National Video Games Day

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National Video Games Day in USA in 2023
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About National Video Games Day

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Dates of National Video Games Day
2024 USA Thursday, September 12thNational Video Games Day
2023 USA Tuesday, September 12thNational Video Games Day
2022 USA Monday, September 12thNational Video Games Day
2021 USA Sunday, September 12thNational Video Games Day
2020 USA Saturday, September 12thNational Video Games Day
Summary
Video Games are the form of entertainment that generates the most revenue, with many games earning more than blockbuster movies.

Most video game historians believe that National Video Game Day dates back to the year 1991. According to Frank Cifaldi of the Video Game History Foundation, the first written account of a National Video Game Day can be found in a 1991 calendar of events from Chase. This calendar lists July 8th as National Video Game Day and claimed that it was sponsored by one David Earle. Not much is known about Earle except that he was supposedly the president of the Kid Video Warriors organization.

In recent years, Chase still shows Video Game Day but it has mysteriously moved to September 12th.

The Chase description says National Video Games is "A day for kids who love video games to celebrate the fun they have playing them and to thank their parents for all the consoles, games and quarters they have provided to indulge this enthusiasm."

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