Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008 (56k)

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#1 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
wow , i found this and thought it'd be interesting to see some discussion on it :) Enjoy

PLAYSTATION RECORDS

GTA: Vice City

BEST SELLING PS2 GAME

Best Selling PS2 game is GTA: Vice City with 15 million copies sold.

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GRAND SALES AUTO

GTA is the most successful video game franchise on the PS2.

GTA: San Andreas

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.

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MOST VOICE ACTORS

GTA: San Andreas has a credited cast of 339 voice actors, more than any other video game.

Gran Turismo

HIGHEST-SELLING GAME ON THE PLAYSTATION

Sales of 10.85 million units make the original Gran Turismo the highest-selling game on the PlayStation.

Gran Turismo 4

CARS R US

The largest number of cars available to drive and customize is 721 in Gran Turismo 4.

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TEN OF THE BEST

Gran Turismo is still the only racing game to receive 10/10 from Edge magazine.

Playstation

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.

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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.

NINTENDO RECORDS

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PLUMBER'S MATE

The fastest completion of Super Mario World is 10min 54sec by Scott Kessler on 9 July 2004.

Super Mario Bros

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.

Super Mario Kart DS

HIGHEST-SELLING HANDHELD RACING GAME

Sales of 7.83 million units make Super Mario Kart DS the highest-selling racing game on any handheld.

Super Mario Bros

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.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time

HIGH INTEREST RATES

Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the highest rated game of all time at 97.7% according to website gamerankings.com.

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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.

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SAMUS IT EVER WAS

Samus Aran and Metroid have also appeared, or been referenced in 18 other Nintendo games including Super Smash Bros.

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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.

Metroid

THE 64 BIT QUESTION

Metroid was the only leading Nintendo series not to appear on the N64.

Pokemon

FIRST GAME THEME PARK

Pokemon was the first gaming series to get its own theme park.

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

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.

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100 YEARS OF NINTENDO

Nintendo was originally created to manufacture playing cards way back in 1889.

XBOX RECORDS

Halo 2

BIGGEST-SELLING GAME ON THE XBOX

Halo 2 was the biggest-selling game on the Xbox with over 9 million copies sold.

Halo 3

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.

Gears of War

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.

Project Gotham Racing

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.

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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

Half Life

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).

Half Life 2

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.

Counter-Strike

MOST SUCCESFUL GAME MOD

Counter-Strike is the most successful game mod ever selling over 9 million retail copies worldwide.

Birth of Deathmatch

BIRTH OF DEATHMATCH

Doom was the first FPS to feature a networked deathmatch mode.

Mature Entertainment

MATURE ENTERTAINMENT

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.

Civilization

FULL MOON

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.

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MOST POPULAR MMORPG

World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG in the world with nearly 10 million subscribers around the world.

#2 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL RECORDS

A selection of some of the more crazy world records from the world of video games...

SK Gaming

FIRST GAMING CLAN TO LEGALLY BIND THEIR PLAYERS

The success of Counter-Strike inspired the first ever gaming clan to legally bind their players to the clan. The clan, SK Gaming, subsequently became the first clan to have a player bought out of their contract when Team NoA bought Ola "elemeNt" Moum for an undisclosed sum in May 2004.

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LONGEST PRISON SENTENCE FOR PLAYING A VIDEO GAME

In September 2002, the UK's Faiz Chopdat was jailed for four months for playing Tetris on his mobile phone on a plane. Nobody has been jailed longer for playing a video game.

Smallest Dance Mat

SMALLEST VIDEO GAME DANCE MAT

The smallest DDR mat in the world measures 10 cm (4 in) wide by 11.5cm (4.5 in) long and weighs just 20 g (0.7 oz) and is the world's first hand-held dance mat to be played with the fingers.

Dragon Quest

FIRST VIDEO GAME SERIES TO INSPIRE A BALLET

The first video game to inspire a ballet was Dragon Quest.

