PS4 Games Dominate Japan Game Awards Future Division at Tokyo Game Show 2015

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
  • The Last Guardian – PS4
  • Fallout 4 – PS4/Xbox One/PC
  • Persona5 – PS4/PS3

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.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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