In the video game industry, it has been part of our daily lives for many years, and there is no doubt that the more time passes, the more and more characters that companies will design and the greater the possibilities of choosing the favorites of each one.
Something that is evident is that tastes will always break genres, and it is okay if some of the favorites do not fit with those that you consider the best.
Some characters may be more iconic or emblematic than others, that is inevitable, there will be others that just by looking at their silhouette you could easily identify them as if they were a Pokemon identified by a Pokédex.
In short, there will always be some that stand out from the rest, for popularity’s sake.
But, have you ever wondered, what is the most popular video game character on the internet? Well, to decide something like that we would have to hold a plebiscite and cover the largest possible number of voters.
Well, fortunately, that work has already been saved for us, since recently, a study gives us a guideline on the relevance of some industry icons on the web.
We talk about the portal tech talk, which collected and analyzed internet search volumes, social media posts, and other aspects to come up with the identity of the most relevant gaming characters.
And yes, we can find many figures that anyone would come to mind as the first idea, but, we anticipate that there are certain surprises, which you probably did not expect and could seem interesting to you.
So, according to the data of tech talk, Sonic, the popular blue hedgehog and mascot of SEGA, is the most popular character on the internet with 6.7 million global searches per month. In second place we find the adorable Pikachu with 3.7 million of searches, while Pac-Man completes the podium with 3 million.
It’s strange maybe for most, but Mario does not appear in the first 3 places on the list.
But don’t worry, the most beloved and famous mustache in Nintendo, occupies the position 4 with 2.1 million global searches per month.
And here it is, the list of the 15 most popular video game characters on the internet:
- Pac Man
- big boss
- Lara Croft
- Donkey Kong
- Chun Li
Apparently the characters that were born during the last decades of the previous millennium are the ones that predominate in the taste of Internet users around the world, but it is still a mystery if these trends will continue in a few more years.