Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pac-Man, The Worlds Most Recognizable Game Personality Is.....

As revealed to me at 9:00 this evening, Pac-Man has now been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recognizable gaming character in history.  So yes, that means he's above the Mario Bros, which shocked the hell out of me!  I would have thought Mario and Luigi would have taken that trophy.  But it does make sense, Pac-man has been around sense before I knew I was cool enough to play video games.  It has transcended beyond anything most people could imagine.  Pac-Man has a huge cult following and rightfully deserves this "Most Recognizable" award.

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Other awards were as follows....

Biggest Selling Video Game of All Time: Wii Sports, with over 46 million sold
Highest Grossing Video Arcade of All Time: NBA Jam, making $1 billion in its first year

Longest Time Spent Playing an MMORPG:  Sara Lhadi logged 16,799 hours grinding away in  Runescape between November 2004 and October 2009 (I guess she hasn't stopped). That's nearly 700 days, which is nearly two solid years of game time! Also, that averages out to 9 hours 20 minutes a day

Largest Collection of Pokemon Memorabilia: 12,113 unique Poke-things make up UK-resident, Lisa Courtney's real life Pokedex.
Most Popular Puzzle Game of the Century: This one goes to Bejeweled, which is likely sitting in your pocket as we speak. The game accounts for about one-third of PopCap's 1 billion game downloads.
Most Recognizable Video Game Character:  Pac-Man. 94 percent of American consumers recognize the pellet-gobbler, edging out Nintendo's plumber by just one percent.
Number 1 Video Game Series (As Voted By Readers): Halo

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