Which games set Twitter ablaze?
According to Twitter’s own metrics, Nintendo, Keanu Reeves and Final Fantasy VII Remake ranked among the most talked about subjects of E3 2019.
Revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter claims the biggest moment of the event for their platform was the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation broadcasted Tuesday morning. Nintendo’s big show was followed in popularity by Keanu Reeves’ surprise appearance at Microsoft’s press conference on Sunday. The third most tweeted about moment was Square Enix’s conference on Monday, where it debuted new gameplay from Final Fantasy VII Remake and unveiled Marvel’s Avengers.
Most Popular Publishers and Games From E3 2019
Continuing its winning streak, Nintendo garnered the most tweets of any game publisher for this year’s show, followed by Microsoft and, interestingly, Sony. Of course, Sony infamously sat out E3 2019 for the first time in the history of the show, yet still managed to gain a large amount of attention. The big three were followed in popularity by Square Enix and Bethesda.
Among the most-tweeted-about new games of the convention were Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, the Breath of the Wild sequel, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Marvel’s Avengers. The regions that drove the majority of this engagement were the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain and France.
Using our own metrics, IGN has determined the 10 most popular games of E3 2019 based on article views and the 10 most popular games of E3 2019 based on pre-orders, as well as the 10 biggest news stories of E3 2019. We also declared the 7 biggest surprises of E3 2019, and gave our best of E3 2019 awards.
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.