The week was packed with awards for game enthusiasts, peaking with kick-off for The Game Awards. Sony's annual event honours the highest-selling PlayStation titles released this year.

There are different award categories in Sony’s PlayStation Awards. Games with over one million units sales receive the “Platinum Prize.” According to a report by Attack of the Fanboy , this year’s “Platinum Prize” winners are “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Dragon Quest Heroes.” Those who reach the mark for 500,000 units sold get the “Gold Prize.” This year, five titles have received the reward, namely “God Eater 2: Rage Blast,” “One Piece Pirate Warriors 3,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Yakuza Zero” and “Bloodborne.”

Sony also gave the three highest-selling download titles with “PlayStation Network Award” this year’s winners are “Phantasy Star Online 2,” “Minecraft PS4 Edition,” and “Final Fantasy XIV.” Three “Asia Special Award” were given to titles that highly contributed to business in Asia. This year’s titles who received the award are “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.”

Fans also had a say in the PlayStation Awards. The User Choice award took fans' votes for their favourite games. The winners for this category are “Dragon Quest Heroes,” “Bloodborne,” “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,” “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” and Grand Theft Auto V.

This year, Hideo Kojima’s disappearance from the spotlight was unexpected as Konami PR received the award for "Metal Gear Solid 5." A few months back, UberGizmo reported that multiple rifts between Konami and Kojima got deeper, reaching a peak when finally Kojima separated his ways with Konami. But Kojima has maintained complete silence.

After the two award shows earlier this week, this weekend is going to continue with the PlayStation Experience, which takes place in San Francisco. Apart from sampling some of the games on the show floor, tech lovers and gamers can also expect new announcements from developers.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Launch Trailer (Credit: YouTube/PlayStation)