The Google Store has eliminated its dedicated Gaming page in the wake of today’s Google I/O and the slew of Pixel product launches, thereby burying Stadia listings in an effort to emphasize the Pixel Buds Pro.

Prior to today, the Google Store had seven sections along its top bar for smartphones, watches, smart home goods, laptops, subscriptions, deals, and in the middle, games. This was what we had seen as recently as April 19. In 2020, the gaming section was first added to house hardware for Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service.

The Gaming area has remained constant and is typically visible at a high level even though the Google Stores design has altered frequently over the past few years. But as of right now, Google has added a new Earbuds category in place of Gaming. This is because the business has announced that its main audio product, the Pixel Buds Pro, would be available in July.

Although this is undoubtedly a wise choice, Google Stadia is now basically dead in the Store. Currently, Stadia can be found in the Smart Home category. Within that category, there is a Gaming section that includes links to Stadia’s overview page, Stadia Controller and bundle with the Chromecast with Google TV, as well as the Chromecasts Ethernet adapter and Power Support Claw accessories.

Google Store before and after

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