Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, Yakuza, Metal Gear and Kingdom Hearts got the expected props at this year’s PlayStation Awards. Held today in Tokyo, the annual event highlights top selling games in the Japanese market for the year prior. Sony made things a bit more interesting this year by adding a fan voted category.
Final Fantasy XIII took this year’s only Platinum Prize, given to games that sold one million or more units. In addition to a trophy, the game’s development staff took a cash prize of 1 million yen.
Gold Prizes, given to games that sold 500,000 or more, went to Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega, PSP), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP), Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (Square Enix, PSP), God Eater (Namco Bandai, PSP), Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (Konami, PSP), Monster Hunter Diary (Capcom, PSP), Yakuza 4 (Sega, PS3) and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage (Tecmo Koei, PS3). For this award, the cash prize was 500,000 yen.
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