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Nielsen Looks At Which Gaming Systems And Technology Kids Want This Holiday

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Posted on November 21, 2012 AT 02:17pm

Stat-fanatics The Nielsen Company are back with another look at what’s hot and popular—this time focusing on which gaming systems and other technological toys the youth of America want this holiday season.

Shockingly, those surveyed in both groups—kids aged 6~12, and then people 13+—most want an iPad at some point in the next six months. Okay, that’s not shocking at all, is it. For those under twelve, the next most-wanted gift may or may not be a surprise to you: Nintendo’s Wii U. (For those 13 and older, the Wii U ranks 4th.)

What about the rest of the gaming systems? Check out the charts below for the answers to that question, but one point to note: kids 6~12 want a PSP more than a Vita. For shame, kids—for shame.

Source: Nielsen Blog

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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