Emoji dictionary 🕹️ Joystick emoji [ joi-stik ih-moh-jee ] Published July 11, 2021 What does 🕹️ Joystick emoji mean? The Joystick emoji 🕹️ depicts a joystick, a controller that was commonly used to play old video game consoles. It is commonly used to represent gamers and gaming. It is especially likely to be used to refer to older video games, game consoles, and computers. The Joystick emoji 🕹️ is often used with the Video Game emoji 🎮 and/or the Television emoji 📺. All of these emoji are likely to be used to celebrate National Video Game Day on July 8. Related words 🎮 Video Game emoji, ⌨️ Keyboard emoji, 🖥️ Desktop Computer emoji, Leeroy Jenkins Where does 🕹️ Joystick emoji come from? The Joystick emoji 🕹️ was approved under Unicode 7.0 in 2014. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a joystick controller with a black base with one or two red buttons, a grey stick, and a red, ball-shaped top. The Google version of the emoji has a blue base. Depending on the platform, the joystick is either depicted realistically or is stylized. Joystick controllers, such as the one depicted in the Joystick emoji 🕹️, were used with the early video game consoles of the 1970s and 1980s, such as the Atari 2600. Even by the 1990s, joysticks had largely been replaced by handheld controllers with more buttons. For this reason, the Joystick emoji 🕹️ is often used to specifically refer to old video games and game consoles. At the same time, the Joystick emoji 🕹️ is still commonly used to refer to gaming in general, as many people know that joysticks at one point were used to play video games. Examples of 🕹️ Joystick emoji Beautiful day to play video games 🕹️ @ProdiJayPJ, June 12, 2019 Did you know that if you type 'Atari Breakout' into Google Images, you can play the classic arcade game? Try it out! 🕹️ @atari, May 15, 2020 Who uses 🕹️ Joystick emoji? The Joystick emoji 🕹️ is used to refer to gamers and video games. Today is #NationalVideoGamesday 🎮 🕹️ 👾 But… we think video games should be played everyday 😝 What's your earliest gaming memory? — Currys PC World (@curryspcworld) September 12, 2020 I honestly can't remember the last time I spent all day playing video games. Today was nice. 🎮🕹️ — Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) September 23, 2018 In particular, the Joystick emoji 🕹️ is frequently used to specifically refer to old or retro video games. Set up my godmother's old Atari 2600 🕹️ and b/w TV 📺 – both still work! We are ready 4 the ❄️❄️ storm!! 😉 — Aaron (@AaronMi95fbxcb) January 3, 2018 Donkey Kong Jr was fun back in the 80s! 👾🕹️🎮 — 👌(`･ω･´)P.Reaper #FireMozeliak (@ProjectReaper) November 23, 2020 Just Added home provider, iykyk, line warming, National Adoption Month, National Epilepsy Awareness Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🕹️ Joystick emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🕹️ Joystick emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.