SCEA hosted a three-day celebration in New York City for LittleBigPlanet 2 in an effort to set five Guinness World Records, and apparently the efforts of all involved paid off.
Starting on Monday, January 17 and ending at 6:00pm EST tonight, fans of LBP2 took over the PlayStation Lounge at the NYC Sony Style store to set the aforementioned records.
Records set included: "Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2," "Longest marathon playing a platform video game," "Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours," "Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours," and "Most user-generated video game levels played in a video game marathon."
Gamers who headlined the run were: David Dino (PSN ID: Gevurah22), Sean Crowley (PSN ID: Jaeyden), and Lauren Guiliano (PSN ID: Lugey). Various developers, supporters and other LBP fans got to take turns in the fourth chair to help the players along.
"We'd like to congratulate the dedicated group of gamers and the entire LittleBigPlanet 2 team on setting five new Guinness World Records, an impressive accomplishment in such a short period of time," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of Product Marketing, SCEA. "With LittleBigPlanet 2 releasing this week, it's fantastic to see so many fans embrace this launch, which continues to illustrate the endless fun that this title provides for fans and newcomers, as well as the entire family."
In addition to these records, LittleBigPlanet 2 was also recognized for the following Guinness World Records: "Most gaming genres in one video game" and "Most player-created levels in one video game."
This record setting event also commemorates the release of the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition, which will be available January 20th for $14.99.
Sony has a live stream up of the event over on the US PS Blog.