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The 2010 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition is out, and besides detailing a ton of ridiculous game-related feats, the new edition also names the top 50 video game series of all time. Which franchise grabbed the number one spot. You'll never guess...
Here's the complete list, courtesy of Guinness:
Pro Evolution Soccer (#50)
So, what do you think of the list? Are you surprised that Super Smash Bros. ended up #9, or that FIFA placed higher than Final Fantasy? Maybe your confused that #42 is simply "Tom Clancy's," or that Lego Batman is on the list at all? Unfortunately, you have no one to blame but your fellow gamers: This year Guinness decided the list by polling 13,000 regular gamers, and this is the result. So everybody's happy right?
In addition to the top 50 list, this year's edition also has actual gaming-related records, like the largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters, the youngest professional gamer, and the most kills in Counter-Strike in 12 hours.
For more information on the book, check out the website.
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