Dragon Quest IX topped Japan’s list of fastest rising search terms according to Google’s yearly zeitgeist report. It beat out politician Mieko Tanaka who had a tabloid-ish topic and bing, which was the number three term. Dragon Quest IX was also the top ranked mobile search. Japan loves Dragon Quest, no surprise there right?
It wasn’t the only game on the charts. Demon’s Souls ranked number six topping Japanese drama Zenigeba and Kamen Rider Decade.
Why did these games make the list? Not completely sure, but players searching for guides probably helped both terms.
In North America, Ghostbusters was the top video game search (not overall) term followed by UFC and somehow Twilight made the list despite only having a quiz game.