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Here’s another way the PS4 has an early edge over Xbox One

PlayStation 4 Xbox One Searches

The early battles of the 2013 console wars have been largely a draw so far, with early sales figures suggesting that the PlayStation 4 has a very slight edge over the Xbox One. However, sales may not be the only area where Sony’s new console is just barely beating Microsoft — it looks as though the PS4 has persistently generated more online buzz among gamers this year as well.

Google this week has released its report on the most searched-for words and terms of 2013 and found that the PlayStation 4 beat out the Xbox One on its consumer electronics searches chart. In fact, the PlayStation 4 even made the top 10 overall searches of the year, which was something that the Xbox One failed to accomplish.

That said, the Xbox One isn’t that far behind since it ranked No. 4 in consumer electronics searches this year while the PS4 ranked No.3. And seeing how close the current current battle for console supremacy is at the moment, both Microsoft and Sony have to be happy that their new gaming systems are both generating considerable search traffic — unlike, say, Nintendo’s Wii U that didn’t land in the consumer electronics top 10 this year and that couldn’t even crack the consumer electronics top 10 last year when it was launched.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.