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MOST EXPENSIVE FLIGHT SIMULATOR COCKPIT

Australian trucking tycoon Matthew Sheil has spent the last eight years constructing a flight simulator cockpit based around the Boeing 747-400. To date the project has cost $300,000 Australian dollars (£132,000) - it is the most expensive home-made flight simulation cockpit in the world.

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LARGEST VIRTUAL BEER FESTIVAL

Once a year in World of Warcraft the warring factions of the Horde and the Alliance put down their arms and celebrate "Brewfest"; the world's largest virtual beer festival.

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MOST OFFICIAL REAL LIFE STAND-INS

Having been officially portrayed by nine different models, Lara Croft is the video game character with the most real life stand-ins.

Mario

MOST PROLIFIC VIDEO GAME CHARACTER

Mario has appeared in 116 distinct titles (not including remakes or re-releases) making him the most prolific video game character of all time.

Nuclear Weapons

FIRST CONSOLE IN A NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONSPIRACY

In December 2000, it was reported that the FBI and US Customs were investigating the shipment of up to 4,000 PlayStation 2 consoles to Iraq. As they were designated video game systems, rather than hardware, it was rumoured that this allowed Saddam Hussein to avoid UN sanctions prohibiting the sale of computer hardware to Iraq. It was speculated that the consoles could be adapted for use as guidance systems for long-range missiles.

BMX XXX

ONLY SENSORED SPORTS GAME

BMX XXX is the only extreme sports game to have been censored. Featuring several nude BMX riders, this was modified in the PlayStation 2 version to include black bars covering exposed body parts. Ironically, the version on the family-centric GameCube remained unchanged. BMX XXX was originally part of the Dave Mirra series, until Dave realised the nature of the content and requested his name be removed.

Nina Wiliams, Tekken

"HOTTEST" FEMALE FIGHTING GAME CHARACTER

In an internet poll of serious martial artists who also happen to play fighting games, the character of Nina Williams, from Tekken, was voted the "hottest". The barely-clad blonde was admired for her fighting skills and fashion sense. Nina is the only female character to have appeared in every version of Tekken, and also starred in her own spin-off game, the 2005 PlayStation 2 title Death by Degrees.

MULTI-FORMAT RECORDS

Tetris

MOST PORTED VIDEO GAME

Tetris is the most ported video game appearing on 55 different computer game platforms.

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RARE BLOCKS

Fewer than 10 copies of the Sega Mega Drive version of Tetris are know to exist making it one of the rarest and sought after games of all time. One complete example was recently sold to a private bidder for $8,130. The game is so scarce because the original release was quickly withdraw after a legal row about rights which were eventually awarded to Nintendo.

The Sims

BEST-SELLING PC GAME

The original, The Sims, is the best selling PC game of all time with 16 million sales worldwide since its launch in 2000.

MOST VIEWED SIMS MOVIE

The most viewed video on Youtube created using The Sims in-game movie software is 'Male Restroom Etiquette' by Zarathustra Studios.

The Sims

BEST-SELLING SIMULATION

With over 90 million units sold, The Sims franchise is the biggest selling series in the simulation genre.

Metal Gear

FIRST STEALTH GAME

Metal Gear on the NES was the first video game to fully utilize stealth as part of the gameplay.

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THE FINAL CUT

The longest single cut-scene in the series last for 15mins 17secs and comes at the end of Metal Gear Solid, as snake destroys Metal Gear Rex.

GMetal Gear Solid

FASTEST COMPLETION OF METAL GEAR SOLID

The fastest ever completion of Metal Gear Solid with one life and without saving is 1hr 55min 31secs

Shen Mue

MOST EXPENSIVE GAME PRODUCTION

Shen Mue on the Dreamcast was the most expensive game ever to develop at $70 million.

Tomb Raider

MOST SUCCESFUL FILM BASED ON A VIDEO GAME

The first Tomb Raider (USA, 2001) movie grossed $274,703,340 at cinemas worldwide making it the most succesful film based on a video game.

