International Business Times reports: “Monday marks National Video Games Day! This is the day to celebrate and reminiscence about video games that made your childhood complete and continue to bring you happiness to this day.”
“Dating back to 1971, ‘Computer Space,’ created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney was the first commercially sold, coin-operated video game, National Day Calendar reported. The following year, Magnavox Odyssey became the first home console.”
The Toledo Blade offers perspective: “Last year the video game industry generated $23.5 billion domestically — that’s more than the movie ($11 billion) and music ($7 billion) industries combined in the United States.”
“Worldwide the video game industry is estimated to generate nearly $100 billion this year.”
Final proof of how big this is (tongue in cheek): Kim Kardashian took time to wish us all happy National Video Games Day!