San Diego Business Journal

PAC-MAN has been named the 2020 inductee into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame. PAC-MAN joins Batman, who was the first character inducted and launched the Museum Character Hall of Fame in 2019.

PAC-MAN is one of the longest-running video game franchises in history and has been featured in music, television, film and more. It was first released in Tokyo in May 1980 and made its U.S. debut October of that year. As of 2016, PAC-MAN generated more than $14 billion in revenue.

This year, the character is celebrating his 40th anniversary and is being honored as the original digital game mascot for his impact on the video game industry.

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