This is the second time in a row Fortnite was surpassed by Fate/Grand Order in Twitter’s “most tweeted about” video game list. This is not a big surprise, however, as Japan was the region that tweeted the most about gaming in 2019. Fate/Grand Order is massively popular in Japan and various Asian countries. The game was released for the Japanese market in 2015, with a global release in 2017.

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The main roster of the game's first few campaigns

Fate is amongst the biggest media franchises in the world, with an estimated value of over 4 billion dollars. They have just celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in 2019 for the original visual novel, Fate/Stay Night’s debut in 2004. A lot of spinoffs have been made since then, with 6 video games, several mangas, novels, anime, and even TV shows. Fate/Grand Order is a turn-based tactical strategy game, with players control a lineup of six characters fighting against enemies. It is very similar to the usual JRPG, in a sense.

The card-based combat system, with each character having three unique skills

Fate/Grand Order, due to its devoted player base, has some of the most expensive line up of characters in mobile games to date. There are people who spend thousands of dollars on the game just for a character.

Most games in this list are mobile-based titles

Behind the Fate franchise was Fortnite, Final Fantasy, mobile survival horror “Identity V” and mobile RPG “Granblue Fantasy”. Overall, there were about 1.2 billion tweets about gaming last year, 20% more than 2018’s record. Based on the top list, most of those tweets were from mobile games.

These are the countries with the most gaming-related tweets

The fact that a lot of franchises are unexpectedly higher than the other is because Japan was by far the biggest contributors in votes, followed closely by the US and South Korea. Interested in our video games related articles? Please check out this post for Arknight, a popular Chinese tower defense mobile game.