The annual PlayStation Awards 2018 ceremony took place earlier today by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, and Persona 5 was awarded the “Platinum Prize.”
The “Platinum Prize” is given to games which achieve over 1 million copies shipped in Asia (including Japan, and including digital downloads).
Director Katsura Hashino, character designer Shigenori Soejima, and composer Shoji Meguro were invited onstage to accept the prize, accompanied with an orchestral rendition of “Blooming Villain.”
The other “Platinum Prize” winner was The Last of Us Remastered. There was also Monster Hunter: World by Capcom, which received the “Quadruple Platinum Prize” for shipping over four million copies.
Previous Awards for Persona 5
This is the third consecutive year where Persona 5 has been awarded at the PlayStation Awards.
In 2016, the year Persona 5 was released, the PlayStation Awards 2016 awarded the game with the “Gold Prize” for games which have shipped more than 500,000 copies in Asia, as well as the “Users’ Choice Award” for the top 10 titles voted by consumers.
In 2017, the PlayStation Awards 2017 awarded Persona 5 with its second “Users’ Choice Award.”
A restream archive of the awards can be seen below, with Persona 5‘s section starting at around the 1:18:30 mark:
Relatedly, according to the Persona series Twitter account, dishes based on award winning titles are served at the PlayStation Awards venue, and the one representing Persona 5 is a “Red & Black Pasta”:
The PlayStation Awards has been held on a yearly basis since 1995, acknowledging the best selling Sony platform games in Japan and Asia.