Since the first consoles came out decades ago, video games have increased in popularity and become a staple in the American living room. From 'Mario' and 'Donkey Kong' to 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield,' there are as many types of games available as there are gamers, and gaming is hardly just for kids anymore. If you've always wanted to celebrate a holiday devoted to video games, then look no further -- National Video Games Day is Sept. 12, and it's the perfect excuse to stay home and play the day away.
Five surprising video game facts
Whether you're looking for a good excuse to spend the day with your PS3R or Xbox 360R this National Video Game Day, or are just curious about who your fellow gamers are, the Entertainment Software Association has a plethora of facts and statistics about video games on their website, some of which might surprise you.
Celebrating National Video Games Day
If you're looking for a special way to celebrate this September 12, the most important thing is to take some time to play and enjoy yourself.
Even if you're not currently an avid gamer, National Video Games Day is a great opportunity to delve into the world of video gaming. Grab some favorite snacks and a couple of friends to celebrate one of today's most popular hobbies.