PlayStation Awards 2013 winners announced
posted on 12.03.13 at 08:14 AM EST by (@salromano)
Grand Theft Auto V takes home the Platinum Prize.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has announced the winners to this year’s PlayStation Awards.

The awards cover Japanese sales figures between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013. The highest prize, Platinum, goes to the game that shipped over one million units (downloads included). The second highest prize, Gold, goes to games that shipped over 500,000.

Find the full list of winners below.

Platinum Prize

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive)

Gold Prize

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Square Enix)
  • Dragon’s Crown (Atlus)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (Namco Bandai)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (Konami)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (Namco Bandai)
  • Yakuza 5 (Sega)

User Choice Prize

  • Beyond: Two Souls (SCEJ)
  • Dragon’s Crown (Atlus)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Killzone: Mercenary (SCEJ)
  • The Last of Us (SCEJ)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Falcom)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Atlus)
  • Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • Toukiden (Tecmo Koei)

Special Prize
(awarded to titles that represent originality and influence)

  • Cytus Lambda (Rayark)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega)
  • TheExile285

    I’m surprised to see KZM in the user choice for Japan. Also, why didn’t God Eater 2 win anything :/

    • Chris Yuen

      between last Nov to Oct 31st. God Eater 2 was released Nov 14th. It will qualify for next year’s awards.

      • TheExile285

        Ah, how did I miss that? Thanks lol

    • Thomas FROEHLICHER

      yeah, those user choices look fishy : Beyond and Tomb Raider weren’t exactly smash hits in Japan. Orochi Warriors 3 Ultimate must have shipped tons more than those two combined.

  • Adol Christin

    “Platinum, goes to the game that shipped over 100,000 units (downloads included). The second highest prize, Gold, goes to games that shipped over 500,000.”

    Shouldn’t Gold prize be the highest then?

    • LunarHaven

      Don’t worry, it’s Sal Romano, he types a lot of mistakes on this site, It’s gonna be changed to 1 million in a few minutes lmao XD

      Excuse is gonna be: Sorry, typed it on my phone on the way to work, fixed.

    • Sal Romano

      Sorry, typed it on my phone on the way to work, fixed.

      • LunarHaven

        bwhahah excellent!

  • Elvick

    Nice, Beyond and The Last of Us! :D

    Nice to see Killzone: Mercenary, hope that next year we’ll see Tearaway… doubt it, but it’d be nice to see it get recognition from users if Killzone could.

  • $83030187

    You ain’t gotta like it cause the hood gone love it.

  • Pyrofrost

    One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
    Tales of Xillia 2
    Yakuza 5
    Persona 4
    Sen no Kiseki

    You have done well!

  • sub_o

    Yakuza 5 won “Sorry, Japan release only !” award

    • TetsuyaHikari

      More like “Congratulations for appealing to your own audience!” award :p

      They don’t HAVE to release them in the West, you know. Japan is their prime audience, lol.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats a stupid way to look at things. Especially if you don’t like money.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          It’s also stupid to expect another country to be obligated to release a game to your country as well when you’re not even part of their main demographic. Sorry, I just always find it funny when people are screaming, “OH GAWD JAPAN ONRY WHY????” when the game was MADE in Japan and designed with a Japanese audience in mind.

  • DesmaX

    So… 1,000,000 in Japan only, right?

    If yes, wow, I’m impressed by GTA V. I should go back to it, only played a little of it

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    >Yakuza 5
    Still hurts

    • LunarHaven

      Agree man, I became a fan of the series after 4 was release, I played all the games and then I became VERY happy about 5 coming, then it doesn’t get a localization. Annoying shit right there.

      • Budgiecat

        Why 3 downvotes?

        • LunarHaven

          People in general are very pissy that’s why XD look at my Sal Romano joke further down, people took that one very serious as well, 4 downvotes lmao

  • ItsMyJojob

    Gold Prize
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Square Enix) wut?

    • 1Truth

      Square Enix publish the Call of Duty series in Japan.

  • Budgiecat

    User choice – Beyond Two Souls?

    wow didn’t expect that one

    as a matter of fact…..5 of the 10 picked are Western titles. Japan step your game up lol…

    • Kurisu Makise

      It just means even Japanese players know whose bringing the A-game and who isn’t.

  • TetsuyaHikari

    Oh. I didn’t know this stretched all the way back to 2012, lol. I thought it was just for the year 2013 :p

    I would have put Ryu ga Gotoku 5 in my prediction list had I known better ><

  • Spicy Chicken

    Dragon’s Crown, well done!!!

    Now fix my damn Amazon, you nerfin’ sonsuva… >_>

  • Keegs79

    Geez. More people in Asia needs to play The Last of Us! Tearaway should have got an award for originality!

    • Budgiecat

      Plenty of Xenophobes in Japan just like there are here in the West…..

      But obviously things are changing if GTA V got first prize there….

      • McPoo

        They finally developed taste? It was only a matter of time, tbf.

  • Guest

    Gold Prize must be from PlayStation Japan I think …

  • miyamoto

    So GTA V sold more than 1 M in Japan

    Dragon’s Crown sold 800K….

    why don’t I see this in the Media Create charts?

    • 1Truth

      Because the total sales include PSN downloads. Media Create only track retail sales.

      • miyamoto

        So MCreate figures are not complete …
        Thanks dude!