The Nexus 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and several Apple gadgets, including an unannounced iPhone 6, also made the top 10 list.
Google is arguably the world’s most popular search engine, and millions of people input millions of words (that are mostly comprised of “cat” and “porn”) into it every day. Every year, Google compiles a “Zeitgeist” of the most popular terms that year. The list has a section for gadgets, and in the US list, Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, released last month, is right up there on top. Microsoft’s Xbox One, on the other hand, doesn’t even rank in the top 10.
Five of the other top 10 spots are occupied by Apple products, including the “iPhone 6” at number 10 – a product that hasn’t even been announced yet. The Nexus 5, Google Chromecast (a kind of streaming media player from Google), HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 round out the rest of the top ten.
When you expand the list’s criteria to worldwide, the PS4 drops to number three, behind the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5s. Interestingly, the Xbox One appears at number four in the worldwide search list, and is followed by the Nexus 5, HTC One, iPad Air, Blackberry 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Nokia Lumia 1020.
So what does this tell us? The average Joe in America doesn’t care about the Xbox (but loves Apple)? Maybe all of the Xbox fans have simply decided that they were going to buy the machine and didn’t bother Googling it? It’s interesting to see Xbox One scoring higher overseas than in America, especially given that some of it’s most-touted features are unavailable overseas.
What have you been putting into Google this year?