Emoji dictionary

๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji

or Controller emoji [ vid-ee-oh-geym ih-moh-jee ]

What does ๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji mean?

The Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ depicts a controller used to play video games. It is commonly used to represent gaming and gamers. It is often used with the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ and/or the Television emoji ๐Ÿ“บ. All of these emoji are especially used online on National Video Game Day on July 8.

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Related words

โŒจ๏ธ Keyboard emoji, ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Desktop Computer emoji, Leeroy Jenkins, ๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji

Where does ๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji come from?

The Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a black video game controller with a directional pad on the left, two thumbsticks (also known as analog sticks or joysticks), and four buttons of various colors on the right. The Facebook version of the emoji is colored white and lacks the thumbsticks. The Microsoft version of the emoji depicts a wireless controller used for their Xbox game consoles.

Video games are very popular worldwide, so the Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ sees common use every day. People who enjoy video games will often use the Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ in their username on social media sites like Twitter. Because it resembles a controller used for modern gaming, the Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ is generally used to refer to newer games and game consoles. Generally speaking, the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is typically used more often to refer to older games.

Examples of ๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji

The PS5 controller might be my favorite ever ๐ŸŽฎ
@Ohmwrecker, November 21, 2020
Happy National Video Game Day! Iโ€™ll be hopping between Apex Legends, COD, and Animal Crossing if anyone needs me. ๐ŸŽฎ
@annaksnow, September 12, 2020

Who uses ๐ŸŽฎ Video Game emoji?

The Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ is used to refer to gamers, particular video games, or gaming in general.

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