It’s a war that’s raged on amongst the gaming communities for decades; which console is top dog? via Declutter blog
Forget Trump or Clinton; we wanted to find out just where America stands on these two gaming goliaths. Is it Xbox One or PS4?
Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 – Going head to head
The dispute over consoles came to a head in November 2013, when the PS4 and Xbox One were unveiled to the world, just seven days apart.
PS4 might be killing it with worldwide sales at 35.9million to Xbox One’s 20million, but what’s the situation at home? Using Google Search Data we looked at which states searched the most for which console: PS4 or Xbox One.
Surprisingly, it turns out we aren’t as torn on our gaming searches as our politics, with the US-made Xbox One topping the list in every state. That’s aside from one very important state in the gaming and tech world.
Home to Silicon Valley, California is the spiritual home of technology. It seems Californians are all about their PS4. Is there something developers and tech pioneers know that we don’t? Are Apple, Google and Tesla employees deliberately choosing a console that won’t see money going into Microsoft pockets?
We also investigated which brand is the most popular overall.
Launched in December 1994, PlayStation had an almost seven year advantage to become the favorite gaming brand.
However, despite being launched in November 2001, our research suggests Xbox is still the most popular in the US, with PlayStation topping the searches in just 15 of the 50 states.
Interestingly it seems PlayStation terms are searched more in certain areas, such as the West Coast, topping the polls in California, Oregon and Nevada. Which is a similar story in the South East states such as Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
It also topped the polls in metropolitan cities New York and Washington, whereas Xbox dominated the searches across the majority of the east and Central America.
So there it is America.
The Nerdy Bit
Research was carried out on 03/03/2016
Terms researched were:
We used the Google Keyword Planning Tool to get an estimated number of searches for each of the above terms on a state by state basis.
Search trends data covers the last 12 months of searches, giving the average number of searches per term.
For the device map, the devices with the highest overall average number of searches was considered to be the most searched.
For the brand map, searches for the relevant products were aggregated on a state by state basis across the two brands.
|New Hampshire||Xbox One||Xbox|
|New Jersey||Xbox One||Xbox|
|New Mexico||Xbox One||Xbox|
|New York||Xbox One||Playstation|
|North Carolina||Xbox One||Xbox|
|North Dakota||Xbox One||Xbox|
|Rhode Island||Xbox One||Xbox|
|South Carolina||Xbox One||Xbox|
|South Dakota||Xbox One||Xbox|
|West Virginia||Xbox One||Xbox|