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Animal Crossing beats Call of Duty as most popular game on Twitter

Published: 6/Aug/2020 12:59

by Jacob Hale

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In a series of new statistics released by Twitter, we’ve found out a lot about users’ favorite games, esports teams and gaming topics — and Animal Crossing is actually proving to be the most popular game on the platform.

Every few months, Twitter Gaming post their insights into what has been blowing up, the countries that tweet the most about gaming, particular topics that are popular and more.

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On August 5, the newest set of data came out pertaining to the first half of 2020 and, with over 1 billion tweets apparently sent in those months, Twitter say the gaming conversation is “at an all-time high.”

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Animal Crossing has been a huge success for Nintendo.

One of the most interesting statistics, though, is the most-followed gaming-related Topics. Fans can follow a Topic to see tweets occurring regarding said subject. As expected, ‘Gaming’ is the most followed ‘gaming related’ Topic on Twitter.

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This is then followed by ‘Esports’ and, in third place, the first game to crop up in the list: Animal Crossing.

It’s fair to say that Animal Crossing has established a huge fan base since New Horizons launched in March 2020, but this puts in black and white just how incredible a job it has done in earning and retaining an audience.

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Animal Crossing is among the most-followed gaming Topics on Twitter.

Far more than just a cute, niche game, Animal Crossing has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon and earned itself the title of most popular game on Twitter, beating out Call of Duty, Fortnite and Pokemon as far as most-followed Topics go.

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Furthermore, the game isn’t only the most followed Topic in 2020 — it’s the most tweeted about game across the entire globe, beating out games that are uber-popular in Asian countries such as Fate/Grand Order, as well as Final Fantasy and Apex Legends among others.

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Animal Crossing also tops the chart for most tweeted about games globally — a genuinely crazy achievement.

Needless to say, if you weren’t aware of the huge cultural impact of Animal Crossing on the gaming sphere, you’ll know now.

It’ll be interesting to see whether the game keeps this pace in the latter half of 2020 and beyond, but it’s no doubt caused huge stirs online already, far more than most games could imagine.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp

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An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

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The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

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Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

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Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.