#23NewsBulletin – Twitter revealed details of how gaming effected tweet traffic in 2021.
It was one of the biggest years for gaming ever, with over 2 billion tweets, according to the data. Genshin Impact tops Twitter’s most talked-about title.
Twitter’s gaming coverage increased by 14% over the last year, according to the company’s report. The number was also ten times the amount of gaming tweets that were done in 2017.
Rishi Chadha, Twitter’s head of gaming content, said in a blog post, “The gaming community around the world came to Twitter to talk about the biggest moments of the year as in-person esports events returned to center stage, publishers dropped new games like Halo Infinite, media outlets continued to expand coverage of the space, and NFTs became a hot topic.”
Gaming Genshin Impact was Twitter's favourite game of the year, followed closely by Apex Legends and Ensemble Stars. Final Fantasy, Minecraft, and Fortnite are among the other popular games. Esports athletes and teams received a high number of tweets throughout the year, making them a fixture of Twitter's gaming environment.
The biggest gaming events tweeted, among other stats, were E3, the Game Awards, and Gamescom. Japan had the most gaming-related tweets, followed by the United States and Korea.