The best-selling videogame that was initially developed by game design students is De Blob (Blue Tongue, 2008), which has sold over 800,000 units as of August 2010. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
With estimated global sales of over 1.2 million, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is the DS platform’s top-selling strategy RPG Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer”s Edition 2010
The best-selling trading card game is Yu-Gi-Oh! by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Japan), which has sold 25,175,567,833 cards globally since 1999 as of 31 March 2011. Yu-Gi-Oh! is based on the comic books and animated TV series by artist Kazuki Takahashi (Japan).
With over 201 million copies sold, the Super Mario series is the best-selling gaming franchise in history – across all genres. While the last 28 years have seen the intrepid Mario engaging in a wide variety of activities – including role-playing, medicine and several sports – the series remains firmly rooted in the 2D platforming that first brought it success with the original Donkey Kong in 1981. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2010
The best-selling female videogame character is Lara Croft, star of the Tomb Raider games, who has sold a total of over 28 million units since her debut in 1995. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011 Lara has also appeared in adverts for soft drinks and cars.
The Black Eyed Peas’ (USA) recording of “I Gotta Feeling” was the first track to sell over one million downloads in the UK, reaching the landmark in June 2010.
Rock Choir (UK), who reached the UK album Top 20 on 17 July 2010 with Rock Choir Vol.1, have a reported 4,500 members, 1,000 of whom contributed vocals to the album.
The best-selling game on the Xbox Live Indie downloadable game store is I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 (James Silva, 2009), which has sold 319,800 copies as of September 2010. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011
The fastest 10 metre spider walk was 7.13 seconds and was achieved by Antonio Spoto (Italy) aka Anuk on the set of ‘Guinness World Records’, Madrid, Spain, on 9 January 2009. This record was a head to head with Victor Ortiz (Spain) managing to break Spoto’s old record by completing the 10 metres in 9.66 seconds.
On 19 May 1997 Murphy, an Australian Army donkey, was posthumously awarded the RSPCA Australia Purple Cross, an award for animal bravery, at the Australian War Memorial on behalf of all donkeys that had served in the 1915–16 Gallipoli campaign. During the abortive offensive in the Dardanelles in 1915–16 Murphy carried the wounded from the front on a perilous journey down the exposed rocky gullies to reach field hospitals. Murphy was trained by 22-year old stretcher bearer John Simpson Kirkpatrick to carry his wounded victim Continue reading →