National Video Game Day? Is this just something that a video gamer made up to have an excuse to spend time playing even more video games? Possibly, but it is a real thing. This 'holiday' takes place on July 8, 2018. **Don't confuse this with National Video Games Day, which is Sept 12, subtle we know.

According to a survey of 1000 people on NationalToday.com, 31% of those surveyed play video games on a daily basis, with most respondents saying that the number one reason that they play the games is to relieve stress. Does playing video games help you relieve stress or stress you out more when you are trying to get to the next level.

Here is a list of the Top 10 Video Game franchises from that survey:

  1. Super Mario
  2. Call of Duty
  3. Donkey Kong
  4. Grand Theft Auto
  5. Pokémon
  6. Zelda
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. Final Fantasy
  9. Halo
  10. Crash Bandicoot

Now that you have an excuse to play more games, will you? What is your favorite?

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