To acknowledge hit PlayStation platform games, Sony has the "PlayStation Awards." These are given to PlayStation titles that are "hits" in Japan. There are two categories: Gold Prize and Double Platinum Prize.
Gold Prize Awards (which were ¥500,000, or US$5,362, from Sony to the publisher) were given to games that shipped between 500,000 and a million copies. Double Platinum Awards (which were ¥2,000,000, or 21,449, from Sony to the publisher) were given to games that shipped between 2 million and 3 million copies. No titles were award the Platinum Award — for games that ship between one and two million copies.
This year's Gold Prize winners are:
Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- PSP
Phantasy Star Portable PSP
Winning Eleven 2008 PS2
Super Robot Taisen Z PS2
This year's sole Double Platinum Winner is:
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP
Congrats to all!