final Fantasy XIII-2 December 15, 2011 360 40[41]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII November 21, 2013 PS3 37[42]
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII November 21, 2013 360 37[43]
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn August 27, 2013 PS3 39[44]
Final Fantasy XV November 29, 2016 XOne 38[45]
Final Fantasy XV November 29, 2016 PS4 38[46]
Final Fantasy Type-0 October 27, 2011 PSP 39[47]
Final Fantasy Tactics June 20, 1997 PS 34[48]
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance February 14, 2003 GBA 34[49]
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift October 25, 2007 DS 34[50]
Vagrant Story February 10, 2000 PS 40[51]
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles August 8, 2003 GC 32[52]
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates August 23, 2007 DS 35[53]
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time January 29, 2009 DS 30[54]
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time January 29, 2009 Wii 29[55]
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers November 12, 2009 Wii 30[56]
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy February 16, 2012 3DS 36[57]
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call April 24, 2014 3DS 36[58]
Final Fantasy Explorers December 18, 2014 3DS 32[59]
World of Final Fantasy October 27, 2016 PS4 36[60]
World of Final Fantasy October 27, 2016 Vita 36[61]
Final Fantasy Adventure June 28, 1991 GB 33[62]
The Final Fantasy Legend December 15, 1989 GB 35[63]
Final Fantasy Legend II December 14, 1990 GB 33[64]
Final Fantasy Legend III December 13, 1991 GB 29[65]
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light October 29, 2009 DS 33[66]
Dissidia Final Fantasy December 18, 2008 PSP 36[67]
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy March 3, 2011 PSP 38[68]
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT January 11, 2018 PS4 35[69]
Chocobo Racing March 18, 1999 PS 30[70]
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon December 23, 1997 PS 31[71]
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon March 4, 1999 WS 27[72]
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 December 23, 1998 PS 33[73]
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales December 24, 2006 DS 33[74]
Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon: Majo to Shōjo to Gonin no Yūsha December 11, 2008 DS 32[75]
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon December 13, 2007 Wii 33[76]
Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon Toki Wasure no Meikyū DS+ October 30, 2008 DS 32[77]
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy October 11, 2012 3DS 38[78]
Bravely Default: For the Sequel December 5, 2013 3DS 35[79]
Bravely Second: End Layer April 23, 2015 3DS 36[80]
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special December 22, 2004 PS2 32[81]
Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable May 25, 2006 PSP 32[82]
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary October 19, 2017 PS4 30[83]
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary October 19, 2017 Vita 30[84]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia" Special Night (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  2. "Dissidia Final Fantasy" Beginner's Hall (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  3. Beginner's Hall@Famitsu (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Twitter
  4. Final Fantasy summary [Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  5. Final Fantasy summary [WonderSwan] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  6. Final Fantasy summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  7. Final Fantasy II summary [Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  8. Final Fantasy II summary [WonderSwan] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  9. Final Fantasy II summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  10. Final Fantasy I & II summary [Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  11. Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls summary [GBA] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  12. Final Fantasy III summary [Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  13. Final Fantasy III summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  14. Final Fantasy III summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  15. Final Fantasy IV summary [Super Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  16. Final Fantasy IV EasyType summary [Super Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  17. Final Fantasy IV summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  18. Final Fantasy IV WSC summary [WonderSwan] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  19. Final Fantasy IV Advance summary [GBA] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  20. Final Fantasy IV summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  21. Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  22. Final Fantasy V summary [Super Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  23. Final Fantasy V summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  24. Final Fantasy V Advance summary [GBA] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  25. Final Fantasy VI summary [Super Famicom] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  26. Final Fantasy VI summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  27. Final Fantasy VI Advance summary [GBA] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  28. Final Fantasy VII summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  29. Final Fantasy VII International summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  30. Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  31. Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  32. Final Fantasy VIII summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  33. Final Fantasy IX summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  34. Final Fantasy X summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  35. Final Fantasy X-2 summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  36. Final Fantasy XI summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  37. Final Fantasy XII summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  38. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  39. Final Fantasy XIII summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  40. Final Fantasy XIII-2 summary [PS3] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  41. Final Fantasy XIII-2 summary [Xbox 360] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  42. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII summary [PS3] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  43. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII summary [Xbox 360] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  44. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn summary [PS3] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  45. Final Fantasy XV summary [Xbox One] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  46. Final Fantasy XV summary [PS4] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  47. Japan Review Check: Final Fantasy Type-0 (dead) (Accessed: August 03, 2016) at 1UP.com
  48. Final Fantasy Tactics summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  49. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance summary [GBA] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  50. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  51. Vagrant Story summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  52. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles summary [GameCube] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  53. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  54. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  55. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time summary [Wii] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  56. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers summary [Wii] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  57. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  58. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  59. Final Fantasy Explorers summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  60. World of Final Fantasy summary [PS4] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  61. World of Final Fantasy summary [Vita] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  62. Final Fantasy Adventure summary [Game Boy] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  63. The Final Fantasy Legend summary [Game Boy] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  64. Final Fantasy Legend II summary [Game Boy] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  65. Final Fantasy Legend III summary [Game Boy] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  66. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  67. Dissidia Final Fantasy summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  68. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  69. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT summary [PS4] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  70. Chocobo Racing summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  71. Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  72. Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon summary [WonderSwan] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  73. Chocobo's Dungeon 2 summary [PS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  74. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  75. Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon: Majo to Shōjo to Gonin no Yūsha summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  76. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon summary [Wii] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  77. Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon Toki Wasure no Meikyū DS+ summary [DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  78. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  79. Bravely Default: For the Sequel summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  80. Bravely Second: End Layer summary [3DS] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  81. Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special summary [PS2] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  82. Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable summary [PSP] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  83. Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary summary [PS4] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com
  84. Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary summary [Vita] (Accessed: April 17, 2018) at Famitsu.com