The ten most popular Twitter game accounts for 2020 so far have been shared, and Japanese games were among the most discussed between January and June 2020. The official blog entry going over trending gaming topics noted that Japan, the United States, and South Korea were the top three countries with residents tweeting about games, and six of the ten most tweeted about games globally so far were made by companies in Japan. Of those, Animal Crossing and Fate/Grand Order topped the list.
Of the games and series that performed well, Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ early success in 2020 propelled it to the top spot. Fate/Grand Order, Android and iOS RPG with visual novel elements, took second place. Final Fantasy (in general) came in third, likely due to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake.
From there, the other popular Twitter games were Japanese mobile titles. Fourth place went to Disney: Twisted-Wonderland. This is an adventure game with rhythm elements where the player is summoned to Twisted Wonderland to attend Night Raven college with bishonen versions of Disney villains. For example, Leona Kingscholar is a prince in Savanaclaw and basically is Scar, while Malleus Draconia is from the Diasomnia Maleficent house.
Ensemble Stars is an idol training game where people collect characters and cards to build up male idols. It came in sixth.
The ninth most tweeted about game was Identity V. That’s an asymmetrical horror game where one person is a Hunter and the other four are Survivors with various skills. (It even had a Danganronpa crossover.) It is available worldwide.
Twitter also shared a number of infographics going details like which countries were talking most about games, top game topics, and games that were popular during conferences.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on the Nintendo Switch worldwide. Fate/Grand Order is available on Android and Apple iOS devices worldwide.