Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (SIEJA) held the “PlayStation® Awards 2016” ceremony on December 13 to award PlayStation® software titles that have had a great performance in Japan and other Asian regions.
Since 1994, the year when PlayStation® was launched, “PlayStation® Awards” has been held every year and more than 320 titles have been awarded.
To honor game creators for their efforts, titles that have accumulatively shipped and downloaded more than 500,000 copies were awarded the “Gold Prize”※2, and 3 titles that had the best sales through PlayStation™Network awarded “PlayStation™Network Award” ※3 and “Users’ Choice Awards”※4 were awarded to the 10 titles that got the highest numbers of votes from users.
This year, “PlayStation®VR Special Award” ※5 and “Indie Special Award” ※6 were added in addition to the above awards. “PlayStation®VR Special Award” was awarded to the 5 titles that contributed a lot to the launch of PlayStation®VR in both Asia and Japan regions. “Indie Special Award” was awarded to the 5 indie titles which contributed to PlayStation® title lineups.
Together with the “PlayStation® Awards 2016”, starting from 14th December, 2016 (Wednesday), PlayStation®Awards 2016 winning titles campaigns will be held on PlayStation®Store (PS Store). In Hong Kong and Southeast Asia region, a special page will be set up on PS Store to introduce the winning titles. What’s more, customers who download the winning titles between 13th December and 19th December will receive PlayStation™Network Prepaid Value as rebate.※7
The awarded titles are as follows: ★Gold Prize 500,000 yen as a supplementary prize
Awarded Titles: Titles with over 500,000 accumulative shipment and download number
Title Names Platform Publisher DARK SOULS™ III PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia. The Last of Us™ Remastered PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS4® CD PROJEKT S.A. Call of Duty®: Black Ops III PS4®/PS3®Activision Publishing, Inc. Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 2016 (Japan Only) PS4®/PS Vita/PS3® Konami SWORD ART ONLINE ―Lost Song― PS4®/PS Vita/PS3® BANDAI NAMCO DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II : Futago no Ou to Yogen no Owari PS4®/PS Vita/PS3® SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ PS4®/PS Vita/PS3® SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Persona 5 PS4® SEGA
★PlayStation™Network Award 500,000 yen as a supplementary prize
Awarded Titles: The 3 titles with the most online sales (From 1st October, 2015 to 30th September, 2016)
Title Names Platform Publisher PES2016 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER Winning Eleven 2016 PS4®/PS3® Konami DRAGON’S DOGMA ONLINE (Japan Only) PS4®/PS3® CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Japan Only) PS4® /PS Vita Sega
★PlayStation®VR Special Prize NORTHERN LIHTS (Japan Only) PS4® ORIHALCON Technologies, Inc. PlayStation®VR WORLDS PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Rez Infinite PS4® Enhance Games, Inc. Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto. (Japan Only) PS4® BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia.
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live 1st Stage PS4® SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
★Users’ Choice Awards
The top 10 titles with the highest number of votes voted by Japan and Asia users.
Bloodborne™ The Old Hunters Edition PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. DARK SOULS™ III PS4® BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia. Fallout 4 PS4® Bethesda Softworks Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc Overwatch®: Origins Edition PS4® Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Call of Duty®: Black Ops III PS4®/PS3® Activision Publishing, Inc. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ PS4®/ PS Vita/PS3® SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. Persona 5 PS4®/PS3® SEGA Games Co., Ltd. RYU GA GOTOKU KIWAMI PS4®/PS3® SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege PS4® Ubisoft Limited
★Indie Special Award Downwell (Japan Only) PS4®/PS Vita GHI Media LLC Goat Simulator PS4®/PS3® Double Eleven Ltd. Salt and Sanctuary (Japan Only) PS4® Ska Studios LLC Touhou koukisihin (Japan Only) PS4® Mediascape Co., Ltd.
Rocket League® PS4® Psyonix Inc.
※2 For titles that were released on multiple PlayStation® platforms within Japan and other Asian regions, numbers of different platform versions were combined. Counted regional versions and platform versions include versions that were released on or after 1st October, 2015 and versions that were released within half year from the release date of the earliest version.
※3 The 3 titles with the most online sales from 1st October, 2015 to 30th September, 2016 are awarded.
※4 All titles on any PlayStation® platforms that were released between 1st October, 2015 and 30thSeptember, 2015 were open to be voted by users. Votes of different platform versions of the same software were combined.
※5 The 5 titles contributed a lot to the launch of PlayStation®VR in both Asia and Japan regions as of 13th October, 2016
※6 The 5 indie titles which contributed to PlayStation® title lineups which has been released between 1st October , 2015 to 30th September, 2016.
※7 The content and period of campaigns may differ between regions.