Cnet writes: "In a run-up to Sunday's release of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Guinness World Records has published a list of the franchise's achievements."
"All told, Mario's success can't be beaten. According to Guinness, Mario's nearly 30 years of existence has helped him acquire more gaming records than any other character or franchise in the industry."
"The world of gaming was forever changed when Mario made his first appearance in 'Donkey Kong,'" Guinness wrote in a blog post. "Mario is still 'The Godfather' of gaming as the most successful and enduring character in an industry which is constantly evolving."