Alone in the Dark 2

SHORTEST ACTION/ADVENTURE

The shortest officially released action adventure is Jack in the Dark , a spin-off created to promote the release of Alone in the Dark 2. The game, which involves haunted toys, can be completed in just thirteen steps.

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LOWEST-GROSSING GAME-BASED MOVIE

The 2005 Alone in the Dark movie, directed by Uwe Boll, is the lowest grossing internationally released film based on a game. Although it cost around $20 million to make, the film, which starred Christian Slater, earned just $5,178,569 during its US theatrical run.

International Soccer

FIRST FOOTBALL GAME TO BE PLAYED FROM A SIDE PERSPECTIVE

The first football game to allow players to control their team from a side perspective (stadium viewpoint) was International Soccer . The game - also known as NASL Soccer - was released on the Atari 2600 in 1980. This side-on playing perspective has since become the default view for many leading football games, including the FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer games.

#3 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -
Nice find campzor, pretty interesting stuff.
#4 Posted by Emaldon69 (59 posts) -
I bet hermits are going to come in and troll this.
#5 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -
I don't get how you can go to jail for playing Tetris on your mobile phone on a plane.
#6 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
How come they said Half Life is the highest selling game of all time with over 8 million units sold when they said earlier that Halo 2 has sold over 9 million units!?
#7 Posted by Giancar (19069 posts) -
very interesting stuff
#8 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
Nice find campzor, pretty interesting stuff.carljohnson3456
Thank you Carljohnson :) Oh and heres a link for anyone that wants it , not that you need it cause i basically put all the records here http://gamers.guinnessworldrecords.com/records.aspx
#9 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
How come they said Half Life is the highest selling game of all time with over 8 million units sold when they said earlier that Halo 2 has sold over 9 million units!?DeathScape666
ON PC , + sequels and expansions , 16 mill or something
#10 Posted by dotWithShoes (4859 posts) -
How come they said Half Life is the highest selling game of all time with over 8 million units sold when they said earlier that Halo 2 has sold over 9 million units!?DeathScape666
Because you didn't read.. :) Best selling Xbox game, best selling PC game.. Duh :) And SMB isn't the best selling Nintendo title.. Wii Sports is.
#11 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
[QUOTE="DeathScape666"]How come they said Half Life is the highest selling game of all time with over 8 million units sold when they said earlier that Halo 2 has sold over 9 million units!?dotWithShoes
Because you didn't read.. :) Best selling Xbox game, best selling PC game.. Duh :) And SMB isn't the best selling Nintendo title.. Wii Sports is.

"Half Life has sold over 8 million copies worldwide making it the best-selling first-person shooter of all time."
#12 Posted by rockguy92 (21559 posts) -
Cool stuff.
#13 Posted by one_on_one (2368 posts) -
Very nice. I also noticed that the Xbox 360 is the only current gen console with Guinness World breaking Records.
#14 Posted by gamer-adam1 (4188 posts) -

I don't get how you can go to jail for playing Tetris on your mobile phone on a plane.siLVURcross

ur not allowed to use cellphones on airplanes, cause they could mess with the electronics, which was proven false by the mythbusters :)

#15 Posted by 110million (14910 posts) -
Wow, I didn't think it could be factually wrong.. Metal Gear on NES? ugh.
#16 Posted by coolmonkeykid (3270 posts) -
"Shen Mue on the Dreamcast was the most expensive game ever to develop at $70 million." lol
#17 Posted by dotWithShoes (4859 posts) -
Wow, I didn't think it could be factually wrong.. Metal Gear on NES? ugh.110million
So you make a statement without the facts to back up what you dislike?
#18 Posted by SaintJimmmy (2815 posts) -
Great find it was an intresting read =D
#19 Posted by glez13 (8876 posts) -
Wasn't there an article here on GS (or a thread with a link) that said that Wii Sports beated Super Mario Bros. as the best selling game of all time? (even tought both are bundled games)
#20 Posted by habkeinbock (1189 posts) -
the best stealth games ever made is this !
#21 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
Very nice. I also noticed that the Xbox 360 is the only current gen console with Guinness World breaking Records.one_on_one
nintendo to if u count 'wii sports' overtaking super mario ( did that happen at the start of this year? could explain why not on the list)
#22 Posted by habkeinbock (1189 posts) -

Very nice. I also noticed that the Xbox 360 is the only current gen console with Guinness World breaking Records.one_on_one

did you also noticed that records like ...

