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Guinness Recognizes PlayStation Accomplishments

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jun 18, 2010 // Sr. Social Media Manager

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Fun Fact: Guinness Breweries started the Book of World Records to settle pub arguments over the biggest, fastest, and best milestones in the world.

Fast forward half a century, and Guinness World Records now not only publishes the book that you probably own, but also annually produces the Gamer’s Edition; a records book devoted games and gaming-related achievements (high scores, etc). That brings us to E3 2010, where the Guinness folks dropped by our booth to recognize a trio of PlayStation milestones.

Scott Rohde, Vice President of Worldwide Studios, North America, accepted records for LittleBigPlanet with the Most User-generated Levels (2,463,073), UNCHARTED 2 as the Best Selling PS3 platform game and MAG for the Most Players in a Console FPS with 256.

Although we’re the recipients of the plaques, none of these records could’ve been set without you, the PlayStation gamer. It’s you who made the levels in LBP, you who bought UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves by the million, and you who make those MAG battles the biggest on a console.

So congratulations! And if a disagreement over PlayStation should ever come up in a pub one evening, remember: you’re now equipped to settle it decisively.

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+ ProjectInfiniti on June 18th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

awesomesauce!


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+ Su2lol on June 18th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Congratulations, I just know your also going to set a few more milestones this year.


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+ Rayne_Storm76 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Now thats awesome guys….Congratulations on the awards. :))) Well deserved no doubt !!!!!!!


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+ GuitarrassDeAmor on June 18th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Cool.


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+ rickelchilango on June 18th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

Very nice!


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+ Naut09 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

Thats great guys, keep up the good work!


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+ lxatruch on June 18th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

hehe awesome!!


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+ tagout on June 18th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

How many copies did Uncharted 2 sold? I can’t believe it outsold MGS4…


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on June 18th, 2010 at 10:30 pm said:

    To clarify: First party.


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+ Stoffinator on June 18th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

Congratulations to Sony and all those teams.


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+ krae_man on June 18th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

When did the Guinnes Book of World Records start selling spots in the book to companies as a form of advertising?

“Uncharted 2 as the best selling PS3 Platform Game?” Seriously? How is that even true? I’m guessing that means exclusive only with a very VERRY narrow time window. Since it isn’t the best selling First party game since launch and Modern Warfare 2 outsold it by miles.

I used to love buying Guinnes books as a kid reading up all the cool records and stuff, not it has become a complete joke.


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+ codename_W on June 18th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

I even heard that uncharted 2 was doing all right but not that great as it should be


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+ bball230 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

Uncharted 2 best selling PS3 Best Selling PS3 platform game? How? MGS4 sold faster as well as having more total sales.


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+ MooCowsRevenge on June 18th, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

@krae_man, I take it you’re a glass-half-empty type.

Anyway, it’s good to see great games further recognized for their accomplishments.


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+ Kchow23 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

Congratz!


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+ YungShep on June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

all I know, not being a fan of modern warfare at all I’m happy to see M.A.G. Receive national recognition for such an accomplishment, I remember last year when boys were saying our ps3 would crash for such an attempt, but Zipper made it happen, and I’m still supporting M.A.G WITH MY ANTI MW campaign! FOREVER EXCLUSIVES!!!


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+ LokeSTL on June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

Speeking of the 256 players in per game in MAG. Would you guys mind ADVERTISING for it so that we don’t have to wait so long in the queues? How about posting here on the blog when they have events like double XP? Missed it last time because I was under the delusion that you guys would cover such important news since you did it for the 3rd party MW2. Seriously, throw some support behind this awesome exclusive game.


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+ djdeath2009 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:27 pm said:

so does this mean that the Sony CEO is going to get in an argument in a pub with the Microsoft CEO and use this against him? i’d love to see that on youtube


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+ BlazeKush420 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm said:

Oh yeaaaaaa.
Killzone 2 should be there for best selling FPS. But people are to blind to see whats good and it still sold good but could have been better


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+ YungShep on June 18th, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

KEVIN BUTLER, I SEE A SUBLIMINAL JAB @ MICROSOFT COMING!


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+ jwood87 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:33 pm said:

Congratulations! What are the sales figures for Uncharted 2?


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+ Eule_Colla on June 18th, 2010 at 1:49 pm said:

Congrats!


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+ NEJI64 on June 18th, 2010 at 1:57 pm said:

@18Blazekush420 M.A.G not up there for best selling FPS. Its up there for most players in a FPS on a console.


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+ WindedHero on June 18th, 2010 at 2:01 pm said:

Guinness Brewery? Odd… o_0


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+ dono_1994 on June 18th, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

wow and i contributed 2 all 3 of those milestones lol


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+ cypher1942 on June 18th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

Awesome achievement, er, I mean Trophy! Great job Chad and team!


