Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that "METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN" (below, "MGSV:TPP") has been awarded the Platinum Prize at the "PlayStation® Awards 2015"*1 held by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The Platinum Prize*2 is an award presented to multiple PlayStation® format titles that have shipped more than one million copies（Including download titles） throughout Japan and Asia. The game also received the User's Choice Award: Japan Division and User's Choice Award: Asia Division*3, both presented based on user votes.
The METAL GEAR series of video games features anti-war and anti-nuclear armament themes, and founded the stealth game*4 genre with its gameplay style of having the main characters avoid combat as they infiltrate enemy territory on solo missions. Since the release of the original "METAL GEAR" in 1987, the series' engrossing story and cinematic presentation have led to high acclaim both domestically and overseas. "MGSV:TPP," which was released in September, has been highly praised for its depiction of one of the greatest mysteries of the vast METAL GEAR saga, and its realistic, liberating stealth gameplay set in a massive open world. These factors have been influential in making the game a driving force behind the popularity of the PlayStation®4 system.
KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute the METAL GEAR series, to deliver unprecedented thrills to customers worldwide.
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|*1||The PlayStation® Awards honor hit titles selected from those released on PlayStation® formats. Started in 1995 following the birth of the PlayStation®, this year's is the 21st awards ceremony. For more details, visit: www.jp.playstation.com/ps-awards|
|*2||The Platinum Prize is awarded to PlayStation® format titles that have shipped more than one million copies (including download titles). Counts total shipped software numbers in Japan and Asia only; shipped software numbers in other regions such as North America are not included.|
|*3||User's Choice Award is presented to the top 5 titles (released between November 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015) voted by users in Japan Division and Asia Division|
|*4||"Stealth games" are a specific genre of video games that emphasize staying hidden and avoiding direct combat in order to complete objectives.|