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PlayStation Hits Guinness World Record!

The 25-year-old PlayStation also had its 2019 PlayStation Awards handed out, too.

„We’re thrilled to be certified as the best-selling home video game console brand ever, with over 450 million units sold across the original PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 as of November 7 according to Guinness World Records. And it’s all thanks to you!”, Sony wrote on Twitter. According to VGChartz’ figures, 450.19 million units were sold, including the other versions of the PlayStation home consoles as well (PSOne, PlayStation 2 Slim, PlayStation 3 Slim, PlayStation 3 Super Slim, PlayStation 4 Slim, and PlayStation 4 Pro). Congratulations to Sony!

The PlayStation Awards show has been held annually since 1995, and it recognizes the PlayStation versions of hit titles sold across the Japan and Asia regions. The Platinum Prize is for „software titles with an accumulated shipment quantity (including download quantity) of over one million copies.” The Gold Prize is for those that hit half a million copies. The PlayStation Network Award is for the „top three network sales titles will be awarded (from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019).” The   PlayStation 25th Anniversary Users’ Choice Award is handed to the „top five titles which have won PlayStation Awards in the last 24 years will be voted by Japan and Asia users.” The PlayStation VR Award is for „three titles that contributed to the sales of PlayStation VR (from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019), excluding last year’s winning titles.” The Indie & Developer Award is for „three titles that contributed to the sales of PlayStation VR (from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019), excluding last year’s winning titles.” With the explanations out of the way, let’s take a look at the list of winners:

 

Platinum Prize:

  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment / Insomniac Games)
  • NieR: Automata (Square Enix / Platinum Games)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

 

Gold Prize:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (Sony Interactive Entertainment / Activision / Treyarch)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)
  • FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
  • FIFA 20 (Electronic Arts)
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (Konami)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software)

 

PlayStation Network Award:

  • FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)

 

PlayStation 25th Anniversary Users’ Choice Award:

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix / Orca)
  • God of War (Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Santa Monica Studio)
  • The Last of Us Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment / Naughty Dog)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment / Insomniac Games)
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)
  • NieR: Automata (Square Enix / Platinum Games)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

 

PlayStation 25th Anniversary Special Award:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden (Takara Tomy)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 (Koei Tecmo Games)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix)
  • Metal Gear Solid (Konami)
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom)
  • Resident Evil (Capcom)
  • Ridge Racer (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Yakuza (Sega)

 

PlayStation VR Award:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)

 

Indie & Developer Award:

  • Hardcore Mecha (Arc System Works / Game Source Entertainment / RocketPunch Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Human Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  • Overcooked! 2 (Team17 / Ghost Town Games)
  • Unravel two (Electronic Arts)

 

Congratulations to all winners.

Source: Gematsu, Gematsu

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