Another year has passed and Twitter has just released the list of the most discussed games in 2021 as well as many other categories.
Twitter is one of the biggest platforms for people to connect with each other and talk about their favorite games. 2021 is yet another successful year for the gaming industry and as it has done in the past, Twitter has revealed a list of the most discussed games of the year as well as many other interesting categories.
While Twitter doesn’t break down communities the way Reddit or Facebook do with their users and groups respectively, finding people with interests is still fairly easy to do. Simply using the search bar or browsing through trending content will allow users to engage in conversations with millions of other interested people. Furthermore, it’s been proven with cases like the PlayStation State of Play-like event that’s trending on Twitter that can be a productive place to socialize on a larger scale. Perhaps the most important aspect of Twitter, though, is its topicality, personality, and ease of posting about the urgency for the app.
Global Head of Gaming Content Partnerships at Twitter Rishi Chadha has revealed the most discussed games of 2021 on Twitter in a new blog post. Take a look back at Twitter’s mid-year reveal of the most discussed games featuring the first four titles that all have similarities: Genshin Impact, Apex Legends, Ensemble Stars, and Final Fantas. For the remaining six slots, things have changed, with Fate/Grand Order climbing from 9th to 5th, Minecraft jumping from 10th to 8th. Animal Crossing, Knives Out and Fortnite all dropped one. or two, while Monster Hunter fell out of the top 10 entirely, and Project Sekai came in at number nine.
Chadha provided some insight into the trending condition on Twitter. For starters, “there were more than 2.4 billion Tweets about the game, a 14% increase from last year and a 10x increase from 2017,” Chadha wrote in the article’s introduction. They go on to highlight that Q4 2021 was the “biggest quarter for gaming conversation on Twitter,” which makes sense, considering the big game’s launch is in the fall of 2021. It should be noted that the list does not contain any specific quantitative data, although the only tweets counted must have been made between January 1 and December 15, 2021.
What’s interesting is how the list from the second half of the year to now only really changes in the last section. The overwhelming popularity of Genshin Impact, Apex Legends, and the rest of those top spots really has to be commended considering how quickly the Twitter landscape can change due to trends. The biggest takeaway, however, is the continued growth of gaming chats on Twitter over the years. If this growth continues, Twitter could become the best place to talk about games shortly.
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