Video games were a major topic on Twitter in the first half of 2020, with Animal Crossing continuing to lead gaming conversation on the platform following its launch March 20. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most-tweeted-about game on Twitter as of March, and it also took the top spot for the first six months of the year.
Twitter said over 1 billion gaming-related tweets were shared during the first half of 2020. For this time period, the social network saw a 71% year-over-year increase in conversation volume and a 46% year-over-year increase in unique authors.
Globally, the most-tweeted-about games in the first half of 2020 were:
- Animal Crossing
- Fate/Grand Order
- Final Fantasy
- Disney: Twisted-Wonderland
- Ensemble Stars!
- Knives Out
- Apex Legends
- Identity V
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Twitter also ranked the top 10 countries that tweeted the most about gaming during this time:
- South Korea
Twitter’s Topics feature, which officially debuted last November, allows users to follow specific topics to see tweets from multiple accounts related to them. Twitter said the most-followed gaming topics in the first half of 2020 were:
Switching to esports, these were the most-talked-about teams on Twitter during the first six months of 2020:
Finally, Twitter ranked the most-tweeted-about video game conferences that were held in the first half of 2020:
- The Future of Gaming on PS5 Event
- Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020
- Xbox Games Showcase
- PAX East 2020
- Ubisoft Forward 2020