Stiq Figures, December 30 - January 5: Most hyped for 2014 edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter.

We did it! The human race survived another year without blowing itself up, and our reward is another promising year of gaming. It's too early to pretend we've got a grip on everything that's going to be released this year, but there are a few high-profile titles coming our way that we've all been made well aware of.

Those announced-but-yet-to-be-released games are what I'd like to talk with you about. Marketing campaigns are supposed to get people excited to buy stuff, sure, but is there a particular game that you've taken on the role of hypeman for? Something that has you ticking away days on a calendar and planning launch events with your friends?

For me, I've essentially kicked Nintendo out of the conductor's chair and navigated the Super Smash Bros. Hype Train directly into my skull. The existing character reveals have all struck me as perfect choices (even the weird one), and I'll be avoiding as many details as possible to leave something to discover for whenever I get to tear into the 3DS and Wii U duo. I'm going to play both into the ground.

Of course, I'll be all over South Park: The Stick of Truth and whatever Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem ends up being, though I'll be surprised if the latter makes 2014. Let me know which game you're most looking forward to this year, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!

Note: Due to the turn of the new year, last week's sales numbers were not listed during the usual posting of Stiq Figures. Therefore, this week's sales data is not compared with the previous week. We will resume the normal up/down format next week.

3DS LL: 114,156
Vita: 70,087
3DS: 62,399
Wii U: 51,271
PS3: 40,085
PSP: 13,283
Vita TV: 5,313
Xbox 360: 447

This article was originally published on Joystiq.