CESA introduced the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2021 on the Tokyo Game Show. It gave awards to the best-performing builders and video games launched in Japan from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021.

Below is the whole checklist of winners of the Japan Game Awards 2021.

  • Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award: Kou Shibusawa from Koei Tecmo
  • Global Award Japanese ProductAnimal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Global Award Foreign ProductCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Best Sales AwardMomotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
  • Game Designers Award runners-up: 3 titles
    • It Takes Two
    • Ghost of Tsushima
    • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
  • Game Designers Award Winner: Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
  • Award for Excellence: 10 titles
    • Resident Evil 3 remake
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • The Last of Us Part II
    • Ghost of Tsushima
    • Genshin Impact
    • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
    • Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
    • Buddy Mission BOND
    • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
    • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Grand AwardGhost of Tsushima and Monster Hunter Rise

CESA held the Japan Game Awards concurrently with the annual Tokyo Game Show. In the 2020 version, it gave the best Grand Award to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The 2021 Japan Game Awards included an uncommon incidence. CESA gave the Grand Award to not one, however two video games concurrently. Ghost of Tsushima is straight away obtainable on PlayStation 4 and 5. Monster Hunter Rise is presently obtainable on Nintendo Switch, with a PC model slated to seem on January 12, 2022.