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…

New ESA ‘Game Generation’ Campaign Shows Video Game Play Brings Benefits Beyond Fun

National Campaign Celebrates What Play Can Do for You; Showcases the Power of Play in Building Community, Forging Inclusivity, and Inspiring Creativity for 164 Million Americans WASHINGTON, DC – February 4, 2020 – With new national survey data[1] finding that six in 10 Americans believe video games bring joy through play, the Entertainment Software Association…

ESA Announces New SVP, General Counsel, Adding a Strong Addition to its Senior Leadership Team

Vetere Brings a Wealth of DC and Regulatory Experience to Association WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Gina Vetere today joined the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) as its new Senior Vice President, General Counsel, the trade group announced this morning. The ESA, which represents the U.S. video game industry, promoted its previous Senior Vice President,…

Global Video Game Industry Calls Upon World Health Organization to Reverse Video Game Classification

May 25, 2019 – The global video game industry, including representatives from across Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, and Brazil, called on World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to rethink their decision today to include “Gaming Disorder” in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)….

ESA Announces Stanley Pierre-Louis as its Next President and CEO

Stanley Pierre-Louis, an industry executive with more than two decades of entertainment experience, will be the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) new President and CEO. The ESA is the industry body representing the $43.4 billion U.S. video game industry. The association made the announcement at a time when more than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their household.

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