ESA Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden

On this Inauguration Day, we join millions of Americans and others in welcoming President Biden, his administration and a new Congress. This historic moment allows us to reflect upon the democratic freedoms that spring from our Constitution. It is in those freedoms that America defines itself and draws inspiration as we continue to reach towards…

Entertainment Software Association Applauds Appointment of Dane Snowden as President and CEO of the Internet Association

Washington – January 13, 2020 – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) released a statement today congratulating Dane Snowden on his appointment as President and CEO of the Internet Association: “Congratulations to Dane Snowden on his appointment to lead the Internet Association at this critical moment in history and evolution of the internet. All of us at the…

Statement by the Entertainment Software Association on the Passing of Richard M. Bates

“We are saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Richard Bates. As the head of the Government Relations team at Disney, one of our member companies, Richard served both as a trusted advisor and a champion for our work. Richard brought clarity and passion to every issue, along with an unmatched wit. His loss will be felt deeply by all who knew him, but by none more than his family, to whom we send our deepest condolences.”

Report: Video Games Contribute $90 Billion+ to U.S. Economy

New study from Entertainment Software Association shows industry’s widespread impact in fueling economic growth and employment WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2020 – A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows video games not only provide rich, interactive entertainment experiences—they also power an innovation industry that has a significant impact on U.S. economic…

The ESA Applauds Winners of 2020 FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

On October 8, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recognized the contributions of three remarkable individuals who have helped make the world more accessible. The ESA applauds all three recipients of the 2020 Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility. We have been privileged to have worked with two of them. Claude Stout has led TDI for…

2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry

ESA’s 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry answers frequently asked questions like who plays video games, why do people play video games and how and when do people play?

ESA Leadership Desk: 214 Million Americans Play Video Games

As the 2020 Essential Facts demonstrates, video games have become the leading form of entertainment because they bring us joy, connection and a sense of belonging when we need it most. Their value to society has never been more vital.

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