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PS4 Soundly Beats Xbox One and Wii U in Google Popularity; Wii U Overtook Xbox One on Youtube at E3

by on July 31, 2014 5:25 PM 201

The first half of the 2014 is now behind our backs, and all the big three (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo) have published their financial and sales reports with  a rather wide range of results, but what about one of the most basic indexes of popularity on the internet? Who gets the most interest on Google and Youtube?

Let’s Start with a simple search on Google Trends for the name of the big three home consoles: In the graph below PS4 will be in blue, Xbox One in red and Wii U in Yellow. The category is web searches.

PS4 is clearly in the lead, with an average interest ratio of 78, followed at a distance by Xbox One with 42 and Wii U with 17.

Above we can see the image search category. The trend is pretty much the same but the numbers are a little closer, with PS4 at 71, Xbox One at 41 and Wii U at 18.

News searches are where the first surprises start to show up. Xbox One inches closer, with an interest ratio of 56 against the PS4 at 73, while the Wii U is a distant last at 23. Quite interestingly the Xbox One overtook the PS4 between March 9th and March 15th and May 11th and May 17th. The period between March 9th and March 15th matches the launch of Titanfall, while between May 11th and May 17th Microsoft announced the new Kinect-less SKU for $399.99 and unveiled Halo 5:Guardians.

Google shopping follows similar trends as the charts above, but the Xbox One is doing some catching up to the PS4, with a very brisk upwards turn in July. Averages are 75 for PS4, 56 for Xbox one and 27 for the Wii U.

Quite interesting is the graph for YouTube searches. While the general trend is similar to the rest of the graphs, the Wii U overtook the Xbox One during E3, most probably due to Nintendo’s Treehouse programming. The average gap here is the widest between PS4 (75) and Xbox One (32), while the Wii U follows at 19.

If you want to learn more about the method used to draw the charts, you can read a full explanation here.

At the moment it’s pretty obvious that the PS4 is dominating the outset of the generation as far as home consoles are concerned, but it’s interesting to see that the trends are definitely very similar for all three consoles, even if on different orders of magnitude.

We also get some rather firm evidence that Nintendo’s Treehouse concept worked definitely well for Kyoto’s console manufacturer, and hopefully it’ll become an established format.

On the other hand Microsoft seems to have quite a bit of work to do in order to catch up to Sony, at least for what concerns popularity on the internet. Big news can and did spike them to the top momentarily, but the effect never lives very long.

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  • Wargreymon559 .

    That PS4 arse :3 whooping.http://postimg.org/image/8hiukow43/

  • Craig Sloan

    Not a surprise, The PS4 has been dominating from day one. PS2 levels.

  • They Call Me Senpai
  • Vrasku

    The King is still back.

  • http://www.yourpshome.net/ Carla Birch

    Try it on Bing ;)

  • Haytham

    PS FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nunnybunny33 nunley33

    It’s been like this since before the launch with no signs of it slowing down. in other news, XBL went down once again this month lol http://linkis.com/i.imgur.com/AVs9c

  • Looktoofar

    If only the ps4 had some games to go along with it

  • Shuhei Yoshida Jr.

    Total domination

    プレイステーション

    https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7902128384/h673CF1D8/

  • Negi Springfield
  • MetalSpartan

    In other news grass is green
    and my ass is stinky

    • BlackestNight63

      Fresh grass will always be green, but you can wash your nasty ass lol.

  • Sticky Notes

    Yup. Its pretty obvious. PS4 wins.

  • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo
    • superkarma

      “Few people and headlines use Xbox One.”

      Lol…the delusional damage control is already in affect.

      • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

        “Damage control”? What damage? What control?

        This article dosen´t even know how Google Analitcs works.

        Why not try to add iPhone 5s and you see a very low volume. Is iPhone 5s less popular than the WiiU?

        See for youself.

        http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=PS4%2C%20Xbox%20One%2C%20Wii%20U%2C%20iphone%205s%2C%20iphone&date=1%2F2014%207m&gprop=youtube&cmpt=q

        • Grant A

          Not quite the same, I’m not sure the smart phone community flies across websites craving content like gamers do, thusly there is much less written, and much less to view.

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            But why “Xbox” alone gets so many hits?

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Because it refers to a ton of different things and not just one, and it’s also included in the name of the most popular ways to search each single product of its family (IE Xbox One includes Xbox. Xbox 360 includes Xbox and so forth).

            On the other hand PlayStation refers to many things but its not included in the most popular way to search each single console. When people want to search the PS4, they search PS4, not PlayStation 4.

            Again, you may want to do some homework, because you’re grasping at straws here.

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            Thank you for proving my point.

