This week plays host to the Japan Game Awards, an awards ceremony that celebrates the Japanese gaming industry’s biggest and brightest stars and international hits, too.
The full lineup of this year’s Game of the Year awards has now been revealed, as well as the ceremony’s prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award.
We’ve got the full list for you below, but we can’t highlight just how strong Super Smash Bros. Ultimate managed to perform. The game took home a whopping five awards in total. We’re here today to give you a look at the winners of the game.
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Beat out all other challengers
All-Star fighting crossover title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has claimed the top honor at the Japan Game Awards 2019. Presented at the Tokyo Game Show, the game developed by Nintendo received the Grand Award, while fighting off competition from 10 other titles.
Behold the winners
The Award for Excellence was offered to Apex Legends, Kingdom Hearts III, Judgment, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Detroit:
Become Human, Devil May Cry 5, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Resident Evil 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man and megido72. While the Nintendo Labo won the Special Award, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received the Best Sales Award.
The awards actually take place over a number of days, with ‘Future’, ‘Amateur’, and ‘U18’ awards still to be dished out.
Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai gave a small mention to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a speech at the event. Take a look at yourself on Twitter. Furthermore, the game has gone on to sell 14.7 million copies for the Nintendo Switch, since its launch in December 2018.