GT5 Takes Top Honors at Gamescom While Move Trounces Kinect

Sony certainly brought their A-game when to comes to Gamescom domination, as they not only brought the goods game-wise, but managed to acquire a major title which was previously exclusive to the 360, show that the PlayStation Move is the ideal motion controller for the hardcore gamer, and rack up the conference’s highest honors in the process.

Gran Turismo 5 was the standout title of the show, taking home top honors as best console game. It looks like the wait will be worth it, as Kazunori Yamauchi’s masterpiece revs its engine in anticipation, still shocking critics and, more recently, judges, around the world. With a racing title that includes quite literally every aspect of racing, it’s no surprise that Gran Turismo 5 came out on top.

Next was another big winner, perhaps shocking to some while obvious to others, and that was the victory for PlayStation Move over Microsoft’s Kinect in the hardware accessories category. It was clear from the get-go that this was Sony’s last chance to make the peripheral shine before it releases early next month, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Move was heavily promoted and demoed all throughout the Gamescom showfloor, in addition to being included in the Gamescom PlayStation Home space. Could this be a sign that critics and consumers are starting to see just what the Move is capable of? We think so. But this is only the first step, as the main ingredient to the mix will be the games and, based on what Sony has shown thus far, it certainly looks like we won’t have a problem in that department.

Other winners throughout the night were as follows:

  • Best PC Game – Crysis 2
  • Best Online Game – Guild Wars 2
  • Best Mobile Game – Super Scribblenauts
  • Best of Family Entertainment – Kiby’s Epic Yarn

Sony has gone in and come out of this year’s Gamesom with more momentum than any of us could have imagined, and based on the big titles slated for release over the next few months, it looks like the momentum is going to continue for quite some time. For all the latest on these big titles and more, be sure to stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle!