What was the first commercially successful video game?
Do you remember all the fun trips to the arcade back in the day? Have you ever played the game called Pong?
Pong, a game manufactured by Atari, is named after ping-pong. It is a simple game where two players play table tennis by moving two bars on the screen to hit the ball back and forth. It was a popular game after release and became the first commercially successful video game, helping establish the whole video gaming industry.
Pong is so culturally significant that it is included as a permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.