2021 is in the past now, but some interesting statistics are still eking their way into 2022. Today, Twitter Gaming released some numbers surrounding some of the most talked-about titles, esports athletes, events, and more in video games.
Twitter says 2021 was a record year for gaming chatter on the social media platform, with over 2.4 billion tweets. That’s 14% more compared to the prior year and a ten-fold increase compared to 2017. As for 2021, the final quarter of the year was the biggest in gaming on Twitter.
Alongside these stats, Twitter Gaming released some interesting lists, and here are a few that we found especially noteworthy.
Top 10 Most Talked About Games
- Genshin Impact
- Apex Legends
- Ensemble Stars!
- Final Fantasy
- Fate/Grand Order
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Knives Out
- Project Sekai
Top 10 Countries Tweeting About Games
- United States
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Top 5 Most Talked About Gaming Events
- E3 2021
- The Game Awards
- Xbox Games Showcase
- Gamescom 2021
- Summer Game Fest 2021
For more lists like this, check out Game Informer’s Top 10 Games of 2021 and then read about why Game Informer named Returnal the best action game of 2021. Find out why Game Informer named Tales of Arise the best RPG of 2021 after that, and then check out Game Informer’s list of the best-reviewed indies of 2021.
Are any of these surprising to you? Let us know in the comments below!