Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has got off to a tremendous start on the Nintendo Switch with strong sales around the world, and over on Twitter, it's now become the most talked-about video game release of 2020. Keep in mind, it hasn't really had much competition so far and we're only into the fourth month of the year.

In saying this, it's managed to beat the popular free-to-play mobile title Fate/Grand Order and places well ahead of games like Fortnite and Minecraft. If you're wondering what Knives Out is on the below list, it's not that recent movie by the Star Wars director Rian Johnson, but rather a Chinese developed game 'inspired' by PUBG.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2. Fate/Grand Order
3. Final Fantasy
4. Ensemble Stars!
5. Fortnite
6. Monster Strike
7. Granblue Fantasy
8. Identity V
9. Minecraft
10. Knives Out

A nice graphic has also been shared (via Forbes), to help illustrate the amount of discussion on Twitter since the second half of March. In the US exclusively, it's also become the most-tweeted-about game over the past 30 days - taking out the top spot and beating other popular franchises like Call of Duty and Final Fantasy.

Gaming Conversation On Twitter
Image: Forbes

Thank goodness Nintendo decided to give the Switch a share button, as right now - that seems to be how most players are sharing their own unique Animal Crossing experiences with each other. Are you glad to hear Animal Crossing in trending so well in the social sphere? Have you contributed to the buzz online over the past month? Leave a comment down below.