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, console, and smartphones.

15 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.

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2. That’s how Pac-man came into the picture

Pac-Man was invented by the designer Toru Iwatani while he was eating pizza.

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3. Secret of PlayStation

The PlayStation was originally designed as a Nintendo Console with Sony to make the inside components when Nintendo console changed their minds about making the console Sony decided to go ahead make the PlayStation.Segale Mario 15 Video Game Facts

4. Video game industry worth

The video game industry is valued at 70 Billion Dollars worldwide.

5. Americans love video game

Two-thirds of American households play games. 60% are male, 40% are female.

6. Voice of Prisoners

In 1990 game, Golden Axe from SEGA was voiced entirely by prisoners on death row.

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7. Everyone wanted Mario

Due to the popularity of the Nintendo game Mario Brothers in 1983, there was an explosion of name Mario given to children around that time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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14. The 10 Billion Dollar Game

The highest grossing game of all time is actually World of WarCraft bringing in whopping ten billion dollars over its lifetime.

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15. What does Atari mean?

Atari is a Japanese word that actually means success.

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Interesting Fact:

1: Go onto vogue.co.uk
2: On your keyboard, press up up down down left right left right B A.
3: Press A over and over again.

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Ananth Talam is a professional blogger, gamer and content developer who develops creative content based on technology, human emotions and entertainment by day. With coffee running through his veins, he enthusiastically battles each day, two shots at a time.

74 Comments

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    really interesting, that up up down down left right left right B A. was awesome man

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      Yandere0064 Reply

      The code that will give you power-ups is an awesome trick that I have to try! But I can’t believe only 40% of gamer are girls. I thought there would be more girls that play. this was very informational. I can use this on my report.

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        Yandere0064 Reply

        I really wonder who wrote this awesome article. It was very useful to me and it answered most of the questions I had about video games!

        It was a very cool website! B-)

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        I am working on this project for school and I can’t find any facts. I need facts!

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      I never knew Mario the name is a copyright name of the game!!

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    Thomas Patterson Reply

    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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    Seriously man u give a lot unknown information to me thank you again with great blessing to youyou

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    Teegan Rothlisberger Reply

    I love the really old video games like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.

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    I wish people inventing theses games would invent some high school education games so they can injoy learning and help the population of graduate s. Hello

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    DreamsOfCyanide Reply

    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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    I did not know that mega man was rockman before it came to amica

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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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    Can the person writing these articles learn how to fucking write? Like, what the fuck is this grammar? Morons.

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    this page is awesome! The pac-man thing i kind of expected though. This’ll help me n my project! THANKS!!! XD 🙂

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    I mostly like roblox most but and fortnight because there the best games in the world to me

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