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.

How Video Games Can Reunite a Divided World

Last month, ESA President & CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis joined over 100 industry experts and innovators to represent the video game industry at The Digital Intelligence Symposium: XR+ Symposium in New York City.

#NationalVideoGamesDay 2019

In celebration of Video Games Day 2019, here’s 24 fun facts about our industry that might surprise you: #1. Video game history goes back as far as the 1950s, when computer scientists started designing simple games and simulations for fun. #2. Video games didn’t become popular with the mainstream until the 1970s and 1980s. Pong,…

Thank you, video games

“Thank you, video games…It’s hard for me to put into words how much video games mean to me.”

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