The Gunness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008 book is the first of it's kind and, has a lot of facts and records which I found to be intriguing.
One of the records which I was surprised to see is the longest prison sentence for playing a video game. Which was some idiot playing Tetris on his mobile on a aeroplane refusing to turn it off, as he was endangering peoples lives because his mobile it could interfere with the aeroplanes navigating computer systems. He was jailed for four months I bet he wishes he turned it off now.
For the newer console systems the book tells you the top five selling games for each one. Another interesting fact for me is that for every Nintendo system which has had a Mario Kart game released, it has become the best selling racing game for that console. There are many great pieces of information on many wonderful long running game series which are as follows: Zelda, Tomb Raidier, Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, Metroid, Castlevania, Metal Gear, Street Fighter, Tekken, Doom, Half-Life, Halo, Super Mario, Sonic, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, World Of Warcraft, Command & Conquer and many more.
One thing that I did find a little annoying at times, is that the book will give the wrong details of the console which a game was released for. Part from that a very good book on video games which goes nicely with, the Video Games Guide by Matt Fox and Game On!: The 50 Greatest Video Games Of All Time books which I own too.