- The Shooting Gallery, the first light gun peripheral for a video game console, developed by Magnavox and Nintendo, is released.
- November: Atari releases Pong, the first commercially-successful video game.
- Martin Picard, The Foundation of Geemu: A Brief History of Early Japanese video games, International Journal of Computer Game Research, 2013
Video game releases
|Magnavox Odyssey||1972||Home Console||North America|