Gaming Records Week: NES Controller

Gaming Records Week: NES Controller

In 2012, the Guinness World Record was set for the world’s Largest Video Game Controller.    The NES Controller, 30 times larger than its original counterpart, was shown off at the launch for the Guinness Book of World Record’s 2012 Gamer’s Edition in London, England.

Image Courtesy of the Guinness Book of World Records

Created in five months by Ben Allen, a British Engineering student, the controller measured 366 cm x 159 cm x 51 cm and weighed about 265 pounds.  Two people were required to push each button enough to get it to work, and it could communicate with a standard controller – allowing it to actually play whatever game it was linked to.

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