            People use “Xbox” a lot to refer to “Xbox One”. PS4 is very easy to write and understand you are talking about the the “Playstation 4″.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Here’s a hint. Don’t put words in people’s mouth. It doesn’t prove your point, but makes it look weaker as soon as someone unmasks the trick.

            Now, to the point. What I actually said (not your warped version) is that when people search for Xbox One, that’ll sum up to the result of Xbox as well, on top of Xbox 360, the original Xbox and every other Xbox product, because it’s still part of the search.

            On the other end when someone searches “PS4″ that won’t add up to the results for PlayStation, because “PlayStation” is not included in the “PS4″ search.

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            But I don´t want to look like a crazy “delusional” guy. Off corse the PS4 has been more popular so far.

          • Grant A

            Because they have a gigantic PR budget, and a team of advertisers doing their jobs?

        • superkarma

          My point was many headlines use “Xbox One”. I very rarely come across an X1 article that just has “Xbox” in the headline. Saying that “few people and headlines” use it is just silly.

          Stop attempting to spin this and accept the fact that PS4 is more widely used in google searches/headlines over Xbox One. It’s just that simple.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Actually, this isn’t google analytics, which is a quite different thing. And iphone 5s is more popular on search than the Wii U and almost as popular as Xbox One. May want to at least learn to read a chart before you accuse people of not knowing something.

          And mind you, iPhone 5s is a very specific search, as it’s a single version of a single iteration of something that has many iterations. That’s why its results are lessened.

          It’s like searching PS3 superslim instead of PS3.

          I suggest you do a little more homework on metrics and on how google works mate. You need it.

        • sinbad
      • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

        PS2 is more popular than the iPhone 5S.

        • superkarma

          In google searches, it indeed is. Your point?

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            The article dosen´t reflect any thing about “which is more popular”, “which people like best”…

            It´s just a metric of the use of those key words.

            http://www.google.com/trends/explore?hl=en-US#q=PS4%2C%20Xbox%2C%20xbox%20360%2C%20playstation%2C%20xbox%20one&date=1%2F2014%207m&cmpt=q

            In fact it´s realy weird that Xbox has much more use than Playstation.

          • superkarma

            The article clearly states the two keywords and which is more popular…as far as Google is concerned. I’m sorry you can’t come to terms with that and instead have to attempt to justify it in whatever delusional way you can find, but that’s on you to deal with.

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            You like the word “delusional”, I´m not sure if you know what it means.

          • corvusmd

            It’s projection, people that usually call others “delusional” with little to no reason to do so are typically just trying to silence you.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            In this case he’s not delusional. Just not very knowledgeable.

          • They Call Me Senpai

            He actually has some very solid reasons for calling him delusional.

      • corvusmd

        Rather than attacking him you should see that he has a solid point actually. There is Xbox One, X1, Xbone, and Xbox (some even still use Xbox 720). Ps4 is always PS4….so comparing by search will never yield an even playing field. Would PS4 still “win”? Sure…maybe, perhaps….it doesn’t really matter actually. Rooting for any console to lose is bad for gaming. We should be rooting that they are all successful and competitive. That being said…while I love all of my consoles, my X1 is actually easily my favorite, and I think the more that people actually give it a shot and realize that (at least according to my opinion and everyone that I know that has all the consoles), the X1 is the best rounded of all the consoles.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          “PS4 is always PS4″

          No. Not really. People can search Playstation 4 as well, or Playstation4 for instance. There are multiple ways for everything. So no, he doesn’t have a point.

          • corvusmd

            Well, yeah he still does, because for every one of those cases there is an equivalent for X1…yet there are more. It’s not really like this is a HUGE deal or anything, but it’s hardly scientific proof is all I’m saying. Either way it doesn’t really matter…I was just TRYING to clear up confusion.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            But you’re not. You’re just trying to muddle the discussion with a false argument like “PS4 is always PS4,” which it isn’t.

          • corvusmd

            Alright dude, I’ll let it go, I don’t know if you’re having a bad day or something, or he or someone put you in a bad mood before I even got into the conversation, I was only trying to help, but you seem to be taking this a little too personal. It’s not a big enough deal to me, a google search doesn’t mean anything in the long run. I was actually trying to stop a heated discusion/fanboy type argument from breaking out, but you’re not letting me do that.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I’m in a perfectly good mood. Putting down false arguments and misinformation and identifying clear elements of falsehood within them doesn’t in any way involve “having a bad day” or “taking it personal”

            If you want to “stop a heated discussion,” (not that there isn’t any need for it) you may want to try with a sound argument. “PS4 is always PS4″ simply isn’t one.

