It’s worthwhile to note that this Nielsen graph showing the most-wanted tech gadgets for kids age 6 – 12 in the US is titled “Interest in Buying in the Next 6 Months.” That’s probably an incorrect assertion, since we haven’t seen any 8-year-olds working the late shift at McDonald’s recently. It should be titled, “Interest in Having Someone Buy This For Me in the Next 6 Months.”
Kids’ holiday wishlists are dominated by the iPad, snagging the top spot from 48 percent of respondents age 6 – 12. Right behind that is the Wii U, with 39 percent. More iDevices complete the top five, though Kinect has 31 percent, and 3DS/3DS XL and other DS models grab 29 and 28 percent, respectively. PS3 comes in with 26 percent, followed by the Xbox 360 with 25 percent. Strangely enough, 18 percent of kids want a PSP, while just 14 percent would take the Vita.
In a separate study of people 13 and older, the iPad remains king with 21 percent, making the split more even across all devices. Wii U is fourth in this group with 17 percent, while the PS3 gets 8 percent and the Xbox 360 7 percent. The Vita surpasses the PSP, 4 percent compared with 3 percent.
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