Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Wins Grand Award and
Resident Evil 4 Wins Award for Excellence in the
Games of the Year Division at the Japan Game Awards: 2023!
– Dragon’s Dogma 2 wins award in the Future Division –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak was awarded the Grand Award and Resident Evil 4 was awarded an Award for Excellence in the Games of the Year Division of the Japan Game Awards: 2023 (held by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association), while Dragon’s Dogma 2 won an award in the Future Division. The prizes were announced at Tokyo Game Show 2023, which was held from September 21-24.
Winner of the Grand Award, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a massive premium expansion for Monster Hunter Rise. As a result of garnering acclaim for its content, including new locales, monsters and never-before-experienced hunting actions, the game has cumulatively sold over 6.1 million units*1 worldwide. Capcom looks to continue growing sales over the long term through initiatives such as strategic pricing.
Further, recognized with an Award for Excellence, Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the original, groundbreaking 2005 title. The game was lauded by both fans of the series and newcomers alike for carefully recreating the appeal of the original while providing a fresh gameplay experience, leading cumulative global sales of the title to exceed 5 million units*2. Capcom aims to continue expanding sales of the title with the September 21 release of Separate Ways additional story downloadable content, as well as the upcoming release of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, which is free downloadable content that will allow players to experience the game’s main campaign on PlayStationVR®2.
Also, Dragon’s Dogma 2 won an award in the Future Division, where players vote to select the upcoming titles they most look forward to. Playable demo versions of the title garnered mass attention from attendees soon after show doors were opened.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.
*1 As of June 30, 2023
*2 As of July 20, 2023
Games of the Year Division
|Award Name||Title Name||Platform*3|
|Grand Award||Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak||Nintendo Switch™, PC|
|Award for Excellence||Resident Evil 4||PlayStation®5 system, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, PC|
*3 Platforms listed include only those for which the titles were available during the awards period of the Japan Game Awards
|Award Name||Title Name||Platform|
|Recipient||Dragon’s Dogma 2||PlayStation®5、Xbox Series X|S、PC|
|Title||Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak|
|Release Date||Nintendo Switch, PC: June 30, 2022
Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4: April 28, 2023
|Title||Resident Evil 4|
|Release Date||March 24, 2023|
|Title||Dragon’s Dogma 2|
|Genre||Open world action|
*Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.
*"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
*Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X|S are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
Sales of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Surpass 5 Million Units Globally! – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne exceeds 10 million units sold due to strategic pricing –
Resident Evil 4 Sales Top 5 Million Units! – Sales driven by critical acclaim of the game as well as free additional content –
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Production Announced!– Capcom aims for new growth of the brand with release of highly-anticipated latest title in the series –
Game Series Sales