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Sales figures are typically pretty boring! Except for when, they're interesting. And by interesting, I mean telling.

Recently, Sony held the PlayStation Awards in Japan. This is a publicity stunt—and usually a dull one at that—in which Sony gives awards to those domestic studios which sell a certain number of units, such as over a million and between half a million and a million. Platforms include the PSP, the PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3, hence the name of the event.

This year, the sales figures were based on the units sold in Japan between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012. In previous years, the numbers were based on a similar time frame. The key difference was both the games and the game-buying audience, which is increasingly being lured away by smartphone games.

The PlayStation Awards have been held every year since 1995. As Mainichi points out, this year was the first in seventeen years that there was not a million-selling game at the PlayStation Awards. That's right, there wasn't a million seller on the PSP, the PS Vita, or the PS3. Meaning big games like Final Fantasy XII-2 and to a lesser extent Resident Evil 6, which was released in early October, didn't hit that magic number. Ouch.

A year to remember for Sony, this ain't.



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I would hate for Nintendo to hold these types of rewards... They'd have to do 5 million and 10 million and 20 million seller awards. Holy hell.

Kenology said:
I would hate for Nintendo to hold these types of rewards... They'd have to do 5 million and 10 million and 20 million seller awards. Holy hell.


ha ha ha



Dem smartfone gamez luring mrt away.

Wow. That's pretty embarrassing for them.

I'm not really here!

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Ouch. This is pretty bad Sony.

A Final Fantasy Game Not selling a Million Copies....

This should be a straight Dick Kick to Wada....



it makes sense



Gold Prize

World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
One Piece: Pirate Warriors
Resident Evil 6


PlayStation Vita Special Prize (top five Vita games with the most shipped units)

Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Gravity Rush
Persona 4: Golden
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f


PlayStation Store Special Prize (top five PSN games with the most downloads)

Journey
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
Nico Nico app


User’s Choice Prize

Super Danganronpa 2
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Dragon’s Dogma
Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation
Resident Evil 6
Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition
Gravity Rush
Persona 4: Golden
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees


User’s Choice Prize World Game Category

Uncharted 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Journey



It's still probably the PS3's best year yet in terms of software sales. Or second best.

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What games sold over a mil in Japan in the past year? NSMB right? Anything else?