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With over 53.1 million searches, Pac-Man has been crowned the world’s favourite video game character.
New research from Mazuma Mobile has looked at Google search data to reveal the world’s favourite video game characters.
You can view the full findings (including the top 50 favourite video game characters) here.
The Top 10 Favourite Video Game Characters

Rank

Character

Franchise

Search Volume

1

Pac-Man

Pac-Man

53,100,000

2

Pikachu

Pokémon

41,200,000

3

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

38,440,000

4

Mario

Super Mario

23,680,000

5

Kirby

Kirby

8,526,000

6

Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot

8,085,000

7

Yoshi

Super Mario

7,569,000

8

Luigi

Super Mario

7,138,000

9

Lara Croft

Tomb Raider

6,546,000

10

Mewtwo

Pokémon

5,959,000

  • We can’t look past the classics when it comes to our favourite video game character, with Pac-Man taking the top spot. Dating back to 1980, Pac-Man has appeared in over 30 games over the years and has even had two TV shows and a hit single named after him

  • The Pokémon franchise exploded in popularity in the late 90s, with over 150 characters, but Pikachu has always stood out from the crowd

  • Sonic the Hedgehog quickly became one of the best-known video game characters in the world throughout the 90s

  • 3 of the top 10 favourite video game characters come from Super Mario, with Mario in 4th place, Yoshi in 7th and Luigi in 8th