Winners of the coveted Grand Award, the three winners this year are Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil 4 and… Genshin Impact, which is therefore part of the podium for the 3rd year in a row. HoYoverse’s game stands out from those of Square Enix and Capcom by its free-to-play nature, which means that it does not owe its presence to the number of copies sold but to the fortune that its economic model generates. . And to think that the Chinese studio has just launched the already popular Honkai: Star Rail on PlayStation while waiting for Zenless Zone Zero.
Below these three bosses, seven other Asian games were awarded a Partner Awardsymbol of their excellent sales (or their large number of players) worldwide between October 2022 and September 2023. FromSoftware comes away with honors twice thanks to Armored Core 6 and Elden Ring, which already won a Grand Award the previous year. Also awarded are eFootball 2023 from Konami, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty from Koei Tecmo, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion from Square Enix, Street Fighter 6 from Capcom and Sonic Frontiers from Sega.
Street Fighter 6 also left with a Special Award coming to reward his “ great accessibility features » and the awards show does not stop there for Capcom, which pockets another, Special Award, for the VR mode of Resident Evil Village. Other Special Awardthe one awarded to Hogwarts Legacy for having achieved the best sales in Asia among all Western games.
For a little nostalgic anecdote, Battle Arena Toshinden, Ridge Racer and Tekken won the Grand Award during the very first edition of the 1995 PlayStation Awards for each having exceeded 500,000 copies sold.