National video game day

by Online Custom on July 08, 2022
What is national video game day?

National Video Game Day is a holiday that has come about due to the ever increasing popularity of videos games from the 20th through the 21st centuries. It’s an unofficial holiday which is celebrated on September 12th and shouldn’t be confused with Video Game Day – a holiday which is celebrated on July 8th.  This day is a great day to show just how much of a fan you are of video games.

National video game day timeline
  1. 1940 - Debut of the Video Game. The first video game, ‘Nim’ is introduced at the New York World’s Fair by Edward Condon.
  2. 1977 - The Ancestral Console. Atari’s first console, the Atari 2600, is released with games like “Frogger.”
  3. 1985 - The Year of Mario’s Inception. The first Super Mario game is released!
  4. 1989 - Gaming on the Go. For the first time, gamers can travel with their consoles as Nintendo releases the Game Boy in the summer.
  5. 2019 - Pokemon for the Switch generation. “Pokemon Sword and Shield” for the Switch are both released.
Traditions of the Day

It is a big day for gamers and game developers worldwide, and as geeky as gamers may seem to some, they sure know how to celebrate in style! Gaming marathons and conventions are held all over the world, with competitions, cosplays, and a chance to get exclusive gaming merchandise. Streaming of both classic and new games is higher than ever on websites like YouTube and Twitch. 

Those who are not hardcore gamers enjoy their favorite games on their smartphones and computers. Childhood favorites like “Super Mario” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” games are revisited and even introduced to the next generation who didn’t grow up with them. Popular games are featured on Apple and Android stores and many games have special features and sales. 


Through video games are fun and bring us much happiness, we should take care not to spend too much time playing video games. Life lies on sports, so it would be better if we can balance video games and sports games. Speaking of sports games, we sometimes play basketball games with our friends. So having your own basketball jerseys will make you perform better in the game. And your neat team jerseys can bring you confidence and help you win the game.