Nintendo Switch Beats Xbox One X In Top Google Searches For 2017

But it was the iPhone 8 that was the top Consumer Tech search.

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As it does every year, Google has now published its "Year In Search" charts, revealing the top search queries for 2017. Video games made it into one of the mainline categories, Consumer Tech, and the Nintendo Switch outpaced the Xbox One X.

Nintendo Switch is No. 3 overall in the Consumer Tech category, followed by Xbox One X at No. 5. No other video game consoles made the Top 10 list. The top Consumer Tech search for 2017 was the iPhone 8, followed by the iPhone X. Nintendo's console coming in third behind those two massively popular devices is still impressive. This list and the others are based on search terms that spiked in traffic this year as compared to 2016.

It makes sense that the Switch would pace above Xbox One X, given that Nintendo's hybrid console is a completely new device whereas Microsoft's system is a more modest evolution of something that came before it. The Nintendo Switch was released in March while the Xbox One X hit store shelves in November.

Top Consumer Tech Searches On Google In 2017

  1. iPhone 8
  2. iPhone X
  3. Nintendo Switch
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8
  5. Xbox One X
  6. Nokia 3310
  7. Razer Phone
  8. Oppo F5
  9. OnePlus 5
  10. Nokia 6

You can check out Google's full Year in Search charts here. In addition to the overall top searches, some of the other categories include People, Actors, Elections, How To, Losses, Movies, Music, and more.

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