The Guinness Book of World Records has acknowledged Konami Digital Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! as having sold over 22 billion cards worldwide. With an exact total of 22,587,728,173 cards sold as of April 2009, Guinness recognizes Yu-Gi-Oh! as the best-selling TCG of all time.
“We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response that Duelists from every corner of the world have had toward the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game,” said Konami Digital Entertainment Chairman and CEO Kazumi Kitaue. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG first appeared in
This isn’t the first time Guinness has mined trading card games for establishing new records. Three players of Decipher’s The Lord of the Rings TCG set a record for longest TCG playing marathon by playing for 128 hours straight in 2002-03.