Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes just won a global award

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
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During the Tokyo Game Show 2022 today, the winners of the Japan Game Awards were announced. One winner in particular that seems to have people talking on social media is the Switch 2021 title Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Not only did it win the ‘best seller award’, but it was also recognized as the best Japanese game release worldwide. While the sales award isn’t all that surprising, many trainers online are seemingly confused (and a little disappointed) as to how the remakes snagged the “global” award.

Here’s how some Pokémon fans are reacting to the latest news online:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Ended Up Getting an ‘Award of Excellence’, Kirby Got Some Love Too, and Bandai Namco’s Success Elden Ring won the main prize. Here’s the rundown (via NintendoSoup):


· Resident Evil Village
・ Children of the sky who turn the stars
・ARISE stories
・LOST JUDGMENT: Unwarranted memories
・Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale
・Pokémon Legends: Arceus
・Horizon Forbidden West
・Ghostwire: Tokyo
・Kirby and the Forgotten Land

  • Japan Class Work World Award

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

  • Global Award International Labor Category

・ Call of Duty: Vanguard

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

· Encryption

How do you feel about the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes taking home these awards at the Japan Game Awards? Did you enjoy these titles yourself? What about the other winners on this list? Leave your thoughts below.

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