Grand Theft Auto 5 goes platinum at Sony PlayStation Awards

Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5 received top honors at the Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation Awards in Japan earlier this week, earning the Platinum Prize for shipping more than one million units at retail and digitally since its launch.

The Platinum Award is given to titles that hit the one million units mark within a year, this year's window being Nov. 1, 2012 through Oct. 31, 2013. Eight other games shared the Gold Award, which is given to titles that ship more than 500,000 units within the same timeframe: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dragon's Crown, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, Tales of Xillia 2 and Yakuza 5.

The User Choice Prize is given to consumer favorites and other top sellers. This year, the Japan Awards recognized in this category Beyond: Two Souls, Killzone: Mercenary, The Last of Us, The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki, Persona 4 Golden, Soul Sacrifice, Tomb Raider and Toukiden, as well as sales category winners Dragon's Crown and GTA 5.

The Special Prize commemorating titles that "represent originality and influence" went to Cytus Lambda, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn and Phantasy Star Online 2.

A full list of winners and their companies can be found on PlayStation's Japanese website.

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