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Over 17M people on Facebook made 41M posts, likes and comments on E3 2017

Here's some more E3 2017 statistics for you, this time from Facebook.


According to the social network's research, 17 million users discussed E3 2017 on Facebook since June 9, which was the day before EA Play (thanks, GI.biz). Since then, 41 million posts, likes and comments combined were attributed to E3.

Over the last week, the most discussed brand was Sony and during its press conference, over 250,000 people were chatting about the PlayStation maker and its products.

Just over 200,000 discussed Microsoft's Xbox e3 2017 briefing, EA Play had just under 200,000 and there were 110,000 people discussing Nintendo during its E3 Spotlight presentation.

The game with the most comments, posts and likes was Star Wars: Battlefront 2 with close to 110,000 people talking about it during EA Play June 10.


Assassin's Creed: Origins, God of War and Spider-Man each had close to 50,000 folks discussing the games at their peak, and there were 30,000 commenters on Super Mario Odyssey. The report noted numbers for the latter increased when Facebook looked at comments made from people at the show.

This made it the most discussed title by those attending E3 June 12-15. Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WW2 came in second and third, respectively in that regard.

Earlier this week, a report from Brandwatch stated Microsoft’s E3 show accounted for 44% of all E3 2017 conference-related mentions on social media.

There were tons of people watching the shows on Twitch too, as we previously told you. In all, there were over 5.5 million hours of E3 2017 content watched on the streaming service.

E3 2017 officially kicked off on Tuesday, June 13 if you aren't counting the pre-E3 shows and annual Monday-before presentations from Sony and Ubisoft. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) which puts on the annual conference said 68,400 people attended the event this year.

This figure is up 30% compared to 2016, but it was also open to the public.

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