Apparently, quite a number of people do cry affected by video games. According to a survey conducted by ASCII Media Works' website DENGEKI Online(Jp), 46.5% of the gamers have at least once cried, touched by a video game. The poll was taken from September 25 to October 8, 2008, and the average age of the respondents were 25.46, consisting of 86.3% male and 13.7% female, which must kind of reflect the general gaming population.
The title of the game that made them cry was also asked in the survey, and here are the top ten video games that made people cry.
(Japanese)Survey Result::Is there any video game that made you cry?
1st: Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Final Fantasy X Ending
2nd: "CLANNAD" (PC, PS2, Xbox 360, PSP)
3rd: "Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII" (PSP)
4th: "METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER" (PS2)
5th: "Kanon" (PC, DC, PS2, PSP)
6th: "Tales of the Abyss" (PS2)
7th: "AIR" (PC, DC, PS2, PSP)
8th: "Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride" (SFC, PS2, DS)
9th: "Final Fantasy VII" (PS, PC)
10th: "Little Busters!" (PC)
Seems like the Final Fantasy series are quite a tearjerker. Metal Gear Sold did pretty well too, considering most of the top ten being RPG or visual novel, as you might have expected.
Originally Posted at Gigazine