Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition Arrives
Think you're the authority on video game statistics? You'll need to brush up on the latest and greatest by picking up this year's edition of the Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition.
Sold and distributed by Brady Games, it officially released yesterday and sells for $14.99 in the U.S.; for UK gamers, they can snag it on January 21 for the price of 15.00 pounds Sterling. This is the third book in the gamer series and it includes records like the Most Popular Video Game Series of All Time (this is Halo, by the way) and plenty of records ranging from old-school classic gaming to the best-selling titles of 2009. The Best Selling Video Game Series of All Time remains Super Mario Bros. (over 201 million copies sold across all genres and platforms), NBA Jam is The Highest Grossing Video Arcade of All Time (earning over $1 billion in its first year of release), and a truly nutty one: Longest Time Spent Playing an MMORPG. Sara Lhadi spent 16,799 hours playing Runescape between November 2004 and October 2009 and if you're wondering, that averages out to about 9 hours and 20 minutes of play time every day for the 5-year span. ...what?!
This new Guinness Gamer's Edition also features a new format, as it no longer presents the information in a game-by-game structure. This time, everything is separated out into genre and sub-genre, which allowed the editors "to pick only the strongest and most relevant records in each topic area." Said Guinness World Records Gaming Editor, Gaz Deaves:
"With huge game releases, big announcements and long-standing records broken, this year has been great for gaming. The Gamer's Edition 2010 is all about what's great in videogames right now, and gamers of all ages and abilities will find something amazing in the new book, from the casual to the ultra-hardcore."
So, when are you picking up your copy? You just need it for your collection, even if you're not planning on reading it cover-to-cover. There are some records in there that are just plain...silly.
1/4/2010 9:23:22 PM Ben Dutka