          • corvusmd

            Sounds good, then help me with the list I started above…let’s work this out.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            No need to help you, most of it is fully irrelevant.

          • corvusmd

            Now THAT is telling.

            A very clear way to get a more accurate result to help even the playing field and you call it irrelevant

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Yes. It tells that you don’t really know what people search.

            Artificially “evening the playing field” with irrelevant terms doesn’t clear anything. It just fakes results.

    • Porcu Peth

      and plenty of people use PS3..what’s your point?
      the next gen consoles are these 3. that’s what the article is about

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      No. Not really. And Xbox and Playstation aren’t pertinent to this comparison, as both terms represent a whole family of many products. We’re comparing the PS4 and the Xbox One, not the Xbox, the Xbox 360, the Xbox One, and all the PlayStation Consoles.

      • corvusmd

        I think he get’s what you mean, it’s just that when people actually do searches for Xbox products there are several different ways that they search for Xbox One, whereas PS4 is always “PS4″…so this comparison is difficult to do well at best…at least I THINK that is what he is saying.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          “PS4 is always “PS4″”

          No, not really it isn’t.

          • Thadeu Antonio Ferreira Melo

            For the first page of google results it is, that is enought for me.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            What is enough “for you” is pretty much irrelevant.

          • corvusmd

            What else is it?

            Even if the PS4 goes by other names, it’s no where near the degree to which X1 does

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            It can be PlayStation 4, PlayStation4 and more,

            I find it very interesting (and very telling) that you went as far as scraping the bottom of the barrel for ridiculously irrelevant search terms like “X1″ (which most of the times is completely unrelated to Xbox One) but can’t even think of a single alternative for PS4.

            Talk about presenting a false argument for the sake of proving a false point.

          • corvusmd

            You’re taking this WAYYYYY to personal. If you found anything “telling” you’re scraping the barrel. All I was trying to do was clear up what I felt was a confusion, by trying to reiterate what he had said…and hopefully fixing the disconnect. The point is that either way, it’s much easier to find ways to say X1 than it is to say PS4.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Sorry mate, but presenting a clearly false (and rather ridiculous) argument like “PS4 is always PS4″ doesn’t clear up anything.

            “it’s much easier to find ways to say X1 than it is to say PS4.” Lol, no it isn’t. It’s just as easy.

          • corvusmd

            PS4
            Playstation 4
            Playstation4
            Playstation

            X1
            Xbone
            Xbox One
            Xbox 1
            Xbox1
            XboxOne
            Xbox
            Xbox 720 (very rare cases)
            XB1

            Please keep this list going….add to it in case I’m missing something

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Most of those search terms are irrelevant. People won’t search Xbone, Xbox1 and the most obscure ones, they won’t search X1 when they look for Xbox One because it means entirely different things. They’ll search Xbox One, because it’s a very simple, specific and widely accepted way to call the console. Exactly like they won’t use PlayStation 4.

            Again, you’re grasping at straws to muddle the discussion.

          • corvusmd

            That’s not true..I almost NEVER type Xbox One, I use just Xbox or X1…hell most of the time I type Xb….then click the link I want.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            What “you” do is irrelevant.

            “you” are not a statistic.

          • corvusmd

            Yes I am…I am One statistic.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            You may want to go check what “statistic” means on a dictionary. You’re one. And one person is not statistically relevant.

            And if you’re trying to make things more clear (which you aren’t, mind you), you’re going the wrong way around it.

            False arguments and “this is relevant because I do it” aren’t exactly the right way to clear anything.

          • corvusmd

            I was using “statistic” loosely. What I do IS relevant in this case…it’s about a popularity vote about a group of which I am part of…a gamer that searches for gaming news online…sometimes through google. If you’re looking for an accurate outcome, it’d behoove you to do it in a way that gets the most complete results. I’m honestly not sure why you aren’t in favor of that.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            You’re one gamer. One gamer is not statistically relevant.

            And using irrelevant factors to muddle a discussion is not in any way conducive to getting an accurate outcome.

          • corvusmd

            I agree that I by myself am not statistically relevant….however, what makes you think I’m the only one that does things this way? That’s kinda my point….where is your proof that “Xbox One” is the most popular way to search for Xbox related news….ESP in a way where people typically click the link before finishing what they are typing. It’s much faster to type PS4 than Xbox One….most people would stop at Xbo….. then click whatever link pops up.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            You seriously have no idea of what people do, and your list is a clear indication of that.

            “Xbox One” is a very short search term, and gives the most accurate results. People don’t care very much to have to wade through tons of crap to get what they want, and 7 letters won’t stop them.

            Now, here’s a suggestion. If you think this article is inaccurate (it isn’t), you’re entrely free to go write your own.

