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Nintendo’s presence at The Game Awards 2014 last week managed to eclipse social media conversation surrounding Sony’s PlayStation Experience, VentureBeat reports.

That was largely driven by what the company shared to close Geoff Keighley’s games industry celebration, in showing off how development is progressing for The Legend of Zelda on Wii U. That was enough to set tongues wagging for the event’s two million-strong online audience, Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma introducing horse-riding and combat elements that they have implemented within the Wii U iteration.

Social media mentions of “Zelda” on Twitter reportedly peaked at around 39,000 tweets on Friday, while either “PSX” or “PlayStation Experience” fell slightly shorted in only securing 35,000 mentions. While a minor success, it demonstrates that Nintendo’s move to capitalise on The Game Awards was the right one, eclipsing the scale of conversation that Sony managed to generate for themselves over the weekend.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.