11:23 Tuesday, 12 January 2021
The most-tweeted about game in Ireland during 2020 was Animal Crossing.
What is it about Animal Crossing? It seems you’re either not interested or utterly obsessed.
wow i can’t believe that nintendo created covid-19 to shut down all the schools in ireland so we could play animal crossing
— alison (@Alisonkwhelan) March 12, 2020
Ireland: -may be put on lockdown due to coronavirus-
Me: BUT WHAT IF GAMESTOP IS CLOSED NEXT FRIDAY AND I CANT PICK UP MY ANIMAL CROSSING SWITCH/GAME BUNDLE I HAVE IT RESERVED FOR IN-STORE PICKUP, NOT DELIVERY”
Priorities, my dudes
— Sammy/Kirby (@SammyyWasTaken) March 12, 2020
New data from Twitter shows that Irish gamers also loved Fortnite and Call of Duty, especially with the rise of Warzone.
While Super Mario also made the top 10.
Over 2 billion tweets about gaming were published in 2020, which is an increase of 75 percent on the previous year.
Irish gamers were particularly keen to discuss the release of the PlayStation 5, while the 2020 Game Awards was the most-talked about event.
Offaly-born streamer Jack-Septic-Eye was the third most popular personality in the gaming sphere worldwide.