            At the moment the back and forth and attempts to misinformation and muddling the argument have gone way past the threshold, and any further attempt in that direction will result in a ban.

          • corvusmd

            “You seriously have no idea of what people do, and your list is a clear indication of that.” …right back at ‘cha….but then again this is my whole point. I admit that I have no idea what everyone does, but you and I are in the same boat, but I didn’t write an article about it. Esp when we can easily find SEVERAL variations of how people MAY do this. A google search typically takes three letters to start a quality search….PS4…when searching Xbox One, you have no way to determine how many people type Xbo…then click a link (like I know I personally almost always do).

            All I am saying is that…the ONLY thing I know about this is that there are too many variables.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            When there are too many variables, you exclude the irrelevant ones. You don’t go searching for more.

            And with this the discussion can be considered closed.

          • corvusmd

            In a popularity vote there is no such thing as an “irrelevant one”, the best solution is to include them all. HOWEVER, I fully admit that I understand what you were trying to do and why….but it’s difficult to do well at best…probably nearly impossible. I honestly didn’t give it much care until you accused me of trying to muddle things, and trying to belittle me in other ways for simply trying to clarify things. If you would have named your article something along the lines of “A search of these specific keywords yields these results…” I probably wouldn’t have even made a comment at all. The guy I was trying to help “clarify” I would have expected to read the title and let it go.

          • corvusmd

            Not sure that is where you wanna “end” it

          • linkanton

            dude check xbox vs xbox one at google trends and see how wrong you are

          • They Call Me Senpai

            He’d still be right, actually.

          • corvusmd

            “a number that represents a piece of information (such as information about how often something is done, how common something is, etc.)” i.e. How often I google search Xbox

          • They Call Me Senpai

            Well then, maybe next time a chart will be made based on how often you as an individual search “Xbox” as opposed to “PS4″ and “Wii U”.

          • corvusmd

            Not what I am asking or hoping for….you may want to read the whole conversation first.

          • corvusmd

            Please stop trying to belittle what I am saying, I’m not trying to muddle anything, I’m actually trying to make it more clear.

          • Sucka Free

            You use X1? there are lots of things that use X1 in it name or product code so I imagine you must get lots of random hits. And Xbox by itself would include all 3 models

            For example:

          • corvusmd

            Yes it would…but when typing Xbox in the search it presents you with articles….typically mostly about X1 these days…then you’d click the article you want.

          • Sucka Free

            did you refresh and see the screen? I didn’t get a single Xbox related hit on the first page of an “X1″ search

          • corvusmd

            I’m talking about Xbox/Xbo

            I wasn’t clear in my original post I admit, I mean that I call it X1…not Xbox One.

          • Sucka Free

            But you said “X1″

          • corvusmd

            I know…but I also said Xbox. I was juggling a few comments at once. I was trying to say that I don’t even call it Xbox One really. I usually call it X1 or Xbox when talking to friends…when I type I typically only type xbo…. then click the link that pops up…or I search a specific game….etc.

          • Sucka Free

            I’m not building anything, I’m merely showing the results of what you were saying.

          • corvusmd

            You’re trying way too hard….let it go

          • Sucka Free

            Ok, then so are you…

          • corvusmd

            I never said “Xb”

          • Sucka Free

            yes you did, same as where you said X1.


            That’s not true..I almost NEVER type Xbox One, I use just Xbox or X1…hell most of the time I type Xb….then click the link I want.

            but like I said, I let it go because you said you made a mistake and I was perfectly willing to accept that but you accuse me of “focusing on the most minute detail to try and discredit” you…

          • corvusmd

            XB works fine for me….Ah, Point to you, I see your confusion…fair enough I typed Xb…but the point was more to show stopping in the progress of typing Xbox…not that I SPECIFICALLY type Xb…either way it works for me, even though I honestly never stop at just Xb

          • Sucka Free

            Yeah, nice. Your autocomplete fills in Xbox for you. Imagine that, but where are the hits?

          • corvusmd

            My point…no hits at all, people that use this method don’t register in the count.

          • corvusmd

            ..and for the record I NEVER type Xbox Live or XBMC…so those aren’t there because of Auto-Complete

          • Sucka Free

            Yeah, because they have to turn around and use a search string that actually produces the results they want, not links to the Scion XB

          • corvusmd

            Awesome, I agree. What happened to this whole thing about you “not trying to discredit me”? Seems like you’re trying really hard.

