Genshin Impact was most tweeted about game of 2021, Twitter Gaming says

Better luck next year, Fortnite.

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Genshin Impact has been around since September 2020 and it’s become the most popular mobile and console MMO. The game has kept players occupied for the majority of the pandemic with its Breath of the Wild-style open-world environment and battle system. So popular, in fact, that it’s become the most talked-about game on Twitter one year later.

Twitter said in today’s blog post that video games were the hottest topic on the social media platform in 2021, especially during the final quarter, with over 2.4 billion tweets about gaming. That’s a 14% jump from last year and a ten-fold increase from what it was in 2017.

Statistics released by Twitter Gaming show that Genshin Impact was ranked first in the top 10 most discussed video games on Twitter. Apex Legends placed second, and Fortnite was dead last.

Twitter Gaming also released some more top 10 and top-five lists of the most discussed topics, people, and events within the gaming community. Here are some lists we found interesting:

Top 10 Most Talked About Games

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Ensemble Stars!
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Fate/Grand Order
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  7. Knives Out
  8. Minecraft
  9. Project Sekai (Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku)
  10. Fortnite

Top 10 Most Talked About Gaming Creators

  1. Colon (@Colon56N)
  2. AuronPlay (@auronplay)
  3. Felipe Neto (@felipeneto)
  4. Ibai Llanos(@IbaiLlanos)
  5. Dream (@Dream)
  6. GeorgeNotFound (@GeorgeNotFound)
  7. Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband)
  8. Sapnap (@sapnap)
  9. BadBoyHalo (@BadBoyHalo)
  10. Junichi Kato (@unkochan1234567)

Top 5 Gaming Creators with the Most Video Views

  1. Ibai Llanos (@IbaiLlanos, Spain)
  2. Gotaga (@Gotaga, France)
  3. TimTheTatman (@timthetatman, US)
  4. OpTic Scump (@scump, US)
  5. Dr. Disrespect (@DrDisrespect, US)

Top 5 Most Talked About Gaming Events

  1. E3 2021 (@E3)
  2. The Game Awards (@TheGameAwards)
  3. Xbox Games Showcase (@Xbox)
  4. Gamescom 2021 (@Gamescom)
  5. Summer Game Fest 2021 (@SummerGameFest)

Top 10 Countries Tweeting the Most About Gaming

  1. Japan
  2. United States
  3. South Korea 🇰🇷
  4. Thailand
  5. Brazil
  6. Philippines
  7. Indonesia
  8. United Kingdom
  9. France
  10. India