The Apple iPhone and App Store were recently added to the Guinness Book of World Records in a new 2011 Gamer’s Edition. iPhone 4 is added as the fastest selling portable gaming system and the Apple App Store was given the title of most popular application marketplace, the largest downloadable video game store and the largest lineup of any gaming system.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Apple sold 1.5 million iPhone 4 units on the 1st day of availability, this earns apple as the fastest selling portable gaming system in history. This records is compared to that of Sony which sold 200,000 PlayStation Portables on launch day in 2005 and Nintendo which took a week to move its first 500,000 units. Incredible performance.
In regards to the title of “The Most Popular Application Marketplace”, the Guinness Book of World Records cited Apple’s 6.5 billion app downloads as proof that the Apple App Store is the world’s most popular application market place.
In addition, other notable records included the following:
- Angry Birds being named Top Paid-For App Store Game in Most Countries
- Plants vs. Zombies being named the Fastest-Selling iPhone/iPod Strategy Game
- Tap Tap Revenge being name Most Popular iPhone Game Series.