          • corvusmd

            You’re still on this strawman argument kick…I see that you can’t ACTUALLY discredit me, but let this go, it’s looking desperate getting over specific about misspellings and/or something that was supposed to be more about showing “how” I do it, rather than specifically what I do…

          • Sucka Free

            Of course I didn’t discredit you, know why? I was never trying to. I was simply pointing out the discrepancy of what you said, nothing more.
            You fabricated this argument out of nothing

          • corvusmd

            Oh ok, my bad, see you later

          • Sucka Free

            *pfft*

          • corvusmd

            “Not my fault you don’t have the wit to keep up. But I see that baby is getting angry so I’ll let you off the hook” I didn’t realize that this is how you talk to your mother when NOT trying to discredit someone.

          • Sucka Free

            yeah, after you accused me several times of making strawmen. Anyway, I can see you have too much of your self esteem tied to this so I’ll let you go on believing whatever it is you want.

          • corvusmd

            Ok

          • corvusmd

            I only used the word “strawman” once before you said that…

          • Sucka Free

            nope, twice

          • corvusmd

            Twice in total…once before that comment of yours

          • Sucka Free

            I expected you to dispute it, you dispute everything. So I compiled this: (be sure to check the timestamps)

          • Sucka Free

            you went on to use it a couple more times after that too.

          • corvusmd

            Meh, Whatever….you’re still on this strawman kick anyway…or else you wouldn’t care about a little thing like this….it’s actually the EXACT definition of what you say you aren’t doing. Now you have two points, well done. Now please try and make an ACTUAL point

          • corvusmd

            ….actually…forget it, there is no point and keeping this conversation going. You win, have a nice day.

          • someguy

            I read everything.. and I honestly believe you lack common sense

          • Sucka Free

            Not really, he’s just desperately dodging the point

          • someguy

            True

          • Sucka Free

            And I think he needs to revisit his definition of the term “strawman”

          • corvusmd

            Ok, you make a solid point.

          • Sucka Free

            But for the sake of this statistic, “Xbo” doesn’t work either because again, the entire Xbox brand, all three consoles use those same 3 letters whereas PS4 is specific to a single console

          • corvusmd

            Then your google doesn’t work as well as mine…don’t know what to tell you. Your strawman argument isn’t going anywhere.

          • Sucka Free

            Not my fault you don’t have the wit to keep up. But I see that baby is getting angry so I’ll let you off the hook

          • corvusmd

            Ahhh..strawman AND name calling…I can see you’re a quality person that can form a reasonable argument.

          • corvusmd

            If ANYTHING, I’m lettin you off the hook…you’re not looking good.

          • Sucka Free

            Whatever you need to tell yourself

          • corvusmd

            Keep goin….you’re doing great!! Keep dancing around what I actually said, then focusing on the most minute detail to try and discredit me, then get mad and call me names when you realize you can’t….what’s next? More name calling?

          • Sucka Free

            that’s the part that you enjoy best, isn’t it? You were acting petulant so I pointed it out. Accusing me of fabricating a strawman when you couldn’t dispute my point. Fact is that ANYONE searching for any information about any model of Xbox would us “Xbo” in the search string but who is the one dodging that?

          • corvusmd

            …the author of this article…that’s THE whole point of everything I was saying.

          • James

            Google is Geo-targeted, basically meaning you get slightly different results depending where you live.

            So no, Google doesn’t work better for some and not so for others lol

          • corvusmd

            Ok, thanks. That actually helps my original point.

          • someguy

            See that’s your problem that “you” call it X1 but by the google search pages X1 doesn’t even remotely mention the Xbox one on the first page so really………..what’s your point.

          • corvusmd

            Read the whole conversation…I don’t have time to explain it to you

          • Sucka Free

            You couldn’t even if you wanted to

          • corvusmd

            You’re doing a GREAT job of not trying to discredit me….couldn’t even if you wanted to/

            Please stop pitching up grapefruits….you’re really not looking good.

          • Sucka Free

            You’re discrediting yourself, I had nothing to do with it.

          • Michael Mullis

            No they won’t. You’re sticking to a false narrative to push an agenda story for clicks. Now grant you, the name of the site is “Dualshockers” so I don’t think many people here are shocked. But I doubt the majority of people are typing out “Xbox One” but only typing “PS4″. They just aren’t. I would bet more people are typing “Xbox” than “Xbox One”.

          • someguy

            do you even use the internet to search often

          • Big Boss

            I type Xbox One into google when Im searching for things about it. I only use PS4 because typing PlayStation 4 is too tedious.

          • James

            People are lazy – they’ll just type the shortest phrase for it.

            Google own tool, Google Keyword Planner show you exactly how many times people are searching these phrases and you see that Xbox one and PS4 are the most searched phrases…

          • James

            You wanna know how times people are searching for these phrases?

