The Most Popular Game of the Year

Elina Rudkovsky


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It was revealed — based on the Twitter feedback — which game is the bank-breaker in 2021. And also which consoles are not eco-friendly.

It’s not Animal Crossing, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, or Genshin Impact. At least that’s what the Twitter feedback analysis shows, conducted by the Green Gaming platform.

This website specializes in tracking down the damage — carbon footprint mostly — which videos games and gaming platforms can produce.

It also keeps track of the most mentioned, commented, criticized, etc. games in the virtual space. For that purpose, it employs a special algorithm dubbed Twitter Sentiment analysis, which scans Twitter posts.

According to their investigation, the top game in popularity of 2021 is… FIFA 22. Released in October, this year, it offers a staggering caboodle of 700 football clubs and 17,000 athletes. It’s also the first game in the history of Franchise that features the Indian Super League.

By now, the game has sold 150 million copies. Considering that the previous installment of FIFA moved 325 million units, the current edition can outdo even this sky-high mark.

Silver and Bronze, according to the Twitter Sentiment, belong to Final Fantasy XIV and Forza Horizon 5. The latter has become one of the fastest-selling games in the racing genre — as of now, it has 10 million players in total.

As for the Mother Nature issues, Green Gaming has identified which gaming platforms are the most harmful to flowers, trees, and bees.

The unholy trio consists of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 5. They are the least eco-friendly, producing a high amount of emissions.

Interestingly, the Twitter analysis showed that the most favored console is Xbox X, released a year ago.

The football simulator will be a home-hitter for a long time, it seems. And what was your personal #1 game of 2021? Let us know in the comments!