E3 2015: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Sets Guinness World Record

E3 2015: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Sets Guinness World Record

by June 17, 2015

Fastest Game To Raise $1,000,000

Even more evidence at the large interest in a third Shenmue has been given.

The game’s Kickstarter has set a new Guinness World Record, becoming the fastest video game to raise a million in pledges on a crowdfunding platform.

The much-anticipated instalment in the landmark RPG series took just 1 hour 42 minutes to reach the milestone on Kickstarter, smashing the previous record of 6 hours 5 minutes set by Torment: Tides of Numenera in 2013.

If you thought it was the fastest Kickstarter project overall, however, you’re close. It’s runner-up:

It also becomes the second fastest Kickstarter project overall, sitting behind the Pebble Watch smartwatch, which took only 46 minutes to raise $1 million in February 2015.

With the Kickstarter now surpassing three million and Sony’s confirmation of support it is safe to say that the game will be happening.