This year’s E3 2018 had a lot of surprising and exciting announcements. Twitter was abuzz with gaming news, with a 94 percent increase in overall games discussion throughout the duration of the world’s biggest annual gaming event. There were a total of an incredible 15 million E3-related tweets last week, with the highest concentration of tweets coming during the Nintendo Direct press conference. Due to that, Super Smash Bros Ultimate was the most tweeted game of E3 2018.
According to statistics officially published by Twitter itself, the United States was the country that tweeted the most about E3 2018, followed by Japan, the UK, Spain, and France. Who won E3 2018? the numbers don’t lie. In terms of most tweeted topics, Nintendo dominated the social media site. Super Smash Bros Ultimate grabbed third place while Xbox and Fallout managed to land on second and fourth place respectively.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate E3 2018: Nintendo Won
Where is PlayStation in all this? Unfortunately for PlayStation fans, the company only garnered enough attention to grab fifth place. That’s probably due to PlayStation’s weirdly inconsistent Showcase during E3 2018. Meanwhile, the most tweeted games trailing behind Super Smash Bros Ultimate were Kingdom Hearts 3, Fallout 76, The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding. Bethesda was arguably the most successful game developer/publisher at E3 2018, with the Elder Scrolls VI trailer being one of the most discussed topics on Twitter.
Epic Games also had a huge presence at E3 2018, with its massive Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament generating a whopping 250,000 tweets during the event. The battle royale game was the tenth most tweeted topic at E3 2018. Speaking of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, moments which generated the most hype were its release date announcement and the shocking reveal of Ridley being the newest character addition.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate will release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on December 7th. 2018. In other related news, Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai recently suggested that Super Smash Bros Ultimate might be the final installment of the long-running franchise.