As with recent years, Sony also used the event to give out some special awards that were voted for by fans of the platform.

The awards covered games released between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011.

Six games won a gold prize, determined by 500k sales. Amongst them was Final Fantasy Type-0, Tales Of Xillia and Gran Turismo 5. Capcom's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd was the only game to scoop up a platinum award, judged by selling over a million copies, making its departure to Nintendo 3DS all the more agonising. Each of the teams received a cash reward for their efforts, with the Monster Hunter team heading home with a whopping four million yen.

The public voted awards saw gongs given to Catherine, Gran Turismo 5 and Dark Souls, while Call Of Duty and LittleBigPlanet 2 won big in the Western category.

Top PSN games included Crazy Taxi and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Dissidia, Hatsune Miku and Elemental Monster Online Card Game were also recognised.

Well done to all the winners.