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PlayStation Awards Shed Light on Poor Year for Software Sales in Japan

December 4, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Japan’s annual PlayStation Awards were quite disappointing, without a single piece of software earning a Platinum. In order for a game to receive such an award, it must break 1 million units shipped over the course of a year.

There were however, five PlayStation 3 games that were awarded with Golds (500,000 units), but the Vita didn’t manage to earn a single one. Instead, Sony had to create a “special category” for the top five shipped games for the Vita.

Here is the full list of awards:

Gold Prize

  • World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  • Resident Evil 6

PlayStation Vita Special Prize (Top five Vita games with the most shipped units)

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Gravity Rush
  • Persona 4: Golden
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f

PlayStation Store Special Prize (Top five PSN games with the most downloads)

  • Journey
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
  • Nico Nico app

User’s Choice Prize

  • Super Danganronpa 2
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
  • Gravity Rush
  • Persona 4: Golden
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
  • Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees

User’s Choice Prize World Game Category

  • Uncharted 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Journey

Here’s hoping for a better year for PlayStation in 2013.