BEST SELLING PS2 GAME
Best Selling PS2 game is GTA: Vice City with 15 million copies sold.
GRAND SALES AUTO
GTA is the most successful video game franchise on the PS2.
FASTEST SELLING VIDEO GAME
GTA: San Andreas sold 1 million copies in its first 9 days on sale in Britain making it UK's fasting selling video game ever.
MOST VOICE ACTORS
GTA: San Andreas has a credited cast of 339 voice actors, more than any other video game.
HIGHEST-SELLING GAME ON THE PLAYSTATION
Sales of 10.85 million units make the original Gran Turismo the highest-selling game on the PlayStation.
CARS R US
The largest number of cars available to drive and customize is 721 in Gran Turismo 4.
TEN OF THE BEST
Gran Turismo is still the only racing game to receive 10/10 from Edge magazine.
FIRST VIDEO GAME CONSOLE TO SHIP 100 MILLION UNITS
In May 2004, Sony announced that the PlayStation had sold 100 million units worldwide - the first console in history to do so.
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
Twenty eight variations of the PlayStation hardware have been made commercially available. Add developer units to this and the total number of PlayStation variations hits 34.
The fastest completion of Super Mario World is 10min 54sec by Scott Kessler on 9 July 2004.
FIRST MOVIE BASED ON A VIDEO GAME
The first movie to be based on a video game is Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins as Mario and John Leguizamo as Luigi.
HIGHEST-SELLING HANDHELD RACING GAME
Sales of 7.83 million units make Super Mario Kart DS the highest-selling racing game on any handheld.
BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME
Super Mario Bros on the NES is the best-selling video game of all-time with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide.
HIGH INTEREST RATES
Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the highest rated game of all time at 97.7% according to website gamerankings.com.
RUN LINK RUN
The Legend of Zelda is the longest running action adventure series of all time. The first game was releases in 1986 on the NES. The most recent is Phantom Hourglass released on the DS in 2007.
SAMUS IT EVER WAS
Samus Aran and Metroid have also appeared, or been referenced in 18 other Nintendo games including Super Smash Bros.
FASTEST COMPLETION OF METROID
The world record for the fastest completion of Metroid on the NES is 17 mins 22 secs by Christopher Knight on 31st October 2005.
THE 64 BIT QUESTION
Metroid was the only leading Nintendo series not to appear on the N64.
FIRST GAME THEME PARK
Pokemon was the first gaming series to get its own theme park.
BEST-SELLING NINTENDO DS RPG
The best-selling RPG on the Nintendo DS is Pokemon Diamond/Pearl with combined sales of 12.1 million units.
100 YEARS OF NINTENDO
Nintendo was originally created to manufacture playing cards way back in 1889.
BIGGEST-SELLING GAME ON THE XBOX
Halo 2 was the biggest-selling game on the Xbox with over 9 million copies sold.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
On September 25th 2007, the release of Halo 3 generated $170 million worth of first-day sales in the USA alone - nearly triple the $60 million made by the movie Spider-Man 3 on its first day of release.
FASTEST SELLING ORIGINAL GAME
On 15 December 2006, Gears of War became the fastest-selling next-generation game of that year and was the fastest selling Xbox game at that time with more than 2 million copies sold in the first six weeks.
LARGEST LICENSED SOUNDTRACK INCLUDED IN A RACING GAME
90 licensed songs across 9 genres make up Project Gotham Racing's soundtrack, the largest of its kind in any racing game.
LARGEST WATER BALLOON FIGHT
A water fight might not be something you would readily associate with a piece of electrical equipment, but on 23 March 2006 Microsoft set the record for the largest water balloon fight at the Xbox 360 launch in Australia. A total of 2,849 people gathered on Coogee Beach, forming the shape of the Xbox 360 logo and brandishing 51,400 water balloons.
PC GAMING RECORDS
BEST-SELLING FIRST PERSON SHOOTER OF ALL TIME
Half Life has sold over 8 million copies worldwide making it the best-selling first-person shooter of all time. With sequels and spin-offs the franchise has sold over 16 million copies (not including sales from The Orange Box).
FASTEST HALF-LIFE 2 SPEED RUN
The fastest speed run ever for Half-Life 2 is 1hr 36min 57secs achieved by the "Half-Life 2 done Quick" team on 8 March 2006.
MOST SUCCESFUL GAME MOD
Counter-Strike is the most successful game mod ever selling over 9 million retail copies worldwide.
BIRTH OF DEATHMATCH
Doom was the first FPS to feature a networked deathmatch mode.
Doom was the first console game to receive a "Mature" rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in America. The board deemed that the game was suitable for those aged 17 years old or over.
The best Civilization player in the world is "Moonsinger" who currently leads both the Civ III and Civ IV high score tables. His high score of 88,553 on Civ III beats the second place score by 7000 points.
MOST POPULAR MMORPG
World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG in the world with nearly 10 million subscribers around the world.