Here are the most discussed games on Twitter, by country.
It turns out, people talk about games a lot. Who woulda thunk it, right? And as such, Twitter keeps track of what games people are talking about. Is this particularly troubling to those worried about their privacy? Well, if you were worried about privacy, you wouldn’t have signed Twitter’s user agreement at all.
Anywhoodle, Twitter’s head of gaming Rishi Chadha recently spoke to GamesIndustry.biz to talk about the games industry and what people are saying on Twitter. He also came with a lovely infographic showing what games people talked about most in October and also what games people have been Tweeting about the most.
Here they are in alphabetical order and with the most popular games appearing first:
Brazil: League of Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Call of DutyCanada: Fortnite Fire Emblem, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto
Japan: Monster Strike, Fate/Grand Order, Ensemble Stars, Identity V, Kantai Collection
UK: Fortnite, FIFA. Call of Duty, League of Legends, On Air!
US: Fortnite, Call of Duty, Super Mario, Fire Emblem, Overwatch
Fortnite and League of Legends being super popular titles isn't all that surprising. They both have vast and extremely loyal fanbases and are also the two most-viewed games over on Twitch. After that, we get into some very interesting regional variations.
Brazil seems to still love Minecraft, the second largest game in the world next to Tetris. Why is a mystery, but we can perhaps assume that as the poorest country on the list, gamers turn to the most readily available game, and that’s Minecraft.
Moving to the extreme north end of the hemisphere, Canada loves Fire Emblem. Again, the reason for this is totally unknown. Perhaps Canadians just love the epic fantasy drama of Fire Emblem, or maybe they saw the word “fire” in the name and thought that it would be enough to keep them warm this winter.
The UK loves FIFA almost as much as it loves Fortnite, which is hardly surprising given Europe’s overall love of football (or soccer, as it’s called in the States). Call of Duty also makes the list for every country as both a new release and an extremely popular shooter franchise.
Japan is a complete standout; every game listed is a mobile game. Like the rest of Asia, Japan does most of its gaming on mobile devices, but the real difference is the way Japan talks about their games. The ones who tweet the most are the people playing on mobile, not the people playing on the Switch or PlayStation. Japanese mobile gamers also tweet A LOT, which explains how they’re able to skew the results enough to have a bunch of Japanese mobile games appear on the most-tweeted games of October graphic.
There are even more interesting insights over on GamesIndustry.biz’s article, so head on over and check it out!