Genshin Impact is so popular at the moment that it's been named the most talked about game on Twitter for the year of 2021. The Mihoyo title topped the list for the "most tweeted about games" category, fending off competition from Apex Legends and Final Fantasy. Over 2.4 billion tweets about gaming were posted throughout the year, with the Q4 period being the "biggest quarter for gaming conversation ever on Twitter".
The top 10 most talked-about games on Twitter in 2021 were as follows:
- Genshin Impact
- Apex Legends
- Ensemble Stars!
- Final Fantasy
- Fate/Grand Order
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Knives Out
- Project Sekai
Some of these games we haven't even heard of, suggesting we may live in a bit of a bubble. Interestingly, Japan was the country tweeting about gaming the most, with the USA in second and South Korea in third. E3 2021 was the most tweeted about gaming event, and Colon was apparently the most tweeted about gaming creator. Never heard of them. More information can be found through here, but a lot of the other stats concern Esports so you're probably not too interested.
It's a really good game & works really well on my mobile aswell glad it's free to play because I would've never even tried it if not for that
Just ‘Final Fantasy’. Maybe everyone’s playing the original again due to the Pixel Remaster. Or it’s the gatcha mobile games. I think I know which one is true.
Look there it is Fate/Grand Order. Always right there on the top 10. That franchised is huge, especially in Japan. No wonder Sony acquired its developer Delightworks (last year) after a long time relationship working with them producing this franchise.
@nessisonett Likely also because of XIV
@AdamNovice That’s usually got the hashtag #ffxiv though. Unless Twitter automatically detects it as a Final Fantasy.
“ Some of these games we haven't even heard of, suggesting we may live in a bit of a bubble. ”
I think it’s twitter’s users who live in a bubble tbh
@Filth_Element If the bubble is ‘being in East Asia’ then sure. The games they haven’t heard of are all incredibly popular mobile games from Japan.
I imagine a good percentage of the tweets about Genshin were probably backlash to their plan to invite Elon Musk to the dev studio if a tweet was to get enough retweets.
This says a lot about the audience on Twitter, no?
You can thank Hero Hei for that 😂
@get2sammyb @nessisonett that’s kinda what I’m implying
Surprised smash not in the list especially considering last year's events
Interesting list but I don’t really know what to make of it.
I just discovered Genshin Impact (albeit not via Twitter). Great game, haven’t spent a dime and I still find it fun and interesting after 20+ hours of playing. Should keep me busy til next month.
I've piled over a thousand hours into Genshin Impact and spent less than the price of a PS5 game, though I could have spent zilch.
There's so much to like, there's a truly brilliant game at it's heart, yet i'm not sure if I can in good conscience recommend it to anyone. It's purposefully designed to eat up your time or your wallet. In fact the more you pay the more you will feel the need to grind.
Yet the core is just SO very very good. Flip/flop. love/hate.
The 10 hours or so I spend playing Genshin Impact were really good. I just wish it was a game I could play at my own pace instead of having to grind out dailies each day in order to keep up.
I'm sure that if I were 10 years younger or so I would have played it to death.
Mobile games are the big dogs now. Two mobile rhythm games making the list was unexpected!
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