Latest News More than two billion tweets about videogames were posted in 2020


Cool statistics are coming from Twitter for a crazy 2020 year. More than 2 billion tweets about video games were shared in 2020, according to Twitter's metrics, which is a massive 75 percent boost over 2019.

One most likely factor for the huge dive is that 2020, as you might remember, was the year of the worldwide pandemic that kept us inside and in front of our PCs much more than typical. Significant market occasions consisting of E3, Gamescom, and GDC went digital, and publishers seized the day to hold online occasions of their own, providing players more to speak about than ever before, expanded over the whole summertime.

That was likewise no doubt a consider the jump in special video gaming tweet authors, which increased 49 percent over the previous year. Video gaming was the sixth-most-followed subject on Twitter throughout the year, with the classification breaking down like this:

  • Gaming
  • Gaming News
  • Esports
  • Gaming Influencers
  • Playstation
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty
  • Minecraft
  • Animal Crossing
  • Xbox
Surprise! The US did not top the list of countries tweeting about games—that crown went to Japan.

Intriguing is the list of video games that were tweeted about the most in 2020. Cyberpunk 2077, among the greatest, most expected core video game releases in years, is no place to be seen; Fortnite is mid-field, which isn't unexpected, and Apex Legends made the leading 10 also, an indication that interest in the video game is hanging strong.

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  • Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  • Disney: Twisted-Wonderland (@twst_jp)
  • Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  • Fortnite (@fortnitegame)
  • Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  • Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  • Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  • Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  • Identity V (@IdentityVJP)

It's the existence of mobile video games that we believe are most notable: Fate/Grand Order, Disney: Twisted Wonderland, Ensemble Stars!, Knives Out (no relation to the movie), and Identity V are all mobile releases. Genshin Impact is multiplatform however likewise greatly mobile-focused-- according to market expert company Sensing unit Tower, it was the second-highest-earning mobile video game in its very first 2 months of release.

It'll be interesting to see how huge a piece of the home entertainment and pastimes pie video gaming takes in 2021, through Twitter's metrics or otherwise. The pandemic is still raving, especially in the United States, however, the advancement of vaccines assures to ultimately slow and stop its development. We have actually been stuck inside for a long, long time (simply about permanently, it feels like) and we can't assist questioning whether a dreadful lot of us will choose to invest an entire lot more time outside when spring rolls back around.