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 Wii Sports, Monster Hunter  Top Japan Game Awards

Wii Sports, Monster Hunter Top Japan Game Awards

September 20, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander

September 20, 2007 | By Leigh Alexander
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Japan's Computer Entertainment Software Association (CESA) has announced the winners of this year's Japan Game Awards, which it sponsored.

Wii Sports and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd for the PSP both took home the Grand Award; the former for its successful campaign to earn players in new demographics -- women and seniors in particular. Monster Hunter 2nd, in particular it's ad-hoc multiplayer mode, was recognized for core appeal as a "social phenomenon" among students in high school and junior high.

The complete list of CESA's Japan Game Awards winners follows:

Grand Award Winners
Wii Sports (Wii)
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)

Award for Excellence Winners
Wii Sports (Wii)
Okami (PS2)
Gundam Musou (PS3)
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (DS)
New Super Mario Bros (DS)
Blue Dragon (Xbox 360)
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (PSP)
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP)
Ryu ga Gotoku (PS2)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Xbox 360)

Best Sales Award Winner
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)

Global Award: Japanese Product Winner
Dead Rising (Xbox 360)

Global Award: Foreign Product Winner
Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Special Award
The [email protected] (Xbox 360)
Love and Berry Dress Up and Dance! (DS)

The final votes and winners for the Amateur and Future divisions -- which covers games not yet released -- will not be revealed until Friday and Sunday, respectively.

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