Nags Head † Invaders

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Space Invader Facts

  • Released in 1978, Space Invaders was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan.
  • It was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand video games to a global industry.
  • Following its release, the game caused a temporary shortage of 100-yen coins in Japan.
  • It had grossed US$2 billion in quarters by 1982, and by 2007 had earned Taito over $500 million in profits.
  • Guinness World Records ranks it the top arcade game.
  • The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first "killer app" for video game consoles.