This is a great look in what Japanese PlayStation gamers buy. It’s actually not all that different from Western game sale lists, gaming truely is a universal language 🙂 Sony announced the winners of the annual PlayStation awards in Japan, for bestsellers that sold the most between May 2005 and 2006. Here’s the list:
Double Platinum Award, for titles which sold between 2 and 3 million units, only went to: Final Fantasy XII (PS2, Square Enix).
Platinum Awards, for titles selling over 1 million units, went to: Kingdom Hearts II (PS2, Square Enix), World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (PS2, Konami) and World Soccer Winning Eleven 10 (PS2, Konami).
Gold Awards, for titles which sold over 500,000 units, went to: Biohazard 4, aka Resident Evil 4 (PS2, Capcom); Monster Hunter 2 (PS2, Capcom); Monster Hunter Portable, aka Monster Hunter Freedom (only PSP title, Capcom); Sengoku Musou 2, aka Samurai Warriors 2 (PS2, Koei); Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PS2, Square Enix); Dragon Ball Sparking!, aka Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PS2, Bandai Namco); Tales of the Abyss (PS2, Bandai Namco); Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Alpha: Shuuen no Ginga e (PS2, Banpresto); and Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 12 (PS2, Konami).