On 13 December, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia held the PlayStation Awards 2016 ceremony 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, the PlayStation Awards has been held every year and more than 320 titles have been awarded.

To honour game creators for their efforts, titles that have accumulatively shipped and downloaded more than 500,000 copies were awarded the Gold Prize, and 3 titles that had the best sales through PlayStation Network were awarded PlayStation Network Award, while Users’ Choice Awardsnd were awarded to the 10 titles that got the highest numbers of votes from users.

This year, two new awards, PlayStation VR Special Award and Indie Special Award were added.

PlayStation VR Special Award was awarded to 5 titles that contributed a lot to the launch of PlayStation VR in both Asia and Japan regions.  Indie Special Award was awarded to 5 indie titles which contributed to PlayStation title lineups.

In conjunction with the PlayStation Awards 2016, starting from 14 December, 2016, PlayStation Awards 2016 winning titles campaigns will be held on PlayStation Store (PS Store).

In Singapore, Hong Kong and the Southeast Asia region, a special page was set up on the PS Store to introduce the winning titles. Customers who download the winning titles between 13 and 19 December will receive PlayStation Network Prepaid Value as rebate.

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 (Only released in Japan) PS4®/

PS Vita/PS3®

Konami Digital Entertainment Ltd.
SWORD ART ONLINE ―Lost Song― PS4®/PS Vita/PS3® BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia.
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 Games Co., Ltd.

★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 Digital Entertainment Ltd.
DRAGON’S DOGMA ONLINE

(Only released in Japan)

PS4®/PS3® CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Only released in Japan) PS4® /PS Vita Sega Games Co., Ltd.

 

★PlayStation VR Special Prize

Title Names Platform Publisher
NORTHERN LIGHTS

(Only released in Japan)

PS4® ORIHALCON Technologies, Inc.
PlayStation®VR WORLDS PS4® Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Rez Infinite PS4® Enhance Games, Inc.
Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto.

(released only in Japan to date)

PS4® BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia.
Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live 1st Stage PS4® SEGA Games Co., Ltd.

 

★Users’ Choice Awards

Awarded Titles: The top 10 titles with the highest number of votes voted by Japan and Asia users.

Title Names Platform Publisher
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

Title Names Platform Publisher
Downwell

(Only released in Japan)

PS4®/PS Vita GHI Media LLC
Goat Simulator PS4®/PS3® Double Eleven Ltd.
Salt and Sanctuary

(Only released in Japan)

PS4® Ska Studios LLC
Touhou koukisihin

(Only released in Japan)

PS4® Mediascape Co., Ltd.
Rocket League® PS4® Psyonix Inc.