The Tokyo Game Show is well underway, with thousands of eager gamers arriving in the city to sample some of the latest and greatest games. The expo is also home to the Japan Game Awards, and Nintendo was among the big winners that were announced this week.

It was a good outcome for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, for starters, with both Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon lifting major awards.


Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Pokemon GO Project Team

Global Award Japanese Product

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Best Sales Award

Pokemon Sun and Moon


Both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon Sun and Moon were also among the 'Award for Excellence' winners, with Monster Hunter XX also making the cut.

Most notably, Breath of the Wild also secured the Grand Award, the top prize to be won in the Japan Game Awards.

We doubt it'll be the last game of the year-style honour that Breath of the Wild receives; it'll surely come up regularly as awards season kicks into gear later this year.

[via blog.esuteru.com, nintendoeverything.com]