New releases – Final Fantasy and Diablo – among the top Gaming Buzz Movers in June 2023
June 28th, 2023, Rishad Dsouza

New releases – Final Fantasy and Diablo – among the top Gaming Buzz Movers in June 2023

Final Fantasy XVI, which has been received positively by critics, also seems to have won over audiences. Among gamers in Britain, the franchise witnessed a 6.3-point increase in Buzz scores in June compared to average scores for the franchise in May. Final Fantasy also made a solid impression among audiences in the US.

A franchise’s Buzz score is the difference between the percentage of respondents hearing positive things (from friends, family, or the media) and the percentage hearing negative things about it in the past two weeks. This Buzz movers piece highlights the video game franchises that registered the biggest month-over-month upticks in Buzz scores among gamers. Gamers are defined as those who play on PC or console for at least an hour each week.

Fortnite also gained 6.0 points in Buzz among gaming Britons, which may have had to do with the release of a fresh season – WILDS. Minecraft, which has been in the news over the upcoming movie adaptation by Warner Bros, also features in the British top three for June with a 5.7-point jump.

In the US, Animal Crossing took the first spot with a 3.8-point jump in Buzz scores. Diablo, which released its much anticipated latest release early in June, followed closely behind with a 3-point jump. Hearthstone (2.2) rounds off the list in the US.

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