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Apr 25 2009, 4:25pm CDT | by , in News | Gaming

Nintendo, Capcom Win Big at Japan’s Famitsu Awards
 
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Japan’s leading videogame magazine, target="blank" title="Famitsu">Famitsu, finally announced the winners of its 2008 awards, and in a display of differences between Japanese and American videogame tastes, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G took home the Game of the Year prize, with publisher Capcom being named Company of the Year.

Nintendo also fared well, with Wii Music, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros Brawl all winning awards.

1UP.com translated the entire list of winners, chosen via popular vote by Famitsu’s readers:


The Monster Hunter series is extremely popular in Japan due to its networking capabilities and communal experience. Thus far, American Monster Hunter releases have received lukewarm reception and mediocre reviews.

Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, and LittleBigPlanet were some the big winners in America’s multiple videogame awards.

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