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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.

Video Game Industry Response to Nationwide Protests

June 2, 2020 Nationwide protests from the past weekend—in response to the senseless death of George Floyd and other African-Americans who have died in police custody—have inspired expressions of empathy and support by many. Today, the ESA issued the following statement: ESA Foundation also issued the following statement: Below are links to member company statements:…

ESA Comments on US-UK FTA Negotiating Objectives

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments in response to the request for industry input by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on U.S. government’s negotiating objectives in the proposed free trade negotiation between the United States and the United Kingdom (UK).

ESA Leadership Desk: Why Video Games Matter More Than Ever

At a time when our world is facing so much uncertainty, video games are bringing us together more than ever. In fact, it’s fair to say that video games are having a moment right now—a unique and extraordinary time by any measure. As we adapt to working, learning and being at home, people around the world are sharing how much they value being able to play video games together with family, friends and the larger community.

E3 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 VIRUS

After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

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