The top searched terms list has been released by Google for 2016. And you will not be surprised to know that the most searched video game related items, globally, is none other than Pokemon GO; it is Niantic’s landmark mobile AR game which was released this year and was literally the talk of the town.
The surprising thing is that “Nintendo Switch” is also on the list of the top searched terms in 2016 and is the only bit of video game related hardware that made it on the list and also, it is ranked as one of the highest consumer tech related search terms. This indicates that the fancalling for Nintendo’s upcoming console is highly anticipated.
Provincially, the circumstance seems to be of great extent be the same-in the US, Pokemon GO highlights as a standout amongst the most searched terms across classifications (excluding other Pokemon GO related searches, for example, ‘What is Pokemon GO’, ‘how would you play Pokemon GO’, and ‘Pokemon GO memes’); all things considered, the most elevated positioned computer game (as in, not an application) for the US seems, by all accounts, to be Agar.io prior to Slither.io. Overwatch is next, typically, and the questionable No Man’s Sky gets a look in at number 9, as well. On the equipment front, the Nintendo Switch is once more, shockingly looked for a lot, highlighting in the main 5, and the PS4 Pro manages to get in the Top 10 too, despite the fact that it is gotten the best of by Nintendo’s NES Classic Mini. The Scorpio is not featured in the list.
The dominance of Pokemon GO is also shown on the UK charts where Nintendo, once again, beats the hardware related searches of Sony. Although the search term here is a generic “Nintendo” whereas, the Sony hardware figuring on the list isn’t PS4 Pro but PS VR.
Given the specimen size and representation – this is an assemblage of Google searches, which implies that nothing is continually going to get as illustrative of mainstream sentiment as this will – this can be securely used to gauge enthusiasm for something by the general public, past even the gaming fan circle, and… it sounds like Nintendo, regardless of suffering the disgrace of the Wii U’s failure, had a banner year, with Pokemon GO and the NES Classic Mini. The enthusiasm for their forthcoming Switch seems, by all accounts, to be at an unsurpassed high, with searches for it matching searches for Samsung and Apple gadgets, which implies that if Nintendo someway or the other figures out how to not botch things up from here, they could have an honest to goodness true blue hit staring them in the face once more; they simply need to play their cards, precisely.