1978 in video gaming
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- June - Taito Corporation releases Tomohiro Nishikado's arcade game Space Invaders in Japan. The worldwide success of Space Invaders marks the beginning of the golden age of arcade video games.
- October - Namco releases their first arcade video game, Gee Bee, in Japan.
- Cinematronics releases the Space Wars vector graphics arcade game.
- Konami Corporation releases their first arcade video game, Block Game.
- One of the first sim games, Killer Shrews, based on the cult movie The Killer Shrews, is programmed on the PDP-10 mainframe at Claremont Graduate University by Don Daglow.
- BASIC Computer Games, microcomputer edition, was released to capitalize on gaming for home computers.
- APF Electronics, Inc. releases the APF-M1000 home console.
- Bally/Midway releases the Bally Professional Arcade home console.
- Elektor releases the TV Games Computer.
- Entreprex releases the Apollo 2001 home console.
- Interton releases the VC 4000 home console.
- Magnavox releases the Odyssey² (G7000 Videopac) home console.
- Nintendo releases the Color TV Game 15 home console and the Computer Othello arcade game.
- Warner Communications' Atari introduces the trak-ball controller on the arcade game Football; releases the Pinball Game System home console.
- SNK founded.