In caz ca nu stiati, Cartea Recordurilor sau Guinness World Records are o sectiune dedicata jocurilor iar in editia de anul acesta iPhone-ul si AppStore intra oficial in istorie. Editorul versiunii pentru gameri a Guinness World Records a hotarat ca in 2011 sa mentioneze cateva recorduri doborate de iPhone si AppStore, insa nu vorbim despre lucruri recente ci despre evenimente ce s-au petrecut de la lansarea iPhone/AppStore-ului si pana acum. Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition se numeste editia in care veti gasi aceste recorduri si mai jos aveti mentiunile facute :
Largest Launch Line-up of Any Gaming System – When the Apple store launched on July 10, 2008, it featured over 500 apps including 145 games. For folks who remember the PS3 launch, there were less than 30 titles. – Cel mai mare numar de aplicatii disponibile la lansarea unui magazin online de aplicatii. In 10 iulie 2008 AppStore-ul a fost lansat cu peste 500 de aplicatii dintre care 145 erau jocuri.
Fastest-Selling Portable Gaming System – The iPhone 4 is estimated to have sold 1.5 million units on the first day it was available, compared to 200,000 PSP units sold on launch date. – Cel mai bine vandut sistem portabil pentru gaming si aici vorbim de iPhone 4 care este considerat de ei ca fiind un asemenea dispozitiv. Ei compara cele 1.5 milioane de comenzi pentru iPhone 4 cu cele doar 200.000 comenzi pentru PSP.
Largest Downloadable Video Game Store – There are over 37,000 games available in the App Store. There are 1300 Xbox Live Arcade titles and about 600 Wii titles available for download. – Cel mai mare magazin cu jocuri disponibile pentru download. Guinness spune ca sunt peste 37.000 jocuri disponibile in AppStore comparand cifrele cu statistica din Xbox Live Arcade unde sunt 1300 jocuri plus inca 600 pentru Wii.
Top Paid-For App Store Game in Most Countries – Angry Birds has been recognized as the top paid-for game in Apple’s App Store in 67 territories worldwide and has sold over 6.5 million copies. – Cel mai bine vandut joc in cele mai multe tari unde exista AppStore si aici Angry Birds castiga premiul pentru ca a fost pe locul 1 in topul celor mai cumparate aplicatii din 67 de AppStore-uri si a inregistrat 6.5 milioane de vanzari.
Fastest-Selling iPhone/iPod Strategy Game – Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap, 2010): With more than 300,000 paid downloads in its first nine days on sale in February 2010, PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies for the iPhone and iPod Touch is the highest-grossing strategy game launch in the history of Apple’s App Store. Despite retailing at a pocket-money price of just $2.99, the tower defense title generated a cool $1 million for PopCap in a little more than a week. – Jocul care s-a vandut cel mai rapid, Plants vs Zombies care a inregistrat peste 300.000 achizitii in doar 9 zile de la publicare.
Desi mi se par putin fortate comparatiile lor, iata ca iPhone si AppStore intra in cartea recordurilor. Ce v-am prezentat eu aici reprezinta doar cateva dintre cele mai importante recorduri, mai jos aveti restul.
Most Popular Application Marketplace - Apple App Store: With over 6.5 billion downloads since its launch in July 2008, the Apple App Store is the most popular downloadable app service in the world. As of September 2010 it hosts 259,470 apps for purchase of free download (a further 50,000 apps that were once available through the service have been discontinued). Of the apps currently available, 61 are flatulence simulators, a genre that includes such masterpieces as Fart Machine, Fart Ocarina and iFart – Epic Rip Edition.
Most Popular iPhone Game Series – Tap Tap Revenge (Tapulous, 2008): The Tap Tap Revenge series of music rhythm games is the most popular in App Store history, having been downloaded more than 15 million times since the first game in the series was released in July 2008. Market research firm comScore reports that the games have been installed by 32% of all iPhone/iPad users. Tap Tap Revenge 3, which was released in October 2009, hit #1 in the App Store in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and Netherlands.
First Text Adventure Engine for iPhone – Frotz (Craig Smith, 2008): The precursors to modern graphic adventures, text adventures use many of the same gameplay traditions as their more aesthetically appealing progeny. The first app to allow players to experience these gaming relics on the iPhone was Frotz, release to the App Store on August 11, 2008.
First Physics-Based Puzzle Game on iPhone – Enigmo (Pangea Software, 2008): Announced alongside the App Store at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in 2008, the liquid storage game Enigmo demonstrates how games developers could exploit the iPhone’s multitouch screen.