Persona 5 Royal Wins Users’ Choice Award at the PlayStation Partner Awards 2023 Japan Asia


The PlayStation Partner Awards were held today on December 1, 2023. Starting in 1994, the award show is an annual event to honor creators and award hit titles released on the PlayStation platform.

Three titles are awarded the Grand Award, seven titles are awarded the Partner Award, three titles are awarded the Special Award and five titles are awarded the user voted Users’ Choice Award.

Persona 5 Royal was awarded the Users’ Choice Award, a user-voted award with nominees selected from the top 30 most played games between October 2022 and September 2023.

Persona Team production manager Kazuhisa Wada released a comment upon receiving the award:

Thank you very much for awarding us this prestigious award. With the release of the remastered version, as a team we couldn’t be happier that more customers have played the game and given us their support. Persona 5 Royal has long been loved by customers since it’s release in 2019, and I believe that we as the development team need to repay the favor by delivering works that can surpass this game to as many people as possible. We would appreciate your continued support. I would now like to savour this joy with all the staff involved in making the game.

Persona 5 Royal previously won the Partner Award in 2020, and Persona 5 has won awards for four years in a row between 2016 and 2019:

Full Awards

Grand Award

Given to the three titles developed in the Japan and Asia region with the highest global sales (including digital content and ingame currency purchase).

  • Genshin Impact (Hoyoverse)
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)

Partner Award

Given to 7 titles developed in the Japan and Asia region ranked top in global sales and with high user activity between October 2022 to September 2023.

  • Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon (From Software)
  • eFootball 2023 (Konami)
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Koei Tecmo)
  • Elden Ring (From Software)
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Square Enix)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • Sonic Frontiers (Sega)

Special Award

Given to the top selling title in Japan and Asia developed outside of those regions, a title with excellent accessibility consideration and the top selling PSVR2 title globally.

  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)

Users’ Choice Award

Voted by users from a list of the 30 titles released between October 1, 2022 and September 30 2023 with the highest total game time.

  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (From Software)
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 Royal (Atlus)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)

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