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In 2020, Twitter was absolutely awash with tweets related to gaming. According to the social media website, There were more than two billion tweets posted related to video games and video gaming, a year-on-year increase of 75%, with a 49% rise in gaming-related accounts.
From a global standpoint, Japan remains the country that has the most mini-takes to make regarding our favorite pastime – followed by the U.S., Korea, Brazil, and Thailand to round out the Top Five. Regarding the actual games themselves, Nintendo’s social sim Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most-tweeted-about title – with Fate/Grand Order, Disney: Twisted-Wonderland, Final Fantasy and, predictably, Fortnite being the five most-tweeted releases.
Other popular topics included The Game Awards 2020, the League of Legends Worlds tournament, eSports team FaZe Clan, and The Future of Gaming PS5 event. Obviously, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is partly responsible for the increase in both tweets and accounts, as is the hype for next-gen platforms PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
You can find more statistics and details over on the official Twitter blog. Unfortunately, no accurate data appears to be available on what percentage of these two billion tweets could be classed as “terrible takes.” I know I contributed a few thousand, at the very least.