The year American physicist William Higinbotham invented the world’s first video game—a simple tennis game.
Numbers in the News: Video Games
September 12 is National Video Games Day. From Pong to Pokémon, video games have been entertaining us for more than 60 years.
The estimated number of gamers worldwide in 2020
The percentage of people in the U.S. who play video games on their smartphones—the most popular device for gaming
THINK ABOUT IT: How have video games changed the way kids and teens spend their time?
SOURCES: AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, NEWZOO, STATISTA, ALTMAN VILANDRIE & COMPANY