Yu-Gi-Oh! Sets Guinness Record with 25.1 Billion+ Cards
posted on by Egan Loo
The game maker Konami announced on Tuesday that Guinness World Records has recognized Yu-Gi-Oh! as the best-selling trading card game to date with over 25,175,567,833 cards sold as of March 31, 2011. The card franchise beat its own record of 22,587,728,173 cards, set in 2009 (the 10th anniversary of the card franchise).
Kazuki Takahashi drew the original manga from 1996 to 2004, and it spawned an ongoing anime franchise in addition to the cards. The card game first shipped in 1999 and eventually spread to over 45 countries in North America, Europe, and elsewhere. Konami had first applied for the record back in 2006, when "only" 15.8 billion cards had been sold.
In Japan, the new anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal premiered in April, and Konami launched the accompanying Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Official Card Game in March. It also plans to spread the new card series throughout the world.
Source: Sankei News
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