Analytical Lead YouTube-channel Sundellviz published a video dedicated to popular games. On the map of Europe, he plotted the games that from 2004 to 2022 were in the lead in Google-requests in each country.
The creator of the video took resource data as a basis Google Trends, and added information about high-profile releases and games that topped the bestseller list. And the video demonstrates that the real interest of the players does not always correlate with these aspects.
The five games that appear most frequently in the summary infographic are: Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto (as game series) Fortnite and Counter-Strike (as a game series). These games have maintained their position for many years.
The author of the study is Anders Sandell, a political scientist at the University of Gothenburg. At work, he studies political representation, and for fun, he makes a variety of videos demonstrating trends and changes in countries around the world.
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