Destiny and PS4 top Gamescom Awards 2013, attendance hits 340,000

The Gamescom 2013 winners were announced today, crowning the PlayStation 4 with Best Hardware of show, giving Destiny the most game awards — including "Best of Gamescom" — and pinning Titanfall, Mario Kart 8 and The Elder Scrolls Online with two awards each.

Bungie's upcoming cross-platform sci-fi shooter, Destiny, received awards for Best Console Game Sony PlayStation: and Best Online Multiplayer Game. Respawn Entertainment's online-only multiplayer-focused shooter, Titanfall, took out Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox and Best Next Generation Console Game.

Mario Kart 8 won Best Console Game Nintendo Wii and Best Family Game and The Elder Scrolls Online walked away with Best Role Playing Game and Best Social/Casual/Online Game.

Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, beat out Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U for Best Hardware. Check out the full list of winners below.

According to officials, more than 340,000 people — including 6,000 media representatives — attended this year's Gamescom, featuring more than 635 exhibitors from 40 countries. Attendance saw a 23 percent increase over last year's figures, which was more than 275,000. The year before that was at "about 275,000."

Gamescom ran from Aug. 21-25 in Cologne, Germany. Check out Polygon's stream for full coverage of the games event.

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:
Destiny (Activision Blizzard)

Best Console Game Nintendo WII:
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:
Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Next Generation Console Game:
Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Action Game:
Destiny (Activision Blizzard)

Best Role Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax)

Best Racing Game:
Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)

Best Sports Game:
FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game:
WarThunder (Gaijin Entertainment)

Best Family Game:
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe)

Best Hardware incl. Peripheral:
PlayStation4 (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Mobile Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:
Destiny (Activision Blizzard)

Best PC Game:
Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)

Best Social/Casual/Online Game:
The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax)

Correction: The headline has been changed to better reflect that Destiny and the PS4 console took top awards at the show.


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