These are the UK’s most Googled tech items for Christmas gifts
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The study analysed the number of Google searches for tech products on sale in 2022, to see which items had the greatest number of searches on average in the build-up to Christmas.
It found that the PlayStation 5 is the most searched item every month, receiving 1,040,000 searches a month on average. With sales topping 2 million in the UK this year, the popularity of the Sony console means that coming up to Christmas stock is still scarce in many high-street retailers.
Coming in second place is the iPhone 13, which receives roughly 865,000 searches a month. Despite being more than a year old and its successor, the iPhone 14, being released in mid-2022, the iPhone 13 remains incredibly popular based on Google searches.
The Nintendo Switch takes third place on the list, with roughly 694,000 searches a month on average in 2022. In November, sales for the handheld console increased by 175% month-on-month, accompanying the latest generation of Pokemon launching with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The Xbox Series X comes in fourth place on the list, with an average monthly search volume of 664,000. It was released in the same generation and at a similar time as the PS5, but Microsoft’s console trails behind Sony regarding searches.
Rounding out the top five is the Apple Watch, which comes in with 612,000 searches a month. It’s another addition to Apple’s technology ecosystem, with the eighth Generation Watch and the Apple Watch Ultra both being released this year.
The study was conducted by gaming site AskGamblers