As GTA IV goes officially on sale in the UK on Tuesday, the Guinness World Records is predicting that Grand Theft Auto IV will smash all gaming records.

According to the organisation more akin to reporting on the oldest man or the person with the longest toenails, as part of its supposedly continued interest in chronicling the world of video game achievements and accomplishments with new tomes dedicated to the subject, the company says that it will be closely watching the release of Grand Theft Auto IV as a potential record-breaking phenomenon.

But it won't be the first record the series has broken. Ever since the franchise released its first third-person game with Grand Theft Auto III, the series has been racking up record after record.

Records so far:

- First Full "Sandbox" Action-Adventure- GTA III
- Biggest Selling Game of 2001- GTA III
- Biggest Selling Game of 2002- GTA: Vice City
- Best-selling Playstation 2 game of all time- GTA: Vice City
- Best-selling PSP game of all time- GTA: Liberty City Stories
- Largest in-game soundtrack- GTA: San Andreas
- Largest Voice Cast in a video game- GTA: San Andreas
- Most Guest Stars In A Video Game Series- Grand Theft Auto Franchise