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Japanese gamers want Wii

They think PS3 is too expensive.

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A reader survey by Famitsu magazine has revealed that nearly 70 per cent of respondents are most looking forward to the arrival of the Nintendo Wii - while more than 85 per cent believe the PS3 has been priced too high.

Readers voted the PS3 release date and price announcement as the biggest news to come out of this year's E3, with 88.4 per cent stating that the console is too expensive. Just 10.9 per cent believe the price is about right, while 0.7 per cent think it is too low.

A total of 68.8 per cent of respondents said they were most interested in the Nintendo Wii, with the PS3 trailing behind at 21 per cent. Just over 7 per cent voted for the Xbox 360, with the remainder expressing the most interest in the Nintendo DS.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was the most popular game to be shown at E3, followed by Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Super Smash Bros. Famitsu readers also placed Dragon Quest Sword, Super Mario Galaxy, Final Fantasy III, Monster Hunter 3 and Biohazard in the top ten, with Halo 3 ranking in last place.

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