Hideo Kojima Awarded Two Guinness World Records For Twitter And Instagram Follower Counts

Hideo Kojima Awarded Two Guinness World Records For Twitter And Instagram Follower Counts
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Hideo Kojima has accomplished several things during his time as a video game director. He can now add two more items on his list: two Guinness World Records.

On November 8, the Guinness World Records awarded Kojima with two awards.

Kojima was recognized for having the most followers for a video game director on Twitter. He currently has 2.83 million followers on Twitter, with the number rising every day.

Guinness World Records specifically credited Kojima’s English Twitter account @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN. He also has a Japanese account, but the content is mostly the same.

The director also received a similar award but on the social media platform, Instagram. He currently has close to one million at 924,000 followers.

According to the official Guinness World Records website:

  • This record is for the most followers on Instagram for a videogame director.
  • This record is to be attempted by an accredited videogame “director.”
  • This record is measured by the total number of followers.

Kojima received both awards at a special ceremony last weekend. He’s seen in photos proudly holding both plaques for the new achievement, and not surprisingly, wearing a t-shirt featuring his newest game, Death Stranding.

Kojima’s numbers may be the highest out of game directors, but not in general. There are many more users with millions of social media followers.

This isn’t the first time Kojima has made it in the world records.

Kojima Productions is credited for creating the first interactive comic on the PSP, Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel. The novel was released in June 2006 in North America.

There’s even a world record for the longest Metal Gear playing marathon. This honor goes to Ben Reeves located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He played the series for a total of 48 hours in August 2011. Reeves also took home the award for the longest stealth video game playing marathon.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was awarded the “Best Selling Stealth Video Game” in March 2017. It sold a total of 6.05 million units. In 2017, the entire series had sold 44.31 million units.

Kojima has recently had the spotlight in gaming news with the recent release of Death Stranding, out now on the PlayStation 4, on November 8. So far, the game has mixed reviews, but it’s possible Kojima’s newest title may have several awards by the end of the year.