Not sure if Google Trends can predict the future, but it will be interesting to see how it turns out. A good read over on VentureBeat shows how search stacked up this year for the next generation of consoles. Top line, over the past 11 months, searches for info on the new Xbox have exceeded searches for the PS 4 or PlayStation 4. More here, notes below.

· On a worldwide basis, people search for Xbox 720 about 60% of the time, compared to 40% for the PS 4.

· In the U.S., 66% of the searches are for the Xbox 720, and 34% for Sony.