            If so, just Google Keyword Planner and it’ll tell you EXACTLY how times a month people are searching these terms.

          • They Call Me Senpai

            No he’s right, people will type “Xbox One” if that’s what they’re looking for. Just like how people aren’t just going to search “PlayStation” if they’re looking for the PS4. So it looks like you’re the only one sticking to a false narrative.

            Also, the name of the site has nothing to do with their preferences. If so, then most of the editors wouldn’t have a PC or multiple next-gen consoles and they’d be a PlayStation only site. Now please, play another card because that one has long been rendered ineffective.

          • linkanton

            try xbox vs xbox one and you’ll see what the poster means.

            anyway, please be more responsible with your writing. maybe study the tools you use first?

          • They Call Me Senpai

            He’s being very responsible, you just don’t like the result.

          • James

            Here’s how many times the most popular search terms got searched in Google last month…

            ps4: 6,120,000
            playstation 4: 2,740,000
            Xbox One: 5,000,000
            Xbox 1: 110,000
            X1: 74,000

          • corvusmd

            K, now throw in Xbox…seems like most people looking for X1 related stuff would actually use “Xbox” then being as the majority of news Xbox related is X1…then simply click the link

          • Dan

            I find it very interesting (and very telling) that you went as far as scraping the bottom of the barrel for a ridiculously irrelevant topic such as “most search results”

            All you are doing is making the fanboy war worse. Clearly you like Playstation, but who cares if one as more search results. In fact let me ask you this, will the fact that the PS4 has more search results make the system more fun to use? Is it a substitute for the release of games?

          • superkarma
          • They Call Me Senpai

            I guess he found it next to your desperate comment.

          • Gekko36

            This article doesn’t make me feel any different about buying, playing and loving my Xbox one.

            I didn’t buy a PS4 because I don’t like the Japanese death grip on the global electronics market. If Sony were a Korean based firm I’d probably buy one.

        • rllintrllin

          Wow. I don’t know this went on for so long lol. It’s pretty simple and obvious. People will use the search term they see on game boxes, console boxes, tv commercials, etc. which is “Xbox One” and “PS4″…..

  • Porcu Peth

    I only wish Vita was a part of this domination. Such a great handheld and even has plenty of great games but… but… :(
    At least PS4 is king.

    • corvusmd

      It is my opinion that cheering for domination in the gaming world is a bad idea…competition drives the best out of all the companies.

      • They Call Me Senpai

        The PS2 dominated and look what happened, Nintendo and Microsoft were forced to up their game in the next gen.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

        cheering about domination is competition. It makes these companies see what we like and what we want as gamers and so then they start too see what their competition does and try too base some of their games and consoles off that. Sony took Sega out of the picture. Made Nintendo the laughing stock of the gaming industry (i still love Nintendo FYI) and made Xbox barely survive each generation and having to step up its game whenever a new generation starts.

    • Alter

      Yeah, they need to plan out a better handheld support both 1st and 3rd party.

  • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

    Say it with me now: Based Sony.

    All others should just drop out now. It’s embarrassing, especially those Xbots. They’ll never catch up. We’re at glorious PS2 sales levels again.

    Sony cares for all of you, just switch to a PS4 and you’ll be truly based and on the winning team.

    • Sucka Free

      Hilarious, SkinnyAssGamer upvotes you, having no clue that you’re a reverse troll

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

        what do you mean reverse troll?

        • Sucka Free

          Means that he’s not really a Playstation fan, he’s just trolling by acting like the most extreme kind of fanboy.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

            how do you know he is trolling or just acting like one though?

          • Sucka Free

            I didn’t catch on right away but if you pay close attention to how he say things….

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

            i feel so betrayed now :(

          • Sucka Free

            go back and look at his history.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

            i guess? I don’t really know though? Its hard to tell just by reading words on the screen.

        • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

          I see myself being labeled that a lot lately.
          My views closely resemble that of others on this very site, yet they aren’t called out as trolls.

          Okay, so maaaaybe I can get a little carried away with my words but the meanings behind them are practically the same as others. I blame my more hyperbolic posts on the constant unjust hate the PS4 is getting from the real trolls.

          • Sucka Free

            You know how to stay in character, I’ll give you that.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

            i don’t know. what you are. if your a reverse troll or a legit Sony Fan. i’m going to stay out of this. Since i can’t tell the difference.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

            try wording your comments differently that way people don’t get the idea your a reverse troll then. maybe that will help.

    • Black Heaven

      Pardon me, but this is bugging me for a while now…
      Legitimate question: What does “Based Sony” mean?
      Is it some kind of full devotion to Sony? Kinda like the base or foundation of a structure.

