Could gamers be more interested in the PS4 than the Xbox One? The Xbox One was introduced during an event held by Microsoft last week. Since Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox One, many gamers have voiced concerns about the Xbox One’s policy toward used games and its always-on requirements. Both of these issues persist, and a Microsoft executive essentially acknowledged them when he said that the Xbox One’s “policy decisions are still being finalized.”
We’ve uncovered some current data from Google that suggests gamers may now be much more interested in the PS4 than the Xbox One (The PS4 is set to be unveiled by Sony on June 10th). I looked at Google Adwords’ “Find keywords” tool, which tells you how many searches a keyword gets per month. Here’s what I saw when I typed in Xbox One.
According to Google Adwords, Xbox One has only gotten 201,000 searches this month. In fairness, the world has only known that the next Xbox would be called Xbox One for about a week-and-a half. Still, considering that 8.45 million people tuned into the Xbox One reveal event, according to Microsoft, we’re surprised that the number is as low as it is.
Then, I entered “ps4” into Google Adwords. Here’s how popular that search term is in comparison.
“PS4” is searched for 2,740,000 times per month, according to Google, while “xbox one” is searched for only 201,000 times per month. However, the world has known the name of the PS4 much longer than it has known about the Xbox One’s name, which was commonly referred to as the Xbox 720 prior to Microsoft’s reveal event. So, what happened when Xbox 720 was entered into Google Adwords?
According to Google, “Xbox 720” is searched for 1,500,000 times per month. While that seems like a much more accurate representation of overall interest in the Xbox One than the previous figure, that’s still 1,240,000 fewer searches than what PS4 gets per month.
What do you think of this data from Google? Are you more interested in the PS4 than the Xbox One? Let us know in the comment section below.