Guinness World Records’ gaming editor, Gaz Deaves has released a list of newly awarded records. As the LA Times reports:
The iPhone 4 was named the fastest-selling portable gaming system by Guinness after selling an estimated 1.5 million handsets on the first day it was released on June 24, 2010.
Guinness also said Apple’s App Store is the most popular application marketplace:
“With over 6.5 billion downloads since its launch in July 2008, the Apple App Store is the most popular downloadable app service in the world,” the world-record-tracking organization said.
About 259,470 apps were available for purchase or free download as of September 2010, while about 50,000 other apps that were once available in the App Store have been discontinued, Guinness said.
The App Store is also the largest downloadable video game store, with about 37,362 games available for download as of last September, Guinness said.
The App Store was also given a world record for the largest launch lineup of any gaming system with more than 145 games available on July 10, 2008.
Angry birds and other games have their own shares too:
Angry Birds was recognized at the top paid-for App Store game in most countries, having sold more than 6.5 million downloads of the iOS version of the game since it was first released in December 2009.
The Tap Tap Revenge game series, from game developer Tapulous, was cited as the most popular game series in App Store history, “having been downloaded more than 15 million times since the first game in the series was released in July 2008,” Guinness said. “Market research firm ComScore reports that the games have been installed by 32% of all iPhone/iPad users.”