Animal Crossing Was The Most Talked About Game On Twitter In 2020 So Far

Twitter released its global gaming stats for the first half of the year, with a large increase in overall volume and a focus on live-service games.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most tweeted about game during the first half of 2020 and, the US ranked second for countries tweeting the most about gaming. Twitter has released official stats for tweets about gaming, revealing there was a 71% increase in volume year-over-year and "over 1 billion Tweets sent in the first half of 2020."

Japan tweeted the most about gaming, with the US and South Korea rounding out the top three. The PS5 event was the most tweeted about event, followed by Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020, a Japanese festival. The Xbox Games Showcase came in third, rounded out by PAX East 2020 and Ubisoft Forward.

Animal Crossing was the most tweeted about video game, with Final Fantasy in the third spot and Fortnite at number five. Backing up Japan as the country tweeting the most about gaming, half of the top ten are Japanese language accounts. All of the games on the list are live-service games or have live service games in their series, like Final Fantasy XIV.

Most Tweeted About Games Globally

  1. Animal Crossing (@animalcrossing)
  2. Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  3. Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  4. Disney: Twisted-Wonderland (@twst_jp)
  5. Fortnite (@FortniteGame)
  6. Ensemble Stars (@ensemble_stars)
  7. Knives Out (@GAME_KNIVES_OUT)
  8. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  9. Identity V (@IdentityVJP)
  10. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (@PUBG)

Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the most tweeted about game during the PS5 event, with Skate leading EA Play, Far Cry 6 leading Ubisoft Forward, and Halo Infinite leading the Xbox Games Showcase.

As people continue to stay home for the rest of the year and as digital events continue to take place, Twitter expects that tweets about gaming will not slow down. Combined with the upcoming release of the Xbox Series X and PS5, as well as holiday releases like Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Halo Infinite, Twitter expects to continue having increased numbers over previous years.

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