Switch and NES Classic top PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro and Xbox One in 2016 Google searches | Nintendo Wire

Nintendo seems to be making headlines and topping charts all over the place these days, and we’re happy to report that this new piece of data really solidifies the company’s presence in the world of tech. According to Venture Beat, the Switch was the most Googled video game console of 2016. While this might not come as a surprise to those who have followed the Switch (codenamed NX for the longest time), it’s still quite a feat in itself. Considering that the Switch was only officially revealed by Nintendo this October – just two months ago – the fact that it beat out other popular, more recently released consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S is quite the accomplishment.

The good news doesn’t end there, as the Switch wasn’t the only Nintendo console that made waves in Google charts. The NES Classic Edition was the second most Googled gaming system. With the retro mini still in high demand and hard to find, this news probably doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, the holiday season is here and this is the perfect time of the year to grasp onto that nostalgia through favorite classic video games.

Have a look at the full list of the top ten most Google consumer-electronics tech products:

1. iPhone SE
2. iOS 10
3. Google Pixel
4. iPhone 7 Plus
5. Nintendo Switch
6. iPhone 7
7. NES Classic Edition
8. Galaxy S7
9. PlayStation VR
10. PS4 Pro

The Switch is due out in March, which is fast approaching. Nintendo has plans to show off the console during several events in January, which will undoubtedly raise the hype for it even more. And it’s more than likely that the momentum it’s already garnered this year will only continue throughout 2017.

Leave a Comment

Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

LaurenInquirer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.