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Switch and the NES Classic Edition were among the most-searched consumer-electronics tech products of 2016. But how about in general?

Believe it or not, Pokemon GO was the most-searched term this year. In the United Kingdom, it held on to the second spot. Pokemon GO was number four over in the United States. Combining all of the data in various countries reveals that the mobile hit was number one overall.

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Two big Nintendo products made Google’s most-searched consumer-electronics tech products this year. Switch came in fifth, followed by NES Classic Edition at seventh.

The full lineup is as follows:

iPhone SE
iOS 10
Google Pixel
iPhone 7 Plus
Nintendo Switch
iPhone 7
NES Classic Edition
Galaxy S7
Playstation VR
PS4 Pro

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Nintendo and Google have teamed up for a neat little promotion surrounding The Legend of Zelda. Today, if you access Google Maps, you’ll notice that Link is actually used as the street view icon. You can check this out for yourself right here.


Thanks to the bunch of you who sent in a news tip about this.

There’s a small Mario-related Easter egg on Google’s website. By searching for the term “Super Mario Bros.”, you’ll see a Question Block towards the right side of the page. Clicking it plays the familiar animation and sound (try getting to 100 as well) that we all know and love! It’s a nice little nod to the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.

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Google is getting things started early with April Fools’ Day! It’s now possible to play a game of Pac-Man by heading on over to Google Maps. You should see an option in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to find an area with enough roads. Also, if you’re unable to see a Pac-Man option, try another browser. I was personally having trouble in Chrome, but everything works perfectly in Firefox!

Wii Street U’s free download period is about to come to an end. Those who have already downloaded the app will be able to keep it at no extra cost, but new Wii U owners will be forced to fork over 500 yen starting on November 1.

The same will also apply to overseas markets. Nintendo hasn’t announced a price yet, but it should end up at around $5 or so.

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