MCV Awards 2015: Xbox sales team pips PlayStation

MCV Awards 2015: Xbox sales team pips PlayStation

Xbox UK has trumped rival PlayStation in the Sales Team category at this year's MCV Awards.

The outlet was revealed as the winner of the closely-fought prize at last night's industry celebration.

Chief among Xbox's determining factors as the finest sales team of 2014 was its smart deal-making over the last 12 months, which helped the Xbox One compete more closely with PlayStation 4.

Up-and-coming comedian Romesh Ranganathan hosted the MCV Awards 2015 proceedings with panache, unveiling the winners and handing out prizes on Thursday April 16th at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Over 71 companies from across the entire games industry competed closely for recognition in 22 different categories.

Three brand new special accolades were also up for grabs, going to outstanding individuals recognised as Unsung Hero, Person of the Year and Store Manager of the Year, as well as three inaugural company award categories: Media Team, Agency Team and Independent Games Publisher.

The partners of this year's event were IGN, Gamescom, Curse, PDP, IGN, Green Man Gaming, Playwire, Respondez, OP, Scanavo, Click Entertainment, A4T and Novobox.

Here is the list of winners in full:

GAMES RETAILER: GAME

INDIE RETAILER: Games Centre

NEW GAMES BRAND: Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

SALES TRIUMPH: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (WB Games UK)

PERIPHERALS AND ACCESSORIES BRAND: Turtle Beach

BUYING TEAM: GAME Digital

MARKETING TEAM: PlayStation UK

DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM: Electronic Arts

TRADE MARKETING TEAM: PlayStation UK

PR TEAM: WB Games UK

AGENCY TEAM: Indigo Pearl

COMMUNITY TEAM: GAME

DISTRIBUTION TEAM: CentreSoft

EXPORT TEAM: Ubisoft

MEDIA TEAM: Twitch

SALES TEAM: Xbox UK

INDIE GAMES LABEL: 505 Games

GAME CAMPAIGN: Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

GAMES PUBLISHER: WB Games UK

PERSON OF THE YEAR: Debbie Bestwick, Team 17

UNSUNG HERO: James Honeywell, Nintendo UK

STORE MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Craig Kennedy, Games Centre

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