||6 - 9
||International Consumer Electronics Show 2011 held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
||The Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo's newest handheld console, releases in Japan.
|February 28 - March 4
||Game Developers Conference 2011 held in San Francisco, California.
||As a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, certain video game releases were cancelled or postponed. Additionally, several servers used for Internet gaming were shut down temporarily.
|11 - 13
||PAX East 2011 held in Boston, Massachusetts.
|25 - 31
||The Nintendo 3DS released in America, Europe and Australia.
||6 - 9
||E3 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
||The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all-time, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
||The Supreme Court of the United States issues their ruling on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, declaring video games as protected free speech.
||4 - 7
||QuakeCon 2011: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
|15 - 17
||Game Developers Conference 2011 Europe held in Cologne, Germany.
|18 - 22
||Gamescom 2011 held at Cologne, Germany
|26 - 28
||PAX Prime 2011 held in Seattle, Washington.
||Tokyo Game Show 2011
||Eurogamer Expo 2011 held in Earls Court in London, England.
||EB Games Expo 2011 held in Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
||BlizzCon 2011 held in Anaheim Convention Center in California.
||Minecon held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Minecraft gets its full release on the 18th.
||10th anniversary of the Jak and Daxter series.
||Spike Video Game Awards.
||PlayStation Vita was released in Japan.
||Artech Studios disbanded.