Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia has announced that it will host this year’s PlayStation Awards on December 3 at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, Tokyo. If you’re interested in following the event, then you can tune in to the livestream on YouTube right here.
PlayStation Awards 2019 Announced
The PlayStation Awards have been running annually since 1995, and are used to mark various sales milestones for PlayStation titles. They also sometimes reveal play host to a few surprising reveals, so hopefully we might get some news drops at the awards, too.
Here’s the full lineup:
- Platinum Prize: Software titles (DL) with an accumulated shipment quantity (including download quantity) of over one million copies.
- Gold Prize: Software titles (DL) with an accumulated shipment quantity (including download quantity) of over 500,000 copies.
- PlayStation Network Award: Top three network sales titles will be awarded (from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019).
- PlayStation 25th Anniversary Users’ Choice Award: Top five titles which have won PlayStation Awards in the last 24 years will be voted by Japan and Asia users.
- PlayStation VR Award: Three titles that contributed to the sales of PlayStation VR (from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019). *Excluding last year’s winning titles.
- Indies & Developer Award: Three titles that contributed to the expansion of PlayStation (from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019). *Excluding last year’s winning titles.
December is typically when Sony hosts its PlayStation Experience event, which has been going since 2014 in its current form. However, the console maker skipped last year’s show and will not be hosting one this year, either.
Instead, Sony has opted to host broadcasts known as State of Play, which are Nintendo Direct-style presentations lasting around 20 minute focussing on the latest PS4 and PSVR titles.
The hardware giant is obviously knuckling down on the PS5 right now, which probably explains why it’s skipped major events in 2019. Hopefully, PSX will return next year and Sony may also attend E3 again when it has more to show off.