1. The Sims currently holds five world records as stated in the Guinness Book of World Records. These titles include “World's Biggest-Selling Simulation Series” and “Best Selling PC Game of All Time” for the original The Sims.
2. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, originally wanted to name Mario “Mr. Video,” as he intended to use Mario as a stock character in all of his video games. We all know how that worked out, however. Eventually, Miyamoto said that had he given Mario this fate, he would have “disappeared off the face of the Earth.”
3. Back when the Game Boy was first released, Tetris was bundled in with the handheld device.
4. In the original Donkey Kong, Mario rescues a damsel in distress named Pauline. In Japan, she is known as Lady. Pauline was named after the Nintendo of America's warehouse manager's wife.
5. Pong was the first successful video game, and set the stage for the entire gaming industry. Thanks, Pong!
6. Many consider Halo 2 a turning point in the quality of video games due to its vivid graphics and quality audio features. In fact, one video game critic wrote that games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would not be as enjoyable were it not for Halo 2's innovation.
7. Pac-Man is the most widely recognized video game character of all time. In a study, 94% of people could identify him.
8. The Game Boy was the most successful gaming system ever. It sold more than 100 million units.
9. Pokemon Gold and Silver were supposed to be the end of the series.
10. Luigi is actually Mario's Twin Brother. This is mainly due to the memory limitations of the devs. It also accounts for the green and red shirts.