Twitter Reveals 10 Most Active Gaming Countries, But The US Misses Top Spot

The US may be the country with the most active users of Twitter–77 million, according to the latest study by Statista and Kepios–but despite having nearly 18 million more users than any other nation, America still doesn’t have the most dedicated gaming community on the platform.

Official data released today (July 12) by Twitter, which analyzed the ongoing bombastic growth of gaming conversations on the service, revealed that there were approximately 1.5 billion tweets on the subject in the first half of 2022–a 36% year-over-year increase, representing another record half for discussions about interactive entertainment.

However, it’s Japan that has the most dedicated userbase when it comes to talking about game-related topics. As home to Sony and Nintendo, and a huge percentage of the year’s most discussed titles of 2022 so far, it’s perhaps no surprise–but with 59 million active Twitter users, Japan’s near-20-million-user shortfall on US Twitter account numbers still makes its table-topping performance no small feat.

Japan leads a packed field of Asian countries that dominate the top-ten most engaged gaming nations on Twitter. South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia take third through fifth place, while the Philippines and India take seventh and eighth position respectively. Brazil (6), the UK (9) and Mexico (10) round out the table.

The most-tweeted-about video games list remains mostly unchanged from six months prior, and is once again dominated by first-placed miHoYo’s Genshin Impactwhile daily puzzle wordle unsurprisingly secures the second spot ahead of Together Stars!, Final Fantasyand Project Sekai.

The newest game on the list, Elden Ring–which may well have been the most-streamed game of Q1 2021, had it not been for its mid-February release–takes an impressive seventh place on the list, displacing the likes of esports giant Valorant and the ever-popular Legend of Zelda series.

As for the most discussed esports teams on Twitter in the first half of this year, 2021’s most mentioned squad–Brazilian outfit LOUD–remains in first place, though two new entries are hot on its heels. Displacing more established teams like G2 Esports, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, and T1 are the French League of Legends team Karmine Corp. and Japan’s Crazy Raccoon.

Finally, while many remain cynical of Twitter’s Spaces–including me, not least because 90% of them seem to be about crypto or NFTs–they’re still going strong, and on the platform’s gaming community, the one that courted the most listeners was undoubtedly one of its most controversial: “Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard, let’s talk,” hosted by call of duty mega-influencer charlieINTEL on January 18.

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