The Sony Playstation 5 is the most popular gaming console, this is according to a report by Futbin.com. The PS5 was the most googled gaming console in 103 countries, translating to a market share of 56pc with Nintendo Switch & the Xbox taking up first runners-up and second runners up respectively.
EA Sports FIFA22 was the most popular sports video game having been ranked as the most googled game in 141 countries, translating to a market share of 78.8%. Pes 2022 comes in second being the most googled game in 12 countries.
The PS5 accounted for the most Google searches about gaming consoles in 103 countries out of a sample of 184 countries indicating the PS5 dominance in the gaming consoles market.
The Nintendo Switch finished a distant second with the highest popularity in 36 countries. This equates to almost 19.6% of Google search over a 12-month period.
The Xbox and PS4 rank highest in popularity in 30 and 11 countries respectively. They have virtually no chance of challenging the PS5 for the most popularity.
In terms of games, the following ten products are the most popular based on Google searches around the world over a 12-month period:
- FIFA 22
- PES 22
- PES 21
- NBA 2K22
- eFootball 22
- Rocket League
- Cricket 22
- FIFA 23
- WWE 2k22
The starkest fact is the dominance of FIFA 22 which accounts for almost 78.8% of countries in the sample where it was the most popular video game after Google searches. The analysis took place in 179 countries and FIFA 22 came out on top in 141 of those countries. Again, that dominance is akin to a monopoly. Also, soccer is so widely popular, that it’s hard to envisage any change.