The annual PlayStation Awards 2017 live ceremony took place today by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, and Persona 5 received a Users’ Choice Award.
Persona 5 received a Users’ Choice Award at the PlayStation Awards 2016, as well as receiving a “Gold Prize” for having shipped over 500k copies in Japan at that point in time.
Users’ Choice Award
The Users’ Choice Award consists of the top 10 titles voted by Japanese and Asian consumers, released between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
Persona 5 was eligible this year because of its Asian release on March 23, 2017. Only votes from Asia were counted, and they were enough to award Persona 5 with the prize.
Director Katsura Hashino was present on stage to accept the prize.
Comments received from Asian fans include:
“It’s full of beauty and novelty at the same time.”
“I’ve played for over 300 hours, but I’m still playing now.”
“The Japanese and English voices, as well as the soundtrack are awesome.”
Persona 4 Golden received this award in 2012 and in 2013, as well.
The full list of games awarded with the Users’ Choice Award at PlayStation Awards 2017:
- Battlefield 1
- Final Fantasy XV
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- NieR: Automata
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Persona 5
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Dragon Quest XI
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
To celebrate the award, Atlus has discounted the downloadable version of Persona 5 from December 1, 2017 to December 13, 2017. The PS4 and PS3 version of the game will cost 6,800 yen instead of 8,800, and the “Persona 5 20th PS Store Special Edition” for the PS4 and PS3 will cost 9,800 yen instead of 12,800 yen.