A recent issue of Weekly Famitsu featured the results of a poll where they asked their readers to vote for their favorite games in a certain category. In the Simulation (Strategy) genre, the original Sakura Wars managed to take the top spot, ahead of the likes of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics. The original Valkyria Chronicles finished in a respectable 4th place as well. The complete top 20 Simulation games list can be found here.
In an earlier Weekly Famitsu issue, SEGA’s Yakuza 0 also took the top spot in the action-adventure genre, ahead of Shenmue and Breath of the Wild, The complete top 20 list is listed here.
After SEGA of Japan’s own franchise revival poll last year, this poll again shows that the franchise is far from forgotten. With SEGA of Japan stating that they intend to revive older IP’s, Sakura Wars would seem like a very obvious choice. Hopefully, they see it the same way!