PlayStation Awards Announced; Persona 5 Wins User’s Choice Two Years in a Row

Sony Interactive Entertainment Honors the best selling PlayStation games of the past year in Japan and Asia, alongside those favored by Japanese users.

on November 30, 2017 4:08 AM

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia hosted its annual PlayStation Awards at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo, recognizing the best selling PlayStation titles in the local market, in addition to the User’s Choice Award and two special prizes selected by the house of PlayStation itself.

Below you can read the full list of winners.

Double Platinum Prizes (over two million cumulative shipments in Japan and Asia, including downloads, as of September 30th, 2017):

  • Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

Platinum Prizes (over one million cumulative shipments in Japan and Asia, including downloads, as of September 30th, 2017):

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Dragon Quest XI

Gold Prizes (over 500,000 cumulative shipments in Japan and Asia, including downloads, as of September 30th, 2017):

  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • FIFA 17
  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • NiOh
  • NieR: Automata
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • FIFA 18

PlayStation Network Award (top three PlayStation Network titles released between October 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2017)

  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • FIFA 17

Indie Games & Game Developer Award (Three titles that contributed to expanding the PlayStation line-up between October 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2017. Games awarded last year are excluded)

  • Reloaded
  • 3 on 3 Freestyle
  • Mystery Gensokyo: Tower of Desire -RELOADED-

PlayStation VR Special Award (titles that most contributed to the sales and excitement about PlayStation VR in Japan and Asia as from October 13th, 2016 to September 30th, 2017. Games awarded last year are excluded)

  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • Farpoint
  • Summer Lesson: Alison Snow Garden of Seven Days

Users’ Choice Award (top ten titles voted by the users released between October 1st, 2015 and September 30th, 2016, in no particular order).

  • Battlefield 1
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • NiOh
  • NieR: Automata 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Persona 5
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Last year no Platinum Prizes were awarded, and Persona 5 actually managed to win an Users’ Choice Award for two years in a row. The game was released in Asia this year, which means that it managed to win this year’s award just with the votes from Asia.

If you’re curious and want to compare, you can check out the list from the ceremony held on December 13th, 2016.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.