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This Year's Full PlayStation Awards Recipient List

Monster Hunter dominates in sales awards. Catherine, Atelier, Legend of Heroes and Call of Duty take User Choice awards.

While not selling enough to qualify for a sales-based award, games like Catherine and Legend of Heroes were fan picks.

Sony held its annual PlayStation Awards ceremony earlier today, recognizing top selling games from the year prior. As with recent installments of the event, which has been running since the first generation PlayStation was released, Sony also gave out special awards that were voted on by users.

This year's awards covered games released between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011.

Sales-based prizes included "Gold Prize" for games that sold 500,000 and up, Platinum Prize for one million and up, Double Platinum Prize for two million and up, and so-forth. This year's recipients were:

  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP): Quadruple Platinum Prize
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, PSP): Gold Prize
  • Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami, PS3): Gold Prize
  • Gran Turismo 5 (Sony, PS3): Gold Prize
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 (Tecmo Koei, PS3): Gold Prize
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version (Capcom, PS3): Gold Prize
  • Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, PS3): Gold Prize

For the sales-based awards, Sony gives the development staff a cash reward. The Monster Hunter team received four million yen. The Gold Prize recipients each received 500,000 yen.

The Users Choice Award, which was added last year, is awarded to the top 10 vote getters from a public vote at Sony's PlayStation Awards site. In no particular order, this year's recipients were:

  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP)
  • Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki (Falcom, PSP)
  • Call of Duty Black Ops (Square Enix, PS3)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (Sony, PS3)
  • Catherine (Index, PS3)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 (Tecmo Koei, PS3)
  • Atelier Meruru (Gust, PS3)
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix, PS3)
  • Tales of Xillia (Namco Bandai, PS3)
  • Dark Souls (From Sofwtare, PS3)

This year, Sony added a World Game Award, also voted on by users at the PlayStation Awards official site. To qualify, the game had to have been developed outside of Japan. The top three vote getters received the award. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Call of Duty Black Ops (Square Enix, PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony, PS3)
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Square Enix, PS3)

Sony also gave out a "PlayStation Store Special Award" to the five top downloaded game titles from PlayStation Store. Here's this year's pack, again in no particular order:

  • Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy (Square Enix, PSP)
  • Crazy Taxi (Sega, PS3)
  • Elemental Monster Online Card Game (PS3)
  • Hatsune Miku Project Diva Dreamy Theater 2nd (Sega, PS3)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition Fight for the Future (Capcom, PS3)

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