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Fans Make Their Picks at PlayStation Awards

Gamers choose Demon's Souls, God of War, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear and, of course, Monster Hunter.


Sony's annual PlayStation Awards are based off sales, so it's usually easy to figure out what games will take home trophies. This year, however, Sony spiced things up with a fan-voted User Choice award.

Games released between November 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010 qualified for this year's awards. The recipients were announced at a ceremony held today in Tokyo.

For the User Choice Award, Sony had fans vote on games via the PlayStation Awards website. The winners, in no particular order, were:

  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best (Capcom, PSP)
  • Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (Konami, PSP)
  • Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd (Sega, PSP)
  • Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP)
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix, PS3)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3)
  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (Capcom, PS3)
  • Demon's Souls PS3 the Best (Sony, PS3)
  • Yakuza 4 (Sega, PS3)
  • God of War III (Sony, PS3)

(Note: The version of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G in this and all categories is the game's second budget edition, released in December 2009.)

The rest of the awards were, as always, given out based off domestic sales. Games with sales of between 1 million and 2 million units were given a "Platinum Prize." Games with sales upwards of 500,000 units were given a "Gold Prize.

Taking the sole Platinum Prize this year was Final Fantasy XIII for PS3.

Gold Prizes were given to the following (in no particular order):

  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega, PSP)
  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G 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)
  • Fist of the North Star Musou (Tecmo Koei, PS3)
Sony will be releasing all the Gold and Platinum Award winners from 2008 through 2010 under the new PlayStation Awards Collection line.

Sony also gave out the "PlayStation Store Special Award" to the top five PlayStation Store download titles. In no particular order, these were:

  • Wizardry (Acquire, PS3)
  • Hatsune Miku Project Diva Add-On Song Collection Deluxe Pack 1 (Sega, PSP)
  • After Burner Climax (Sega, PS3)
  • Hatsune Miku Project Diva Dreamy Theater (Sega, PS3)
  • Weekly Toro Station (Sony, PS3/PSP)

All award winners received trophies. Platinum Award winners received a cash prize of one million yen. Gold Award winners received a cash price of 500,000 yen.

An example of a Gold Award trophy, being held here by Hideo Kojima (photo from Kojima's Twitter).

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