Why do games come out on a Tuesday?

Posted on August 19, 2021 at 1:52 pm

Have you ever noticed that game released normally happen on a Tuesday?  Ever wondered why?  It all started back in the 90s when Sega and Nintendo were the two competing games companies.  Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991 and it was an instant hit.  When the sequel to Sonic was planned to include the introduction of Sonic’s friend Tails,  Sega knew that it had to do something big. 

Sega made this event a two-pronged attack on Nintendo.  Firstly they would release the game globally on the same day by delivering the game into Japan, the UK and the USA the day before its release. 

The second part of this huge event was to release the game on a Tuesday and name it Sonic 2sday. 

The game was released on 24 November 1992 and since then it has become the industry standard to release games on a Tuesday.

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