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Among Us was the most searched game on Google in 2020; PlayStation 5 beats essential items

Google outlined “most-searched” video games in 2020 along with the popularity of gaming consoles. Let’s check the latest video game-related data for 2020 from the search giant here.

The end of 2020 is just hours away and we believe that it is the right time for a recap. Looking at the year, the defining moment is likely the global pandemic, coronavirus, COVID-19. The pandemic resulted in lockdown across the globe which led to some interesting trends and revivals. As reported previously, this period helped the popularity of gaming across the board. We saw people spending more time playing games to reconnect with their friends and family.

Beyond the rise of gaming, 2020 was also the year when we got the much-anticipated next-gen consoles. This includes the Xbox Series X, Series S, and the Sony PlayStation 5 lineup. This affinity towards gaming extended to other sections of the internet as highlighted in a recent Google report. The report noted the “most-searched” video games in 2020 along with the popularity of gaming consoles. Let’s check the latest video game-related data for 2020 from the search giant here.

Among Us was the most searched game, details

According to the 2020 Google Trends data, Among Us topped the list of “most searched” games. The company shared a list of ten video games as part of the list including Fall Guys, and Valorant. We also saw Genshin Impact, Ghost of Tsushima, Animal Crossing, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. The list also included The Last of Us 2, Madden NFL 2021, along Jackbox. This interest extended to general all-time search queries in 2020. For context, PlayStation 5 was the tenth most searched term for the year. In addition to the general search terms, gaming dictated the “Where to buy” section for the year.

As per the data, people searched for “Where to buy PS5” the most on Google Search. PlayStation 5 closely followed by toilet paper and face masks. “Where to buy Xbox Series X” is on the fifth spot and “Where to buy Nintendo Switch” on the seventh. The rest of the list focused on COVID-19 related products. It is worth noting that all these search term lists are talking about the trends in the United States. The trends are likely to be different for the Indian market. However, Google has not shared any details about the “most searched games” or “where to buy” details for India.