While Microsoft easily had the largest gaming acquisition of the year (and of all time) when they bought Diablo and Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, it seems like Sony acquiring Bungie was more talked about on Twitter despite the weight and money involved.
Rishi Chadha, the global head of creator and gaming content partnerships at Twitter, recently revealed the most discussed gaming topics for the first quarter of 2022. Inching its way to the top was Sony’s acquisition of Destiny developer Bungie, right alongside From Software’s recent open-world RPG, Elden Ring.
Interestingly enough, it seems like the Sony and Bungie deal passed Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition in Twitter’s tweet volume and overall discussions on the social media app. Fortnite‘s new season also seems to match the volume of tweets that the Xbox and Activision deal accumulated.
Additionally, Chadha went on to talk about the most discussed games on Twitter in the first quarter of the year. To no one’s surprise, Genshin Impact took the number one spot, while Wordle claimed second place. Despite Elden Ring‘s overall popularity, it still only managed to crack the seventh place, with games like Apex Legends and the Final Fantasy series surpassing it. However, considering that the game only released in March a little over a month ago, that’s quite impressive.
Publisher Bandai Namco revealed last month that Elden Ring managed to sell an incredible 12 million units in just a couple of weeks, not only making it From Software’s most financially successful title, but also one of the best-selling video games of the year already. It’s easy to see why the game was in plenty of discussions on Twitter.
Minecraft still appears to be holding onto the top 10, but the sandbox game remains extremely popular around the globe to warrant plenty of discussion on Twitter.
While the year kicked off with two massive acquisitions in one month, it doesn’t seem like Sony or Microsoft are ready to slow down with their gaming deals anytime soon.
Source: Rishi Chadha