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How #E32019 played out on Twitter

By ‎@Rdotchadha‎

The gaming community around the world came to Twitter last week to chat about all of the exciting announcements, reveals and happenings from the annual E3 expo (@E3) in Los Angeles. No matter what game was being announced, or which surprise guest was showing up on stage, everyone came to Twitter to talk about it.

The gaming conversation on Twitter comes from all around the globe, and it was no different during E3. These were the countries that Tweeted the most about the event:

  1. United States
  2. Japan
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Spain
  5. France

These were the most Tweeted about Game Publishers during E3:

  1. Nintendo (@NintendoAmerica)
  2. Xbox Studios (@Xbox)
  3. Sony Interactive Entertainment (@Playstation)
  4. Square Enix (@SquareEnix)
  5. Bethesda (@Bethesda)

These were the most Tweeted about upcoming games:

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake (@finalfantasyvii)
  2. CyberPunk2077 (@cyberpunkgame)
  3. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (@ZeldaOfficialJP)
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@NintendoAmerica)
  5. Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers)

These were the most Tweeted about games during E3:

  1. Pokemon (@Pokemon)
  2. Fortnite (@FortniteGame)
  3. Splatoon (@SplatoonJP)
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (@SmashBrosJP)
  5. Apex Legends (@PlayApex)

These were the moments that generated the most conversation on Twitter:

Fans Tweeting about their favorite announcements from Nintendo’s Press Conference:

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Keanu Reeves showing up at #XboxE3 for CyberPunk 2077:

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The announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake & Marvel’s Avengers Game at the Square Enix Pess Conference:

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In addition to being some of the most-discussed topics on Twitter, @Bethesda, @EA, @Nintendo, @SquareEnix, @Ubisoft, and @Xbox were all the #1 worldwide trend on Twitter during their respective E3 press conferences. The event itself -- using hashtags #E3 and #E32019 -- was also a top trend on Twitter last week.

This year, Gaming fans had access to the biggest announcements, interviews, and coverage with the launch of Twitter’s E3 event page. Allowing fans to keep up with all the conversation around E3, Twitter’s E3 event page gave the community an opportunity to watch their favorite live streams from @E3, @GameSpot, @IGN, @PCGamer, and more.

Hosted by @GeoffKeighley, @E3 brought their E3 Coliseum Live to Twitter for the first time ever,  featuring exceptional guests including Elon Musk and Jack Black.

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Also for the first time, @PCGamer brought their annual PC Gaming Show to Twitter, showcasing never-before-seen trailers, announcements, and developer interviews.

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@Gamespot streamed daily live video from E3, featuring first looks at upcoming games, movies and shows, demos, analysis and deep dives with developers throughout the week.

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@IGN streamed more than 30 hours from downtown Los Angeles over the course of E3. Their coverage included all the action from the show floor, every major platform and publisher press event, and IGN-hosted pre and post shows with up to the minute analysis from expert personalities.

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Throughout the week the @TwitterGaming team was on the ground to share exciting content from partners and engage in real time with the gaming community around the E3 conversation. @TwitterGaming was the place to be for unique takes and a snapshot of the trending topics throughout E3.

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To surprise and delight fans, @TwitterGaming hosted their first-ever E3 #TweetUp at Lucky Strike:

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@TwitterGaming was also on the ground connecting with some of the most active members of the Twitter gaming community and surprised them with custom limited edition PS4 @TwitterGaming edition controllers:

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Even though the show floor closed on Thursday, there was still plenty of action in Los Angeles, with the Fortnite Summer Block Party & Call of Duty World League Anaheim taking place over the weekend.

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Stay close to @TwitterGaming this year! We have many more exciting things to come around gaming and esports on Twitter!

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