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Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY Special
In Iowa, it’s all about football, at least for video gamers.
Madden NFL is the most searched video game in the state, according to recent analysis.
A study by Yahtzee Craze, an online gaming site, looked at Google Trends to discover the most popular titles that appear next to searches for “video games” to find which games are most searched for on Google in each US state. reported by Wealth of Geeks via the Associated Press last week.
Star Wars games are the most trending in the United States, with seven states seeing increases in Google searches for the franchise, according to the study.
Specifically, the top search for residents of Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Colorado, West Virginia, and North Dakota was “Star Wars Jedi.” And in Massachusetts, it was “LEGO Star Wars,” according to the study. Analysts say these trends could be tied to rumors that popular Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order character Cal Kestis could be getting his own series on Disney+.
Nintendo’s Mario games are the second most searched games in America, trending in five states, followed by Marvel’s Pokémon and Spider-Man, trending in four.
In Iowa, Madden NFL takes the lead as the most searched game. The football video game is also the most popular in Vermont.
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Virginia Barreda is a trending and generalist reporter for the Des Moines Register. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @vbarreda2.