The Toyzone analyzed Google search data from around the world to see which toys and games consoles people are searching for in 170 countries. You can find the full console map as well as lists for the most searched for 90s toys, TV toys, classic toys, board games, dolls, building and construction toys, and superhero toys as well as their methodology here. Here are the basics of how each console did:
Sony’s PlayStation dominates the world map as the most-searched console brand in 112 countries.
The PS4 is number one in 71 countries
The PS3 remains popular, mostly in African and Asian markets.
Xboxes of various models are top in 40 countries
Nintendo is most-searched in 18 countries worldwide
I wonder a lot about if the difficulty of acquiring a PlayStation 5 skewed those results though. If more people are searching more often to try and get their hands on it, then it’s not necessarily suggesting that the console is more popular than the others. But regardless, it’s a fun map to look around at. Which console is your favorite? Are you still fighting in the great console wars?