The Xbox Series X is the most popular console, at least according to Twitter users

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What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is the most popular game console, according to a recent study.
  • The study used Twitter sentiment analysis to determine how people online feel about various consoles and games.
  • FIFA 22, Final Fantasy XIV, and Forza Horizon 5 are the three most popular games in the same study.

Microsoft's Xbox Series X is more popular than Sony's PlayStation 5, at least according to recent Twitter analysis (via MobileWins). Green Gaming looks at several aspects of gaming consoles each year, including power usage, player counts, platform compatibility, and the most popular games. It also uses Twitter sentiment analysis to determine how gamers feel about consoles and games.

Twitter sentiment analysis looks at tweets referencing a term in question and then assisgns a positive or negative score.

This year's findings show that the Xbox Series X had more positive reviews from fans than the PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and several older consoles. The PlayStation 4 received the most negativity online, according to Green Gaming's analysis.

When it comes to the most popular games, FIFA 22 drew the best impressions online. Final Fantasy XIV came in second place, followed by Forza Horizon 5.

Halo Infinite drew quite a bit of criticism from fans, but as the title only came out in November 2021, results could be skewed. The game earned positive scores from reviewers, but the list of known bugs and launch issues for Halo Infinite is relatively long. These will likely be ironed out over time, which would lead to more positive feedback from players.

The study also looks at which consoles lead to the most pollution; the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 5 round out the top three in that category. The Xbox One pollutes the least and is in eighth place among major consoles. The Xbox Series X and Series S sit near the middle at number five out of eight. When measuring pollution, sales figures are taken into account.

The three games that caused the most pollution are League of Legends, Fortnite, and Apex Legends.

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