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Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

Reached $1m in 102 minutes.

Shenmue 3 has set a Guinness World Record for being the fastest video game to raise $1m in pledges via a crowdfunding platform.

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In a swift 102 minutes the long anticipated sequel joined the double comma club on Kickstarter, beating out Torment: Tides of Numenera, which took six hours and five minutes to do the same back in 2013.

Outside of video games, Shenmue 3 is the second quickest overall product to raise $1m on Kickstarter; the Pebble Time smartwatch bested it at a mere 46 minutes.

The question is: will Shenmue 3 topple Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night as the most highly funded game on Kickstarter? Bloodstained raised $5,545,991 in the end.

Comparatively, Shenmue 3 is already at $3,022,960 with 30 days to go before its 17th July deadline.

Besides however many millions Shenmue 3 raises on Kickstarter, , Sony will also assist in realising Yu Suzuki's long anticipated sequel.. It's been 14 years since Shenmue 2, after all. People are ravenous for more.

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