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Report reveals each states favorite retro gaming tech

Posted at 1:02 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 16:02:38-04

With social distancing guidelines still in place for the majority of the US, people are turning to video games to stay entertained while at home.

In addition to new releases like Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch, retro video games are still getting love around the world.

Satellite Internet did a report on what throwback games and consoles are the most popular in each state.

Here are some key findings from the report:

- The East Coast loves the PlayStation 2, with the exception of Maine, who’d rather play on a Nintendo 64.

- West Coast states like California, Oregon, and Washington love GameCube.

- Utah, Idaho, and North Dakota are Nintendo 64 fans—maybe feeling nostalgic for the ‘90s?

- Although Game Boy is one of the most popular retro consoles nationwide, it didn’t top the list as the favorite for any state.

To figure out each state’s favorite retro game consoles, the team at Satellite Internet created a list of the most popular consoles ranging from the ‘90s to the 2000s, placed it in Google Trends, narrowed it down by state, and let Google work its magic.

To find each state’s favorite GameCube games, the company looked at the most sought after GameCube games on Amazon and compared them by state in Google Trends.

To see which games and consoles your state missed the most, can view the full report here.