      • http://www.sony.com Based Sony

        Ever heard of Based God?
        Same thing.

  • Alter
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyAssGamer100 SkinnyAssGamer

    Its sad that Wii U isn’t as popular as the Xbox one according to these charts. Very under rated console. deserves to be #2 instead of last place in my opinion. the rest? we come to expect already if you haven’t been paying attention, Ps4 has been outselling like crazy with the Xbox One sitting on the shelf. Nothing to surprising the PS4 has been on Beast Mode since Day one it launched. and will probably never look back now.

  • Kanok Timkhlai

    Xbox One? lol They got Don Mattrick effect.

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    Wow, all this “my console is selling fast, therefore my console is better” from the “dominant” party(you know them well) makes me just wanna sit here and have a:

    http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/jon-stewart-colbert-bravo.gif

    Now if you’ll excuse me, if people wants to join me with a cup of coffee, you’re always welcome to hop in.

    • Sucka Free

      I’ll take a triple shot of espresso, thanks :)

      • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

        Sure thing my friend. You have to pay for your own though. =P

  • linkanton

    The basis for the articles conclusion is so misguided though. try doing the same using “xbox” and you will see that the graphs the article presented is so wrong. most people use the search term xbox for xbox one, while most people use ps4 for ps4. this is proven by checking what news headline correlates with the increase in views.

    it’s just poor journalism by an author who thought he new what he was doing when he wrote the article. anyway, Nintendo all the way!

    • Sucka Free

      True, but the using “xbox” is also used for searches of the other two consoles, whereas PS4 is specific to the single console.

      • linkanton

        but you see, when you compare xbox vs xbox one, the trends are the same, showing that a lot more people use “xbox” to search for xbox one. you can also look at news headlines where there is an increase in xbox searches and you will see that the headline si about the xbox one.

        • Sucka Free

          I’m sure that’s true, but when you think about it, there are just as many people (maybe more) out there that are doing Xbox or Xbox360 searches, “xbox” is a wild card for all three and the millions of searches for each. That would completely skew the results

          • linkanton

            so what do we get from this? making conclusions based from simple google trends queries is misguided, much more when you make an article out of it,

          • Sucka Free

            I agree, in fact the results means nothing to me at all, but if we’re to be fair, the only way to be sure the numbers indicate searches for a specific xbox is to use the full name. It’s just a consequence of the naming of that brand. can’t be helped

          • linkanton

            Fair enough. well then, have a nice day :)

          • Sucka Free

            You too ;D

  • Lennox

    I want to see the graphs for Xbox article comments vs. PS article comments.

  • Gary Ryckewaert

    I wish the Wii U got more respect. It is a great console, I don’t get the bashing at all. I love the gamepad, it’s kinda like a DS second screen for maps and whatnot. The console is able to push out awesome looking games, not up to PS4 or XB1 levels but come on you can barely see a difference. Graphics are only going to get so good and then gamers will have to look at other things to decide which system to buy. Nintendo blew it with the name and a poor marketing campaign. They also blew it with the lack of games the first year. The system now has built up a nice library but I don’t think Nintendo gets that they need a STEADY STREAM of new games. I am glad the Wii U has started picking up in sales because it deserves to be a hit. I find it interesting that U.S. gaming sites don’t really discuss that the Wii U is outselling the PS4 regularly in Japan. The PS4 is actually selling worse than the Wii U at the same point in it’s lifecycle. Another interesting thing is that the XB 360 was the go to system here in the states for hardcore gamers last generation and now it is trailing Sony by a pretty big margin in this next generation.

  • James

    I was watching Google trends on these keywords last year and it was really interesting.

    Before the PS4/X1 reveals, basically it was xbox 720 (remember that) that was kickin’ PS4 ass in search popularity.

    Just goes to show how much MS ballsed up the X1 and it’s pre-launch…

  • superkarma

    Gotta admit, it’s pretty amusing to see the Xbox fanboys getting upset over silly Google search keywords. Never mind the fact that the Playstation brand outsold the Xbox brand 3:1 worldwide last quarter, but they want to sit here and argue about how these google keywords don’t mean anything. A lot of straw pulling, that’s for sure.

  • Dennis Djoenz

    Well well well….wouldn’t it be funny..people googling ps4 all the time and be like where are the freaking games?! lol

    PS4 games…I could check it out Google Add words/keyword planner.

  • MnFnGamer

    Ps4 is kicking butt again! I wonder what happens when steam machines drop?

    • Carl

      Nothing special will happen when Steam Machines launch. Some Asster Race people will buy them, but the majority of gamers will just buy a console.

