A new world record!
The Guinness World Records usually has very interesting entries and this recent record-breaker is no exception. The global organization recently crowned Hamako Mori, a 90-year-old Japanese woman from Tokyo, the world’s oldest gamer on YouTube.
Mori’s YouTube channel – launched in 2015 under the moniker Gamer Grandma – has given her a cult following. Although the videos on her YouTube channel are all in Japanese and aren’t translated into English, the language barrier is effortlessly transcended by her polite and calm narration as she plays.
Gaming makes her feel rejuvenated
While her channel might not be updated frequently – up to four videos a month, as opposed to certain vloggers that upload seven videos a week – the videos there have garnered her over 250,000 YouTube subscribers. Fans can’t help but be charmed by how she expresses the simple joy of a good game (even the scary ones).
Mori has been playing video games since 1981 and over the years she has put together quite a collection of consoles and games both vintage and modern. And her long tenure in video gaming has most certainly not made her a video gaming troglodyte as she has a deep appreciation for how the video gaming industry has evolved, praising the film-like qualities of today’s games.
She has stated that playing games has rekindled her spirit and feels it would be good if other elderly also played video games. Who knows, the news of her record might just spark a new trend in modern times.
See this 5-minute video detailing Hamako Mori’s gaming behavior and her response as she receives her Guinness World Record recognition: