Interactive entertainment is one of the most robust industries on planet Earth, constantly setting the Guinness record bar higher, with numbers that continue to stagger both video game experts and gamers from year to year.
Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, expects console and PC video games combined sales to reach 77 billion this year.
Popular video games in the interactive entertainment industry now hold many Guinness world records. World records you don’t know about that will astound and entertain you.
Below you’ll discover things about Final Fantasy, Mario Kart, Gran Turismo, Minecraft, and the Lego video game franchise you don’t know.
We hope it teaches you a little more about some of the video games you love to play and offers information and facts that will impress friends and fellow gamers.
Final Fantasy World Records
With a popularity that has spawned a television series, a radio station, and Tokyo’s Eorzea Café, the Final Fantasy video game series now holds two Guinness world records.
The most soundtracks by a video game series?
With over 173 popular and entertaining soundtracks in circulation, Final Fantasy is the world record holder in this category.
This roster of soundtracks includes video games in the series up until 2010, but not the Chocobo spin-offs.
What’s the first radio station dedicated to a video game series?
Launched on Nov 17, 2008 by Square Enix and AOL Radio, Final Fantasy Radio was the first station dedicated to playing soundtracks created for a video game.
Featuring 200 popular tracks from one of the most popular video game series in history, Final Fantasy Radio went off-air in 2004, but was reborn in 2006 due to popular demand, under an independent banner.
Gran Turismo World Records
Just seconds ahead of Xbox’s Forza Motorsports series in the driving simulation category, PlayStation’s Gran Turismo currently holds four Guinness world records.
Which is the most expensive virtual car?
With a roster of virtual vehicles designed to turn heads and keep gamers on the edge of their seats, Gran Turismo 6 is a popular title in the series.
The best part is gamers can get the keys to a Jaguar XJ13 Chrome Line playing Gran Turismo 6, now the most expensive virtual car in the world, at just $196 in online microtransactions.
The longest run for a racing video game on top-selling charts?
Gran Turismo 5 spent 155 weeks on VGChartz’s 75 top-selling video game rundown, ending on November 9, 2013.
Just a month later, Gran Turismo 6 would take top spot on VGChartz’s list of top-selling video games.
The most successful virtual-to-reality competition is?
Over 4 million Gran Turismo 6 gamers have take part in the GT Academy competition since its inception in 2008, hoping to land a seat driving a real racing car.
Which is the fastest virtual race car?
The Red Bull X2011 seen in Gran Turismo 5 & 6 features a 1,635 hp engine and can reach a maximum speed of 386 mph (622 kph). Watch this YouTube video of the car at speed.
Lego World Records
First seen in 1932, Lego didn’t debut in video games until 1997, in different genres.
The Lego video game series holds four Guinness world records.
What’s the most prolific video game series based on a toy?
Since first appearing in video games in Lego Island in 1997, there have been 49 Lego video games released, as of June 10, 2014.
The most prolific developer of toy-based video games ever is?
Developer TT Games has released 20 titles under the Lego brand, making it the most prolific developer of video games based on a toy.
What’s the best-selling superhero video game ever made?
Lego Batman: The Videogame sold 12.63 million copies as of June 10, 2014.
What’s the most critically acclaimed video game based on a toy?
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy for the PC, based on the television series, is the highest rated video game based on a toy line.
Which title has the most playable characters in an action/adventure genre video game?
Lego Marvel Super Heroes includes a total of 180 playable characters and over a billion unique characters using the hero customization system included with the title.
Mario Kart World Records
What’s the best-selling racing video game of all time?
Mario Kart Wii sold 34.53 million copies as of July 8, 2014. Making it the biggest selling karting and racing video game of all time.
Minecraft World Records
What’s the largest Indie video gaming convention ever held?
Minecon 2013 was attended by over 7500 fanatical Minecraft gamers in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on 2-13 Nov 2013.
Only 50 gamers showed up for the first Minecon held in 2010, but this number would increase to 4500 fanatical players in 2011, and the rest is history.
What’s the first video game to model a country of the world in full-scale?
During April 2014, the Danish Geodata Agency launched a 1:1 recreation of Denmark in Minecraft, which includes every building and feature of the 43,000 sq km country for players to explore, rendered using around 4 billion blocks.
What’s the most played Xbox Live video game ever?
As of May 2014, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition players had logged around 1.75 billion hours, or 199,772 years playing Minecraft.
What’s the best-selling Xbox Live title ever?
As of April 2014, Minecraft has sold 12.4 million copies of the Xbox 360 Edition.
I hope you have enjoyed the read and the information offered has entertained and taught you things you didn’t know about many of the video games you love to play.
These facts will impress and astound fellow gamers, friends, and family with the trivia you know concerning the video games we love to play.