DS Gamers Breaking World Records in London

Originally posted at YourHealthisLow

DS Gamers Breaking World Records in London

Posted by Sharon on May 31, 2010 · Leave a Comment

DS Gamers

Armed with a DS Londoners took to the record books at the May London MCM Expo.

This past weekend London gamers gathered at the Excel to participate in the world’s largest Handheld Game Console Party using their DS consoles.

Beating a 3 year old record of 381 held by Australia, 586 patrons of the London MCM Expo obliterated those numbers over the weekend of May 29-30 1020, which broke a total of 3 records. Along with the largest handheld game console party, the expo shattered records in turnout with 41,000 visitors and subsequently the less popular record of longest line of people ever to enter the show.

Gamespress reports that “The London MCM Expo is now the proud holder of two world records, having previously clinched the title of The Largest Gathering of People in Costumes from a Video Game.”

Damian Field, Guinness World Records’ Official Adjudicator, commented: “It is a tremendous achievement for the MCM Expo to reach a number … smashing the existing world record of … It’s rare for a UK mass participation to reach over 500.”

The London MCM Expo gives fans of all ages the chance to come face-to-face with their favorite film stars and TV personalities; get hands-on with the hottest new games; check out Britain’s biggest anime and manga distributors; watch previews of upcoming movies; catch up with the brightest comic book talent and strut their stuff at our famous cosplay masquerade.

The Expo was held May 29–30 at Excel London E16 1XL and will see future spooktacular dates of October 30-31, 2010. Tickets and further information about the expo are available at www.londonexpo.com

World’s Largest Handheld Game Console Party in London

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About Sharon

Sharon is an artist who freelances in illustration, graphics, and web content. Be sure to follow her on twitter @myasharona and catch her as co-host of podcast The DPOD From The D-Pad.

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