The Japan Game Awards is an award ceremony held once a year and has been running since 1996. This year, the ceremony was held during the Tokyo Game Show, and Nintendo managed to scoop up a couple of awards for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Splatoon 3, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Other games include Sonic Frontiers, Resident Evil 4, Final Fantasy 7 Reuninion, and Hogwarts Legacy.

As for the Grand Award, however, that went to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. If you are wondering why the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom or Pikmin 4 did not make it onto the list, it is because the winners are games selected from between April 2022 and March 2023. With that in mind, TotK and Pikmin 4 have plenty of chance to snag an award at the Japan Game Show next year. On another note, Nintendo’s Famicom console also received The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award to celebrate the console’s 40th anniversary.

If you would like to see the full list of Japan Game Awards winners, you can find it below.

Grand Award

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Capcom)

The Awards for Excellence

  • Earth Defense Force 6 (Sandlot)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (Square Enix)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Sony)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros)
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Capcom)
  • Paranormasight (Square Enix)
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Sonic Frontiers (Sega)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo)

Best Sales Award

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Nintendo)

The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

  • Family Computer (Famicom)

Game Designers Award

  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

What are your thoughts on the Japan Game Awards winners? Have any of your favourites made the grade? Did yours not make it on the list? Let us know in the comments.

Source: VGC / Via: My Nintendo News

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