On Monday, April 13, the public began voting for the "Japan Game Awards 2020 Annual Awards Category," which selects and honors outstanding computer entertainment software titles that are worthy of representing the year.
The selection process is organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Society of Japan (CESA).
Eligible games must have been released in Japan between April 1, 2019 (Monday) and March 31, 2020 (Tuesday).
In addition to the "Grand Prize" and "Excellence Award," there will also be a "Global Award" (one from each Japanese and one from an overseas company) for the game that is highly acclaimed in overseas markets, and a "Best Game Award" for the game that sold the most copies in Japan during the period covered by the award. The "Best Sales Award" (one work) will be given for the game that sold the most copies in Japan during the period covered by the award.
In the previous Japan Game Awards 2019, the Grand Prize went to "Super Smash Bros. SPECIAL" and the Game Designers Award went to "ASTRO BOT: RESCUE MISSION".
Other winners of the Excellence Award included "Apex Legends," "Detroit: Become Human," and "BIOHAZARD RE:2.
Past award winners can be viewed on the official website of the Japan Game Awards.
Voters who cast their ballots will be entered into a drawing to win a popular video game console and other great prizes!
Among users who vote for the Japan Game Awards 2020 "Game of the Year," there will be a drawing for prizes such as "PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB," "Nintendo Switch," "Xbox One X," and more. The campaign will also include prizes such as "PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB", "Nintendo Switch", and "Xbox One X".
In addition to the consoles, there will also be other prizes such as iTunes Card or Google Play Card worth 10,000 yen, software that won the "Japan Game Awards 2020 Annual Award" or related goods, autographs of the creators of the winning titles, and many other gorgeous prizes.
All computer entertainment software titles released in Japan between April 1, 2019 (Monday) and March 31, 2020 (Tuesday).
*Any platform is eligible, including home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, PCs, smartphones, etc.
Monday, April 13, 2020 - Friday, July 24, 2020
Voters are eligible regardless of gender, age, nationality, location, gaming experience, or ownership.
Only one vote per person for one game is valid.
Access the official website of the Japan Game Awards from your smartphone or PC, enter the required information, and submit your vote.
Voting by postcard
Name, gender, age, address, telephone number, occupation, e-mail address (if you have one), software name, game console, reason for voting, and desired prize course
Please fill in the above information and mail to the following address.
Japan Game Awards, office22 Bldg. 6F, 22 Kanda-Toyama-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0043, Japan
The following prizes will be awarded by drawing among the voters.
"PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB": 3 winners
Nintendo Switch": 5 winners
Xbox One X": 3 winners
The color of the console cannot be selected.
"iTunes Card" and "Google Play Card" worth 10,000 yen each: 20 winners in total
Japan Game Awards 2020 Annual Award-winning software or related goods: 100 winners in total
Autographs of the winning creators of the "Japan Game Awards 2020 Annual Award": one for each of the winning titles.
The creator cannot be selected.
Winners will be announced upon delivery of the prizes.
Prizes will be sent only within Japan.