Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Twitter, a social media platform, reveals “most tweeted about games” in 2021

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2021 was clearly another “record year” of game talk on social media giant Twitter. As part of that, the platform has put together the highlights of this year’s video games in one post.

Overall, there were 2.4 billion tweets about games, up 14% year-on-year. This is the largest quarter of game conversations on the site in the fourth quarter.

In terms of the most tweeted about the game, the mobile / console hit Genshin Impact occupies the top spot, followed by Apex Legends 2nd place Ensemble Stars! Third. Further down, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons 6th place (winning the top spot in the previous year), and even Mine Craft When Fortnite..

The most tweeted about video games:

  1. Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  2. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  3. Ensemble Stars! (@Ensemble_stars)
  4. FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy)
  5. Fate / Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  7. Wilderness Action (@game_knives_out)
  8. Minecraft (@minecraft)
  9. Project Sekai (@pj_sekai)
  10. Fortnite (@fortnitegame)
Image: Twitter

Japan was the most talked about game in 2021, followed by the United States and South Korea, followed by the United Kingdom in eighth place.

The country most tweeting about the game:

  1. Japan 🇯🇵
  2. United States 🇺🇸
  3. Korea 🇰🇷
  4. Thailand 🇹🇭
  5. Brazil 🇧🇷
  6. Philippines 🇵🇭
  7. Indonesia 🇮🇩
  8. United Kingdom 🇬🇧
  9. France 🇫🇷
  10. India 🇮🇳
Image: Twitter

And another highlight was the most tweeted about the event. The E3 2021 digital event won the first spot, followed by Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards, and the third was the Xbox Games Showcase.

The most tweeted about the game event:

  1. E3 2021 (@ E3)
  2. Game Awards (@TheGameAwards)
  3. Xbox Game Showcase (@Xbox)
  4. Gamescom 2021 (@Gamescom)
  5. Summer Game Fest 2021 (@SummerGameFest)
Image: Twitter

On Twitter’s 2021 Game Summary page, you’ll find a variety of other categories, including the most tweeted categories about game creators and top esports teams.

What do you think of the most tweeted video games on the platform in 2021? Please leave a comment below.