Guinness Showers Apple with World Records for the iPhone 4 and App Store

The iPhone has been a truly path-breaking device which has changed the face of the mobile industry in the last 4 years. While everyone already knows how revolutionary and ‘magical’ the iPhone 4 has been, today, Guinness made it official.

Apple has featured quite prominently in the new Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition, with four world records. Here is a list of all the world records by Apple:

Fastest-Selling Portable Gaming System – iPhone 4

Though it’s a smartphone, the iPhone 4 also doubles up as a portable gaming system. The iPhone 4 sold approximately 1.5 million units in the first day of its launch, making it the fast-selling portable gaming device in history.

Most Popular Application Marketplace – Apple App Store

This is another no-brainer. The Apple App Store is the most popular application store, way ahead of its competition. It has seen almost 6.5 billion downloads in 3 years, with over 260,000 apps and games.

Though it may soon be surpassed by the Android Market in terms of the numbers of apps, it will be the most lucrative application marketplace for developers for years to come.

Largest Downloadable Video Game Store – Apple App Store

The App Store takes yet another record. It has 37,362 games available for download, making it the world’s largest downloadable video game store. Steam offers 1,100 games, Xbox Live Indie Arcade offers about 1,300 and the Wii Store offers 576. The App Store wins by a huge margin.

Largest Launch Line-up of Any Gaming System – Apple App Store

At launch, it had about 145 games, which was the largest launch line-up of any gaming system.

Here’s what Gaz Deaves, Guinness World Records Gaming Editor, had to say “The release of the iPhone has not just changed the mobile industry, but the video game world too. 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.”

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