PlayStation Vita Beats Out Wii U In Game Critics' Best Of E3 Awards

Sony's new handheld, the Playstation Vita, stole the show this year at E3 according to the Game Critics Awards. Even though it was formally announced in January, the handheld still out shined Nintendo's new home console and current portable in the annual awards.

The only way it could be more well received would be if BioShock Infinite was coming to the portable, it seems. BioShock Infinite received four awards overall including Best of Show, winning every award it was nominated for.

The Game Critics Awards are voted on by more than 25 members of the media, including our own Brian Crecente.

Here's a look at some of the top category winners:

Best of Show

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware

PlayStation Vita (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game

Battlefield 3 (DICE/EA Games for PC)

Best Action/Adventure Game

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Role-Playing Game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita)

Best Racing Game

Forza 4 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

For the rest of the winners and a rundown of the rules visit


    I am guessing by text size that the importance of the awards increased as I scrolled down?

    Anywho, I have always been in Nintendo's camp, but Vita pwn3d WiiU and 3DS.

      Nah thats not it.
      They just really like racing games.

      WiiU might have had a better chance if it wasn't still only half-baked. I reckon they announced it at least 6 months too early. In its current form it was a bit underwhelming.

    that list is pretty spot on, though its a shame uncharted 3 didnt make it, but then again, bloody close competition

    wii u just didn't show anything spectacular, while psv had some payable demos

    The WiiU has a preorder cost of $598 AUS at EB Games where as the PSVITA has an estimated cost of $348 for the 3G/Wifi version which would you rather?After whats been going down on the 3DS I know who my dollars are going to.Nintendo's Finished

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