2021's nearly over, and we've seen no end of lists capping off this year in gaming. Following Metacritic crowing eFootball as 2021's worst game, GamesIndustry.biz has now presented The Year In Numbers 2021," with some interesting statistics.
On the social side of gaming, Genshin Impact was confirmed as this year's most discussed game on Twitter. According to the stats, it received 11,625 tweets and 2,719,202 retweets from the platform users all throughout 2021.
Genshin Impact Is UK's Most Discussed Game On Twitter This 2021
Genshin Impact was followed by Final Fantasy XIV, which garnered a total of 10,190 tweets and 1,206,111 retweets, and Apex Legends placed third with 13,674 tweets and 417,659 retweets. Other categories seen on the year-end summary include the UK's top-selling boxed game (FIFA 22), the most covered game (Fortnite), and more.
It's an interesting insight into the industry's trends across this year, revealing a global market value of $180.3bn USD, marking a 1.4% increase from 2020. We'll keep you informed with further developments as they happen.