Apple's iPhone 4 and App Store set multiple Guinness World Records

by Knowlton Thomas | Apple

If you haven't heard, this will further polarize Apple's public perception: its iPhone 4 and App Store are setting Guinness World Records.

The iPhone 4 has left Nintendo's DS portables and Sony's PSP in the dust, setting the world record for "Fastest-Selling Portable Gaming System" with 1.5 million first-day units sold—thrice what the DS sold in its first week.

"The release of the iPhone has not just changed the mobile industry, but the video game world too," says Gaz Deaves, Guinness World Records Gaming Editor.


Meanwhile, Apple's App Store has set not one, not two, but three records: "Most Popular Application Marketplace - Apple App Store" nearly 7 billion total downloads; "Largest Downloadable Video Game Store - Apple App Store" with almost 40,000 games available (compare with Steam's 1,100); and "Largest Launch Line-up of Any Gaming System - Apple App Store" with 500 apps and 150 games on launch day.

"With the never-ending App Store selection and an intuitive device, Apple has created a gigantic new space for itself in the casual games genre that literally brings entertainment to users wherever they may be," Gaz adds.

Many iPhone 4 games set records too, including Angry Birds, Plants Vs Zombies, Tap Tap Revenge, Frotz, and Enigmo.

I wonder what records the iPad will set for Guinness in 2012?

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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