Guinness World Records Introduces Inaugural Gamer’s Edition

January 28, 2008

Guinness World Records Introduces Inaugural
Gamer’s Edition

For the first time in history, Guinness World
Records offers the definitive guide to all gaming records, facts and figures in
Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008

Hitting store shelves in the US on March 11th,
the Gamer’s Edition announces new records such as: Halo 3 as the Highest
Grossing Game In One Day generating $170 million worth of first day sales in the
U.S. alone and Fastest Completion Time For A Game Of Super Mario Bros., an
astounding five minutes flat. Quiz masters will also enjoy video game trivia
such as Faiz Chopdat who served the Longest Prison Sentence For Playing A
Computer Game after refusing to turn off his Tetris game while aboard an
airplane — and Grand Theft Auto III, which holds a record for having the Most
Guest Stars in a Video Game, including Samuel Jackson, Ray Liotta and Dennis
Hopper.

So why has Guinness World Records, the world’s
best selling copyrighted book, expanded into the world of gaming? The answer is
simple; because the gaming industry is too big to be contained in just a few
pages of the annual book. As gaming records are one of the largest sections in
the Guinness World Records database it only made sense to create the Gamer’s
Edition to highlight the amazing facts and figures that have made the gaming
industry what it is today.

Bursting with new records, high score statistics
and fascinating facts the all-new Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008
is an avid gamer’s ultimate companion.