Sony's first portable gaming system is frequently the most purchased gaming system in Japan, despite waning support worldwide. So it's little surprise Japanese gamers are hyped for the console's successor.

In a reader poll published in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, 76.2% of Japanese gamers stated they wanted the NGP. Only 7.9% remained indifferent, with 15.9% undecided.

Readers noted the dual-analogue sticks and high graphics fidelity as reasons to desire the device. When quizzed on software, a number of recognisable franchises popped up. Unsurprisingly Japan wants a new Monster Hunter game for the device. Failing that Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts were all mentioned.

We're certain Japan will get one of each too.

[via kotaku.com]