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Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition is a record book made by Guinness World Records. The book contains video game-related records, trivia, and countdowns.

Sonic-related text

2008 edition

2009 edition

2010 edition

  • Page 96: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is placed 2nd on the list of "ten 2D platformers you should play".
  • Page 97: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the best-selling game on any SEGA platform; 50 million unit sales have been made by "SEGA's long-running and ever-popular Sonic the Hedgehog series."
  • Page 191: the Sonic the Hedgehog series is placed 15th in the Top 50 Video Game Series.
  • Page 206: the Summer of Sonic convention is mentioned; according to "a number of polls", Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most recognizable of all video game characters; records for Sonic Rush and Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).
  • Page 207: records for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

2011 edition

  • Sonic placed tenth in the list of the Top 50 Video Game Characters, based on a poll of over 13,000 readers.[7]

2012 edition

2013 edition

  • The event Summer of Sonic was recognized as the first official fan convention for a video game character.[8]

2015 edition

  • Page 25: Charles Griffin holds the record of fastest completion of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, being at 15 min 5 sec on 1 August 2008.
  • Page 122-123: The Sonic the Hedgehog series is listed #19 in the Countdown of Top 50 game franchises of all time by the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition Readers.
  • Page 122: Sonic the Hedgehog had excess sales of 13 million across Sega consoles from the Sega Mega Drive and onwards.
  • Page 122: Sonic himself debuted as the first video game character in Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade on 1993.
  • Page 122: Mike "Mike89" McKenzie holds the record of fastest completion of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, being at 15 min 18 sec on 4 December 2013. He has beat his own record by almost a minute.
  • Page 122: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is the best-selling gaming cross-over, having global sales of 12.99 million as of 31 July 2014.
  • Page 122: Shawn Alvarez holds the fastest record of Skeleton Run on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, being at 65.05 sec on 16 February 2014.
  • Page 123: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is the first Wii U game and the first Sonic game to use the CryEngine game engine.
  • Page 123: Sonic Boom is the first CG-animated Sonic the Hedgehog TV series.
  • Page 123: "becky--jay" holds the record with the most game points on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, being 1,679.
  • Page 123: Sonic Adventure 2 was the first Sonic game for a third-party platform that being the Nintendo Gamecube under the title Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
  • Page 123: Carlos Johnson ("DarkspinesSonic") holds the record for any-percentage speed-run record for Sonic Lost World, being 1 hr 9 min 34 sec on 22 May 2014.



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