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Guinness Recognizes PlayStation Accomplishments

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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 said:

June 18th, 1:04 pm


Su2lol said:

June 18th, 1:06 pm

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

Rayne_Storm76 said:

June 18th, 1:06 pm

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

GuitarrassDeAmor said:

June 18th, 1:06 pm


rickelchilango said:

June 18th, 1:07 pm

Very nice!

Naut09 said:

June 18th, 1:09 pm

Thats great guys, keep up the good work!

lxatruch said:

June 18th, 1:14 pm

hehe awesome!!

tagout said:

June 18th, 1:15 pm

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

Stoffinator said:

June 18th, 1:15 pm

Congratulations to Sony and all those teams.

krae_man said:

June 18th, 1:19 pm

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.

codename_W said:

June 18th, 1:21 pm

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

bball230 said:

June 18th, 1:24 pm

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

MooCowsRevenge said:

June 18th, 1:25 pm

@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.

Kchow23 said:

June 18th, 1:26 pm


YungShep said:

June 18th, 1:26 pm

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!!!

LokeSTL said:

June 18th, 1:26 pm

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.

djdeath2009 said:

June 18th, 1:27 pm

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

BlazeKush420 said:

June 18th, 1:29 pm

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

YungShep said:

June 18th, 1:31 pm


jwood87 said:

June 18th, 1:33 pm

Congratulations! What are the sales figures for Uncharted 2?

Eule_Colla said:

June 18th, 1:49 pm


NEJI64 said:

June 18th, 1:57 pm

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

WindedHero said:

June 18th, 2:01 pm

Guinness Brewery? Odd… o_0

dono_1994 said:

June 18th, 2:04 pm

wow and i contributed 2 all 3 of those milestones lol

cypher1942 said:

June 18th, 2:12 pm

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

BeerManMike said:

June 18th, 2:18 pm

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.

Midgetguy said:

June 18th, 2:31 pm


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?!

NotoriousGamer said:

June 18th, 2:33 pm

How much did Uncharted 2 sell worldwide?

MarinoBrea said:

June 18th, 2:33 pm


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.

berzirk said:

June 18th, 2:40 pm

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).

sniped-much said:

June 18th, 2:41 pm

Jeigh said:

June 18th, 2:48 pm

Awesomesauce. And You’re Welcome. =)

Brextor72 said:

June 18th, 2:52 pm

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!

mew_frenger said:

June 18th, 3:14 pm


Ozmafire101 said:

June 18th, 3:17 pm

thats what i call LEGIT!

zekececil14 said:

June 18th, 3:23 pm

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!!!!!!!!!

perrandy said:

June 18th, 3:28 pm


tropicalskin said:

June 18th, 3:46 pm

Congratulations to all !!

deafwing said:

June 18th, 3:46 pm

CONGRATS .. pass me a pint of guinness.

Darth-Krayt said:

June 18th, 4:00 pm

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?

MarinoBrea said:

June 18th, 4:55 pm


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.

ThaddeusK said:

June 18th, 5:08 pm

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.

ADR143 said:

June 18th, 6:02 pm


UncleDrunk said:

June 18th, 6:04 pm

MMMMM!!!! Guinness!!!!

Permafry_42 said:

June 18th, 6:12 pm

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

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

mikedo2007 said:

June 18th, 7:09 pm

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

Lord_Ka1n said:

June 18th, 7:53 pm

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.”

VenomUK said:

June 19th, 12:31 am

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


June 19th, 7:07 am

Congratulations, and I for one was glad to help.

Raydoc98 said:

June 19th, 9:05 am

Go LBP best PS3 game ever.

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