The Guinness World Records is at it again, dealing out awards for various unusual feats. No category or industry sector is left untouched, with one of the previous awards going to Kinect as the fastest selling consumer electronics device. Today, new awards go out to Apple’s iPhone 4, the Apple App Store, and even Angry Birds.
The iPhone 4 has been named as the fastest-selling portable gaming system, after an estimated 1.5 million iPhone 4 handsets were sold on the first day of release back on June 24, 2010. In comparison, the PSP only sol 200,000 units on its launch date in 2005, and the DS took two weeks to move 500,000 units after its launch in 2004. However, neither of those devices functioned also as a smartphone, those this award’s a bit of a stretch.
Nonetheless, the Guinness guys move on to award Apple’s App Store with more than one title including being the most popular application marketplace, the largest downloadable video game store, and having had the largest launch lineup of any gaming system. The App Store has had over 6.5 billion downloads since its launch in July 2008. It also had about 37,362 games available since last September.
This next one about Angry Birds, isn’t too surprising considering how every time a new platform update launches, one of the primary concerns is whether or not Angry Birds will work on it and if new exclusive levels will be added. Angry Birds was awarded as the top paid-for App Store game in most countries, with over 6.5 million downloads of the iOS version since it was released in December 2009.
[via LA Times Blog]