Do you already have in mind what to give your child this Christmas? A new study by the Nielsen Company revealed that 31 percent of 6-12 year old children want to receive an iPad in the next six months. At 29 percent, the next thing in the Christmas wish list of kids is an iPod Touch.
Aside from the two gadgets mentioned above, the new study also revealed that 1 in every 4 kids ranging from 6 to 12 years old want to receive a Nintendo DS in the coming months. Twenty one percent of the kids surveyed by the Nielsen Company said that they want a new PlayStation 3 with 12 percent aiming for an Xbox 360.
It is interesting to note that there are other high technology gadgets in the Christmas wish list of kids. Twenty percent of the respondents want an iPhone and the still to be launched Nintendo 3DS although the latter will not be released until March 2011. The Nintendo Wii is desired by 18 percent of the respondents while 11 percent want an e-reader such as the Kindle or the Nook.
Among the different consoles in the market, leading the way in the survey is the PlayStation Move with 17 percent setting their sights on the console compared to the 12 percent who want the Xbox Kinect.
In terms of broader technology devices, 21 percent of the kids surveyed long for a smartphone and a similar percentage want the standard mobile phone. Twenty percent want to receive a new television set with 16 percent going for a Blu-ray player.
However, when it comes to children 13 years old and above, the priorities are quite different with computers leading the way at 20 percent followed by a television and a non-iPhone smart phone getting 19 percent each. The Nielsen Company revealed that the iPad is only at third with 18 percent of the respondents eyeing the $500 above tablet in the next six months.
Among the 13 year old and above bracket, the leading gaming console most desired is the Nintendo Wii at 15 percent followed by the Sony PlayStation 3 at 13 percent. The Microsoft Xbox is desired by only 9 percent of the children surveyed. Move for PlayStation 3 and Kinect for the Xbox 360 was desired by 9% and 8% of the kids surveyed, respectively.
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