If you don’t know the majority of these facts, you cannot call yourself a true gamer. Here are the top fifteen video game facts that you bet you didn’t know, from the most significant to the most obscure:

1. “Pong” was the title of the very first video game ever created, which was created in 1970.


2. Mario from the Super Mario video game is the most well-known video game character. Considering that the characters originally appeared in 1981, this is a remarkable achievement.

Mario3. The PlayStation 2 is the most popular video gaming console of all time. Even SONY has admitted as much. Despite appearing dated, this console is still in use all around the world.


4. Minecraft is the video game that has sold the most copies overall.


5. Nintendo is the world’s oldest video game company; it was established on September 23, 1889, in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.


6. The most costly game ever made is GTA V. The game cost about $265 million to produce. It seems quite pricey to me.


7. Between 1950 and 1960, the first VR headgear was created. It seems far away for something so contemporary.


8. Microsoft released the first flight simulator game.


9. Mario first made his appearance in the video game Donkey Kong.


10. Tetris was the first video game played in outer space. It took place in July 1993.


11. Aleksandr Serebrov, a Russian, is the first person to play a video game in space.

Aleksandr Serebrov

12. The video gaming business generates the highest income in China.


13. South Korea once attempted to outlaw late-night gaming, especially for those who were younger than 16.

14. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has the biggest box office earnings of any video game-based film. That distinction was previously held by Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and the first film.


15. The world’s highest rate of video game usage is in the Philippines.

After reading this list of facts, you may be surprised at how much you already know.