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2006 CESA Awards: Playstation 3 the future?


CESA released their picks for the best games released between April 1, 2005 and March 31 2006. The list is fairly predictable. Animal Crossing: Wild World, Final Fantasy XII and Shadow of the Colossus snag awards. World of Warcraft also gets props as it received the award for the best game designed outside of Japan. The real surprise is seen in the future awards, which are given out to games that are thought to be hits in the future. Blue Dragon got one of the coveted prizes and Elebits is the only Wii game on the list. However three Playstation 3 titles make it on top. Gran Turismo HD, Heavenly Sword and the camera card game the Eye of Judgment snag this prize. Are these games a triple threat to Microsoft and Nintendo?


See the full list past the break.

Grand Award

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

Final Fantasy XII


Excellence Award

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

Final Fantasy XII

Kingdom Hearts II

Mario Kart DS

Monster Hunter 2


Shadow of the Colossus

Tales of the Abyss

Tamagotchi: Corner Shop

Yakuza (Ryu ga Gotoku)


Global Award for a game designed in Japan



Global Award for a game designed outside Japan

World of Warcraft


Special Award

Monster Hunter Portable

English Training DS


CESA Future Awards

Blue Dragon

Dawn of Mana


The Eye of Judgement

Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Phoenix Wright 4)

Gran Turismo HD

Heavenly Sword

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd

Tales of Destiny PS2 remake


Indie Awards

Grand Prize

Five seconds Kappa


Excellence Award

Nest of Moai

bloWind (designed for the Gamecube)



Also see last year’s picks in our 2005 CESA awards article.

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