Original story: "According to Google the Xbox 360 is the most popular gaming console ahead of both the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles.
Google statistics have shown that Xbox 360 is searched for on Google more than twice as much as the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii."
Update: Sorry to hijack your news posts Predator, but I believe the source story is forgetting one important detail. I have seen many similar reports from websites using search engine data to compare the popularity of the PlayStation 3 to the Xbox 360. They all seem to forget that when people search for PlayStation 3, 2 out of 3 people will use the key word PS3.
So if we combine the searches done for PS3, PlayStation 3 and Playstation3, and compare these numbers to Xbox 360 and Xbox360 (without the space), we should get a different result.
The Xbox 360 still seem to win but not by the huge margin suggested in the original report. This is not an attack on ps3center.net, I have seen many sites do similar search engine data comparison and they all seemed to do the same mistake.
But the real winner is actually the Nintendo Wii
Note: The data I presented is only meant as an example of how search engine data can give different results depending on how they are read. These reports do not represent the actual popularity of each brand.