      • MnFnGamer

        I don’t know, if it is more impressive than these consoles I can see them selling, 1080p and 60fps seems popular among gamers and casuals alike with that said I’m interested to see what happens,bigger library, lower prices for games slightly higher specs than consoles….. Excellent(rubs hands like mr.burns)

        • Carl

          It’s not just about 1080p or 60 fps, not even 4K. It’s about the price vs. performance ratio. If you want much better graphics than any console, you should buy a $1.500+ Steam Machine/PC (in order to achieve Very High/Ultra quality graphics and so on), not a $500 one because the graphics differences will be zero. If you are not willing/able to spend so much money, then you should better buy a console of your choice.

        • Jecht_Sin

          Only that the SteamBox doesn’t have a bigger library. Well, technically it does including all older games (about 200 in total I’ve read), but talking about new games it has an handful of them, since it runs on Linux.

          • MnFnGamer

            There are games coming to steam almost every day if it’s like a PC then there will be a dumb huge library soon but older games I can agree with you on we will see a dumb amount of those too

  • TRICO

    Glad to see Ps4 doing great

    Unfortunately things not go well for other sony products the they might closing down their smartphone business according to them chinese have the market with cheap low prices and sony keep lowering the exceptions for sale numbers (i thinks it was 57 mil last year now its 43) so all that remains is gaming market (which the said its doing very well) tv,music,and filmes this is very sad after what happen to vaio but they are aiming for maximum profit to survive in this hellhole business market even big american companies had the most loss in last six months chinese have the market more than ever no wonder all the rich people i’d seen were chinese people

  • RealityCheck2013

    I don’t get the reason why there is another Xbox Console out in the 1st place for :D

    • corvusmd

      It’s actually better than the PS4 honestly.

  • Jeff Maxwell

    Quite obviously an urban legend!!

    • Jecht_Sin

      What? o.0

  • Stranger On The Road

    google search = how do I fix/do xxx on yyyy :-)

    many gamers know where to look for/follow gaming information; so if they use a search engine then it is for solving a problem and/or looking for a cheat/hint/walkthrough.

    As for youtube, I don’t know why would somebody lookup the platform instead of the actual game; but to each their own.

    just my take :-)

  • Dennis Djoenz

    I have witnessed the true definition of the word “Butthurt” and the proof is in this thread.

    LMAO!!!!!!!

    • corvusmd

      Seriously, I was surprised too how defensive he got for being called out on using poor research methods.

      • superkarma

        Almost as defensive as you trying to downplay this.

        • corvusmd

          Not really….did you read the whole conversation? Or just jump in at the end and try to “defensively downplay” what I am saying? It started with a guy trying to explain that this article is hardly scientific. The author took exception, which he is entitled to do, all I did was try to explain what I thought the guy was trying to do in order to stop a “fight”. Instead the author attacked me as well when all I was trying to do was help. In the end, I didn’t say “remove this garbage piece” or anything like that…I just simply said that he may want to consider renaming the article or making a point that this is only based on a few key search words, not all available options.

          In the end, even a die hard fanboy shouldn’t care about this, it’s just a google search really. It’d be like trying to prove sales by Amazon rankings…if that were the case, back in March inFamous would have destroyed Titanfall.

          • superkarma

            It’s pretty obvious (to anyone with common sense) that this article is based on a few key search words. They’re at the top of each graph, clear as day. You Xbox fanboys (don’t attempt to throw out the “I have a PS4 too so I’m not a fanboy!” argument) got all up in arms about this very simple factoid because it didn’t favor your console of choice. The fact is, the “PS4″ keyword is more popular than “Xbox One” keyword. Accept that and move on.

            I personally don’t give a damn about these results, one way or the other. It’s silly to argue over such idiotic things…like which 1 has the most searched keywords. Get over it. If you want something to argue about, go argue about PS3/PS4 outselling 360/X1 by a 3:1 ratio last quarter. At least that has substance…but not this.

      • demfax

        Uhh he’s talking about you, the butthurt microsoft fanboy unwilling to accept the reality that PS4 is much more popular than Xbox.

        • corvusmd

          Huh???? I’m not even close to butthurt…sounds more like you are than I am. You’re the one trying to make a fanboy war out of this. I admit I like X1 more than my PS4, but I love all the consoles. If you go back to the beginning of the convo you’ll see that ALL I was trying to do was clarify what someone else said and point out that there are way too many variables. In all honesty I don’t care about a Google search…why would I?

          Sorry, bud, I think you’re seeing way more than is actually there. I think your fanboy colors are showing.

        • corvusmd

          p.s. How can you name yourself “demfax” and clearly have no idea about facts?

  • Ice

    This have got to be my favorite headline, like ever.

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