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.