Today the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, that organizes Tokyo Game Show every year, announced the winners of the Japan Game Awards Future Division.
Here’s the full list:
- Ace Attorney 6 (working title) – 3DS
- Star Wars: Battlefront – PS4／Xbox One／PC
- STAR OCEAN 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – PS4／PS3
- TOKYO XANADU – PS Vita
- DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS – PS4／PS3／PS Vita
- The Last Guardian – PS4
- FINAL FANTASY XV – PS4／Xbox One
- Fallout 4 – PS4／Xbox One／PC
- Persona5 – PS4／PS3
- MONSTER HUNTER X – 3DS
As you can see, seven of the ten winners are on PS4, three on Xbox One, three on PS3, two on PS Vita, two on 3DS, two on PC, while the Wii U and mobile platforms got no nods.
The absence of Wii U games is not surprising, as Nintendo was not present, as usual, but it does show a scarcity of third party support even in Japan.
Here’s the criteria determining the awards and elegibility for the games:
The award for the Future Division is applicable for unreleased titles that were announced and exhibited at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015, and votes were collected from visitors in three days during the event from Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, September 19. After which, through a screening by the Japan Game Awards Selection Committee, titles with future prospective are selected.
If the awards are any indication, Japan might finally be just about ready to move to the new generation.