2017 was definitely a big year for the video game industry -- not only because of all the great games we've gotten to play, but also because of the release of two brand new consoles thanks to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X. If there was any question as to whether or not these systems actually made a splash, look no further than Google!
The company released their annual search report this week, detailing some of the most searched-for terms on the entire internet. And it seems that both the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X were in the top 5 search terms for consumer technology -- at number 3 and 5, respectively. That's fairly impressive in a category that is normally eaten up by smartphones (and for reference, the other 3 items were the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, and the Samsung Galaxy S8).
Considering what we know about the Switch, all that consumer interest has definitely translated into loads of sales. We're still waiting on Microsoft to release some totals for Xbox One X -- but this is another pretty good indication that consumers have been very much interested.