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+ BeerManMike on June 18th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

Lol, give me an award for being a white male named michael on the PS blog @ 2:17 while at work wearing a dark green shirt and drinking a squirt.

What a joke.


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+ Midgetguy on June 18th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

AWESOME!!!!

That’s great news! I can’t wait to see even more awards in the future (for Playstation of course!)

How about Playstation Home? Or, Heavy Rain! Those HAVE to contain some sort of guinness record somewhere?!


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+ NotoriousGamer on June 18th, 2010 at 2:33 pm said:

How much did Uncharted 2 sell worldwide?


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+ MarinoBrea on June 18th, 2010 at 2:33 pm said:

@beermmanmike

Ask one for me too while you’re at it.

And how exactly is Uncharted 2 the best-selling PS3 game? Don’t tell me it’s the best-selling exclusive, because it isn’t. Metal Gear Solid 4 is still the best-selling exclusive, and I’m pretty sure Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has sold more than Uncharted 2 still. Hey, even God of War 3 which released a few months back will shortly surpass Uncharted 2 and maybe become the real best-selling PS3 game!

Lame awards if you ask me, but hey every little bit helps! Still, I’d really like to know how are they awarding Uncharted 2 this record, it’s just not true.


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+ berzirk on June 18th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

Uh…congrats and all, but these are very “interesting” records. This is like boasting “most times the words ‘Master Chief’ have been said in a game”, and “game series with the most Italian Plumbers”. (Please God, don’t let either of those be actual Guiness records).


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+ sniped-much on June 18th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

Sweeeeeeet Get your Portable ID!


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+ Jeigh on June 18th, 2010 at 2:48 pm said:

Awesomesauce. And You’re Welcome. =)


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+ Brextor72 on June 18th, 2010 at 2:52 pm said:

Hey, idiots who are complaining that Uncharted 2 isn’t the best selling game. They said it was the best selling PLATFORM game. Which means overcoming obstacles and such! Gosh, you illiterate fools!


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+ mew_frenger on June 18th, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

PURE WIN


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+ Ozmafire101 on June 18th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

thats what i call LEGIT!


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+ zekececil14 on June 18th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

Good Job Guys!!! ! Please keep ‘em coming, i see you with the record for FIRST 3D CAPABLE GAMING SYSTEM, and I know that LittleBigPlanet”s record will never be broken!!!!!!!!!


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+ perrandy on June 18th, 2010 at 3:28 pm said:

congrats!


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+ tropicalskin on June 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

Congratulations to all !!


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+ deafwing on June 18th, 2010 at 3:46 pm said:

CONGRATS .. pass me a pint of guinness.


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+ Darth-Krayt on June 18th, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

This is cool, but as some people have already pointed out, MGS4 and GT5P are the best selling PS3 exclusives as far as I know. Didn’t Uncharted 2 just recently pass 2 million? And didn’t MGS4 sell about 5 million? And GT5P 4 million?


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+ MarinoBrea on June 18th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

@Brextor72

You know, idiot, that makes the award even more idiotic. What’s next? are they gonna award LAIR the best-selling Dragon-shooter game on the PS3? LOL. And Platform game? Uncharted is a shooter-adventure, action adventure or anything along those lines, I dare you to ask around and do some googling, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many sources that categorize Uncharted as a “platformER” (the proper term, actually, platformer). A platform game is Little Big Planet, and that’s the best-selling platform game on the PS3, not any other, Uncharted 2 out of the question.


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+ ThaddeusK on June 18th, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:

Think they meant platform game as in the genre? Since it kinda is a platformer, with all the jumping and climbing you do.

And Uncharted 2 should have gotten the record for most Game of the Year awards ever, with 100 different media outlets naming it GotY.


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+ ADR143 on June 18th, 2010 at 6:02 pm said:

congrats


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+ UncleDrunk on June 18th, 2010 at 6:04 pm said:

MMMMM!!!! Guinness!!!!


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+ Permafry_42 on June 18th, 2010 at 6:12 pm said:

i don’t think lbp has the most ammount of ug levels…

*cough*garry’s mod, half-life mods, doom mods, etc.*cough*


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+ mikedo2007 on June 18th, 2010 at 7:09 pm said:

Congratulation, Sony for this accomplishments. I’m proud of you for this. I will supoort your product all the way.


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+ Lord_Ka1n on June 18th, 2010 at 7:53 pm said:

sweet. i wonder what records the 360 has.

“least good exclusive games on a console.”
“highest failure rate for a video game system.”
“loudest video game system.”


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+ VenomUK on June 19th, 2010 at 12:31 am said:

The title of the book should be spelt > Gamers’ < Edition.
That way it signifies belonging to many gamers.


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+ SHDOWLEN on June 19th, 2010 at 7:07 am said:

Congratulations, and I for one was glad to help.


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+ Raydoc98 on June 19th, 2010 at 9:05 am said:

Go LBP best PS3 game ever.


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