2000 in video gaming
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- February 4, 2000 – 1st annual Dreamcast Championships (featuring the Sonic Adventure video game).
- March 2000 – Game Network hosts the 2nd annual Independent Games Festival (IGF).
- March 4, 2000 – Sony's PlayStation 2 (PS2) launches in Japan with 10 launch titles.
- April 2000 – Nintendo sells its 100 millionth Game Boy handheld console.
- April 14, 2000 – Reuters reports that the PlayStation 2 console will have export controls placed on it by the Trade Ministry of Japan since the PS2 is sophisticated enough for military applications.
- May 11, 2000 – The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences hosts the 3rd Annual Interactive Achievement Awards and inducts Hironobu Sakaguchi of Square Enix into the AIAS Hall of Fame.
- May 11–13, 2000 – The 6th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held along with the 3rd annual Game Critics Awards for the Best of E³.
- June 26, 2000 – International Game Developers Association renamed from Computer Game Developers Association.
- June 30, 2000 –Nintendo's Satellaview system ceases to receive broadcasts.
- July 2000 – IEMA (Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association) hosts 1st annual Executive Summit.
- July 21, 2000 - Mario Tennis is released for the Nintendo 64 introducing Waluigi to the Mario series.
- September 10, 2000 – Sega.com launches SegaNet, their online console gaming network.
- NPD Group, Inc. reports that Electronic Arts ranks 1st in third-party video game publishing in the USA, ahead of Infogrames Entertainment SA.
- British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts the 3rd annual BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards for multimedia technologies; 7 of 20 awards go to video games; awards David Bowie in part for his contributions to the video game Omikron: The Nomad Soul (for PC).
|Release||Title||Windows||5th Gen||6th Gen||Handheld||Arcade|
|January 20||Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed||Yes||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 24||Mario Party 2||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|January 27||Dragon Warrior Monsters||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|February 3||Resident Evil Code: Veronica||N/A||N/A||DC; PS2 (2001); GC (2003)||N/A||N/A|
|February 4||The Sims||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 10||Vagrant Story||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|February 29||Dead or Alive 2||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|February 29||Rayman 2: The Great Escape||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|February 29||Resident Evil Code: Veronica||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|February 29||Pokémon Stadium||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 21||Thief II: The Metal Age||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 24||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|March 24||Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed||Yes||PS1||N/A||GBA (2003)||N/A|
|March 27||Soldier of Fortune||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 27||The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 28||Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|May 5||Metal Gear: Ghost Babel||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|May 22||Perfect Dark||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 1||Ground Control||Yes||PC||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 4||Space Channel 5||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|June 7||Dracula: Resurrection||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 12||Tomb Raider||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|June 13||Shogun: Total War||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 26||Deus Ex||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 28||Xtreme Sports||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|June 29||Diablo II||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 29||Icewind Dale||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|June 29||Jet Set Radio||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|June 29||Marvel vs Capcom 2||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|June 30||Homeworld: Cataclysm||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July 18||Threads of Fate||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July 31||Spirit of Speed 1937||Yes||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|August 15||Chrono Cross||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 24||Age of Empires II: The Conquerors||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 26||Dragon Quest VII (Japan)||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|August 30||Spider-Man||N/A||PS1, GBC||DC (2001)||N/A||N/A|
|September 13||Lego Stunt Rally||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 15||Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force||Yes||N/A||PS2 (2001)||N/A||N/A|
|September 19||Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 24||Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 24||The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|September 25||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|September 25||Vampire Hunter D||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 26||Destruction Derby Raw||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|September 27||Dragon Warrior I & II||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|October 5||Skies of Arcadia||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|October 6||American McGee's Alice||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 22||Quake III Arena||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|October 23||Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 24||Mega Man Legends 2||Yes||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 25||Spyro: Year of the Dragon||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|October 26||Tekken Tag Tournament||N/A||N/A||PS2||N/A||N/A|
|October 31||The Grinch||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|November 6||Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000||N/A||PS1 (2002)||DC||N/A||N/A|
|November 6||Crash Bash||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 6||Incredible Crisis||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 6||The World Is Not Enough||Yes||PS1, N64||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 9||The Operative: No One Lives Forever||Yes||N/A||PS2 (2002)||N/A||N/A|
|November 13||Final Fantasy IX||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Novemver 14||Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 14||The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 17||Tomb Raider Chronicles||Yes||PS1||DC||N/A||N/A|
|November 19||Hitman: Codename 47||N/A||PC||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 20||Banjo Tooie||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|November 20||Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||N/A||PS1||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 22||The Grinch||N/A||N/A||N/A||GBC||N/A|
|November 23||MechWarrior 4: Vengeance||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|November 27||Xtreme Sports||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|December 4||The Grinch||Win||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 6||Grandia II||2002||N/A||DC; PS2 (2002)||N/A||N/A|
|December 7||Giants: Citizen Kabuto||Yes||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 7||Mario Party 3 (Japan)||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 8||The Grinch||N/A||PS1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 13||Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||N/A||N64||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|December 14||Dark Cloud (Japan)||N/A||N/A||PS2||N/A||N/A|
|December 21||Phantasy Star Online (Japan)||2001||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
|December 30||ECW Anarchy Rulz||N/A||N/A||DC||N/A||N/A|
- December 9 — Bandai's WonderSwan Color handheld in Japan is released.
- Sega's Naomi 2 arcade console is released.
- Toymax's Activision TV Games controller/console.
- New companies: PopCap, Smilebit (formerly Sega's AM6 R&D division), 21-6 Productions, Yeti Interactive
- Defunct companies: Looking Glass Studios, SNK
- Sega Rosso renamed (formerly Sega's AM5 team).
- Mattel, Inc. sells The Learning Company to Gores Technology Group.
- All of Sega's internal consumer research & development divisions become individual developer companies.
- Midway / Williams stops using the Atari Games label.
- Electronic Arts acquires DreamWorks Interactive, LLC (games division of DreamWorks SKG).
- Infogrames acquires Hasbro Interactive, (including the Game.com division and the rights to the Atari label), and Paradigm Entertainment.
- Microsoft acquires Bungie.
- Nvidia acquires 3dfx Interactive.
- Sony acquires Verant Interactive.
- THQ acquires Volition.
- Ubi Soft acquires Red Storm Entertainment.
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