In the first half of 2022, Twitter reported a 36 percent increase in gaming tweets

In the first half of 2022, Twitter reported a 36 percent increase in gaming tweets ...

In the first half of 2022, roughly 1.5 billion tweets about gaming were made on Twitter. That's billion with a b. It's like if every single person in China tweeted once about video games, and then a hundred million of them needed a second tweet to finish a thought.

The increase in tweets about gaming in comparison to the previous year was fueled by big game releases like Elden Ring. Esports events like Call of Duty League, Valorant Champions Tour, and Professional Gamers League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive also increased the number.

The sheer volume of tweets this year was boosted by E3's implosion and all of the various events, including the Xbox Showcase, Playstations State of Play, and Summer Game Fest. More events spread out means more conversations last longer.

Genshin Impact, the number one video game tweeted about in 2021, is still at the top halfway through 2022. To absolutely nobodys surprise, Wordle took the number two spot.

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Thoughts about Wordles' sale to the New York Times vanished pretty quickly. We'll see how it does by the end of 2022.

So far, the top ten tweeted about video games in 2022 have been at least one.

For a more in-depth look at the data, here are some tweets addressing the top ten games of 2022.

With a few minor changes, the list continues to be similar to that of the end of 2021. Wordle, Elden Ring, Valorant, and The Legend of Zelda have all been updated this time.

Elden Ring and Wordle both blew the industry by storm, showcasing how quickly a daily puzzle was solved. Thanks to streamers like Shroud, Valorant is steadily rising as an esport, and generating lots of chatter. Zeldas the odd duck out; there isnt a high profile release yet, but lots of leaks, speculation, and delays surround the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

A breakdown for a number of different categories has been provided by Twitters. Japan loves tweeting about video games. FalleN, a Brazilian esports player, is the most talked about team.

The Twitter blog has more. It's definitely worth a look, if only to see what's most popular halfway through 2022.

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