It’s debatable just what kind of indicator Internet search terms are when it comes to genuine interest from consumers, but Sony can at least put a small feather in its cap for the UK territory, as last week its PlayStation Network topped all other Google searches, including controversial X Factor contestant Chloe Mafia, X Factor guest judge Nicole Scherzinger and the returning BBC series Spooks.
The PS3 itself was 12th as a search term. Speculation points to PSN’s scheduled maintenance and resulting downtime as one of the reasons people were Googling the term frequently. Also, last week the PS3 got its newest firmware update over PSN, which introduced full 3D movie playback for 3D Blu-ray discs.
Source: Tech Radar