During the PlayStation Awards 2014, held on December 3rd in Japan in celebration of PlayStation’s 20th Anniversary, Metal Gear games have won prizes in several different categories. Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa were present on stage to accept the awards.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Gold Prize (over 500.000 copies sold to retailers in Japan)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – User’s Choice Award
Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater – 20th Anniversary User’s Choice Award (games that marked the history of PlayStation)
Metal Gear Solid – 20th Anniversary Creator’s Choice Award
Ground Zeroes winning the Gold Prize also confirms the game has sold over half a million copies in Japan (to retailers), which is quite impressive considering the struggling console sales. Either way, congratulations to Kojima Productions for yet another bunch of awards!
In the 20th Anniversary User’s Choice Awards, the following Metal Gear games ended up in the 20 most voted games: Peace Walker, MGS1, MGS3 (which was the one that took the prize), and MGS4. However, only the five most voted games received an award, but it’s still pretty impressive to see four Metal Gear titles in this list of 20 games.
To watch the full award show, follow this link.
Update: Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation) was also given a 20th Anniversary Creator’s Choice Award, but this happened after the stream had ended. This is an award given out by game developers themselves.
Source: Ken-ichiro Imaizumi Twitter, Ayako Twitter, Kojima Productions Japanese Twitter, DualShockers, Gematsu, PlayStation Awards 2014, JunkerHQ