There’s no denying that 2020 was huge for games. Global lockdowns increased gaming-related sales, Twitch, Steam, and Eneba for that matter – all gaming-related platforms across the world saw a record number of new users joining our big community of gamers. So naturally, these stats leaked out to other platforms as well. Twitter, one of the biggest social networks in the world, was no exception. The platform shared some interesting stats about the most popular games and gaming events. Moreover, the metrics show that Twitter users accumulated over 2 billion tweets about games in 2020 – that’s 75 percent more than the number of tweets shared in 2019.

Let’s start with conversation topics. Apparently, gaming is becoming one of the biggest trends nowadays as it took 6th place in the general most-followed topic’s list. However, the gaming category is huge so Twitter broke down this category even more and shared what Twitter users were talking about the most:

  • Gaming 
  • Gaming News
  • Esports
  • Gaming Influencers
  • Playstation
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty
  • Minecraft
  • Animal Crossing
  • Xbox

In addition, Twitter also shared the list of countries tweeting most about gaming. To our surprise, Japan took the #1 spot on the list:

  • Japan
  • United States
  • Korea
  • Brazil
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Spain

However, the most interesting stat comes in the form of games. While many of you might raise an eyebrow at this, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most popular game on Twitter in 2020. Numbers don’t lie…

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@animalcrossing)
  • Fate/Grand Order (@fgoproject)
  • Disney: Twisted-Wonderland (@twst_jp)
  • Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy)
  • Fortnite (@fortnitegame)
  • Ensemble Stars! (@ensemble_stars)
  • Knives Out (@game_knives_out)
  • Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact)
  • Apex Legends (@PlayApex)
  • Identity V (@IdentityVJP)

2020 was a weird year for gaming events and many of them were forced to cancel shows entirely or go online and host special streams. The statistics show that The Game Awards 2020 created the most noise on Twitter last year

  • The 2020 Game Awards
  • The Future of Gaming on PS5 Event
  • Tokyo Game Show 2020
  • Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020
  • Xbox Games Showcase

The full review of Twitter Gaming in 2020 has even more stats – the most popular esports events, esports teams, most popular gaming influencers, and so on. If you’re interested in all of this, be sure to check out the full post over at Twitter’s blog!