Microsoft sets Xbox Guinness world record for biggest ever virtual sprint

By Tom Warren, on 26th Apr 11 7:55 pm with 7 Comments

Xbox Guinness World Record

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has set a new Xbox Guinness World record.

The software giant set a second Xbox related Guinness world record this Easter after 10,539 people took part in a virtual sprint. The official Guinness World record is for the “most people running a virtual 100m dash at one time.” Over 10,000 Kinect and Xbox owners took part on April 23, using the Kinect Sports sprint mini-game whilst connected to Xbox LIVE. “A big thank you to everyone that took part in the World Record attempt at the weekend,” said a Microsoft spokesperson on the company’s Facebook page. “We can now announce that Xbox LIVE members across the globe have set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous online 100m sprint! If you’re one of the 10,539 people that took part, you can call yourself a World Record holder!”

Microsoft’s Kinect accessory broke a Guinness World Record earlier this year. Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest-selling consumer electronics device, which sold an average of 133,333 units per day for a total of eight million units in its first 60 days between November 4, 2010 and January 3, 2011. All 10,000 World Record Holders will receive a special Guinness World Records avatar tee.

  • sarkis chamelian

    now imagine if microsoft said that they would be giving away a free game of your choice or microsoft point….I bet EVERYONE who has an XBOX would join in…….maybe next time micorosoft !!

  • Stevejobs

    Awesome! Microsoft dominates!

  • Karl Cramer

    So… When do I get my code for the avatar T-shirt?

    • barrymoves

      been wondering the same thing

    • 8492nd

      same, i still not got it…

  • Anonymous

    Missed it. I read the time wrong. Dang!

  • Irsan S.

    i missed this! … let’s do it again!!!