"BIGGEST-SELLING GAME ON THE XBOX" cant be beaten by nintendo or sony ? or..

LARGEST LICENSED SOUNDTRACK INCLUDED IN A RACING GAME is stupit course you can make that for every genre ? or...

LARGEST WATER BALLOON FIGHT have nothing too do with the 360 ?

some records are just stupid;)

i have a good one

best selling babyz game using motion controls made by ubisoft on the wii for 30$ in the first 24 hours EVER !!!

#23 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="one_on_one"]Very nice. I also noticed that the Xbox 360 is the only current gen console with Guinness World breaking Records.habkeinbock

did you also noticed that records like ...

"BIGGEST-SELLING GAME ON THE XBOX" cant be beaten by nintendo or sony ? or..

LARGEST LICENSED SOUNDTRACK INCLUDED IN A RACING GAME is stupit course you can make that for every genre ? or...

LARGEST WATER BALLOON FIGHT have nothing too do with the 360 ?

some records are just stupid;)

i have a good one

best selling babyz game using motion controls made by ubisoft on the wii for 30$ in the first 24 hours EVER !!!

Yes some are stupid , especially the water balloon fight one..
#24 Posted by bez2083 (4624 posts) -
I didn't even know they made an Alone In The Dark movie. Why?!
#25 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
I didn't even know they made an Alone In The Dark movie. Why?!bez2083
Uwe boll thats why! i never heard of it either so it probably ******
#26 Posted by MetroidPrimePwn (12399 posts) -

"Shen Mue on the Dreamcast was the most expensive game ever to develop at $70 million." lolcoolmonkeykid

Yep. Every single DreamCast owner would've had to have bought the game twice for it to have made a profit.

#27 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Wow even guiness cant get simple facts right. Metal Gear was not the first stealth game. Sheesh cant they even use wikipedia. Meh
#28 Posted by carljohnson3456 (12393 posts) -
Just for the record... didnt GTAIV cost $100,000,000 to make... breaking that Dreamcast record???
#29 Posted by GranReyUno (1542 posts) -
There are some nice and weird records listed. Good find by the way.
#30 Posted by AAllxxjjnn (19988 posts) -
Metal Gear wasn't the first stealth game....
#31 Posted by Guyper (3878 posts) -
Now, if Halo was only released on PC, could it have broken Half-Life selling record?
#32 Posted by jaisimar_chelse (1931 posts) -
[QUOTE="dotWithShoes"][QUOTE="DeathScape666"]How come they said Half Life is the highest selling game of all time with over 8 million units sold when they said earlier that Halo 2 has sold over 9 million units!?DeathScape666
Because you didn't read.. :) Best selling Xbox game, best selling PC game.. Duh :) And SMB isn't the best selling Nintendo title.. Wii Sports is.

"Half Life has sold over 8 million copies worldwide making it the best-selling first-person shooter of all time."

notice the PC GAMING RECORDS written above it....
#33 Posted by -DrRobotnik- (5463 posts) -
Im pretty sure San Andreas was stripped of the "fastest selling game in Britain" crown, but i cant remember by which game:? Was it the latest WoW expansion or something?
#34 Posted by TreyoftheDead (7982 posts) -

I came into this thread expecting this guy. :P

#35 Posted by rybe1025 (6362 posts) -
WTG to the 360 breaking a few records. Not shocked at all though that the PS3 did not have any.
#36 Posted by BTBAM127 (2522 posts) -

I don't get how you can go to jail for playing Tetris on your mobile phone on a plane.siLVURcross

probably because you are not suppose to use cell phones on a plane, or they thought he was texting or making a call or something