The video game industry has grown a lot throughout the years. It has now become one of the biggest sources of entertainment. As technology is evolving, video gaming is also becoming more and more advanced with high-resolution graphics and easily accessible gaming devices such as PC, consoles, and smartphones.
Interesting Video Game Facts
In this article, we’ll find out some of the interesting facts about video games and gaming devices that you probably didn’t know before.
1. The man behind Mario
Mario was actually named after the landlord of Nintendo’s first warehouse Mr. Mario Segale. The original name of Mario was actually Mr. Video Game which ended up becoming Mr. Segale’s nickname speaking of Mario he is actually appearing in over a hundred and twenty video games.
2. That’s how Pac-man came into the picture
Pac-Man was invented by the designer Toru Iwatani while he was eating pizza.
3. Secret of PlayStation
The PlayStation was originally designed as a Nintendo Console with Sony to make the inside components when the Nintendo console changed their minds about making the console Sony decided to go ahead make the PlayStation.
4. Video game industry worth
The video game industry is valued at 90 Billion Dollars worldwide as of the year 2020.
5. Americans love video game
Two-thirds of American households play games. 60% are male, 40% are female.
6. Voice of Prisoners
In the 1990 game, Golden Axe from SEGA was voiced entirely by prisoners on death row.
7. Everyone wanted Mario
Due to the popularity of the Nintendo game Mario Brothers in 1983, there was an explosion of the name Mario given to children around that time.
8. A smart way to prevent limitations
In the original Legend of Zelda game, why you could only hold 255 Rupees (gold coins)? Because the maximum value of an unsigned 8bit integer and to hold more would have required more memory which wasn’t just doable for the technology at that time.
9. Up Up down down left right left right B A
The most famous G code for video games of all time up up down down left right left right B A this was made popular by the game Contra which gives the player a full set of power-ups and it’s called Konami code or Gamers code.
10. The 1 MB Console
The first gaming console to ever ship with an internal memory was the SEGA Saturn and it shipped with about one megabyte of memory.
11. Donkey kong was Jump Man
In the original arcade version of Donkey Kong, Mario was called jump man and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.
12. And MegaMan is Rockman
MegaMan is known as Rockman in Japan the name was changed from Rockman to MegaMan when he came to America.
13. The war is tied
The best-selling consoles of all time are the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS both tied with an about 155 million units sold.
14. The 10 Billion Dollar Game
The highest-grossing game of all time is actually World of WarCraft bringing in a whopping ten billion dollars over its lifetime.
15. What does Atari mean?
Atari is a Japanese word that actually means success.
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I never knew Mario the name is a copyright name of the game!!
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Your wrong about the Saturn being the first console with internal memory. The 3do had it’s own storage and came out 3 years before….
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Uhm.. Althought the list is very interesting, there are several items that are very much wrong, which makes me wonder if the one’s I’ve never heard of are actually true. Do you have sources for any of this claims?
In particular, the voice acting in Golden Axe being made by death row prisoners is an urban legend that’s only been perpetuated because people keep repeating it without knowing what they are talking about.
Also, the Konami Code was actually invented for Gradius because the game was so hard that the developers had trouble testing it properly on advanced levels and it was forgotten to be removed when the game went into production.
To name a couple of errors..
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I love the really old video games like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.
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In PacMan World 2/3 I played on my old GameCube or something like that,there was an actual video and in the video,Toru actually said himself PacMan came from a pizza he ordered.He ate some of it and looked,thinking,”This looks a bit like a potential character”
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Did not know that mega man was rock man
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I thought the wii was tge most sold consol at the time, now it is the switch.
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