Data compiled by Nielsen showing what products people in the US say they are going to buy in the next 6 months.
Interestingly, more people in the US say they're going to buy a PS3 than an X360 in the next 6 months...which is strange, because the US is X360 territory.
Market saturation perhaps. America is the 360's strongest territory, so they would hit the ceiling next after the Wii (which is no officially in decline there).
Maybe because they already have a 360?
not so surprising as you may think. Those who are saying they will get a ps3 generally also have a 360. We have reached a point where it is very common to go back and pick up what once was considered the competition because we want to extend our interest in this generation. Every console generation has been like this. You have your diehards that start off with one platform or the other but either mid way or even towards the end, they bite the bullet and pick up the other as well. Honestly, i encourage that because it gives those who had a one sided view of the other a proper middle ground. Not saying their view changes but it balances things out and then they can offer a proper perspective on one or the other. Now as to the main topic...kids are wanting what is popular and so far that popularity has been on the mobility market. I mean, yeah there are lots of things you can do with a tablet (or phone) that a console just cant do, yet. The games may be simple but they are entertaining (some, not ALL) and the tablets can be used for school and other entertainment. It doesnt surprise me in the least about this data. I do feel, however, there is more gaming value in a dedicated platform than there is in these tablets. But to each their own.
@Blitz That's what "market saturation" means -_-
I want a ps3 this season because it's the cheapest it's ever been.
seems the world is sony territory. But hey can MS really be #1 in the USA forever? MS did great but the Playstation brand is still stronger(I guess from ps2 days). MS had a year head start and are only on par with sony. That says a lot about popularity. Besides if people ever want something different "the last of us & Beyond" should bring more sales maybe. lol only one company investing in new current gen IP's.
then nintendo would more than likely be the stronger. It has been around the longest and is something relatable to people of all ages. Think 1985 to current. not to mention the popularity of Mario in general. "Playstation" would be more well known to those from 1995 to current. it also helps that the parent company (SONY) has been using it as free advertising in pretty much all of their movies. MS as a company is more well known for windows which is why they have been working to extend the "XBOX" brand into things such as windows 8. I personally liked the Zune service but I can see why they would want to capitalize on the XBOX name in calling it XBOX Music or XBOX Movies.
And a beach is shark territory but it doesn't mean we always want to go swimming with the sharks.
You mean water is shark territory right? If a shark were on a beach, no one would have anything to fear from it.
I've never heard anyone say that and the monthly NPD numbers back my feelings.
a kid wants a crayon a man wants picasso, whats new? thats why i bought me a vita
So you wanted a crayon box with no crayons?
i use a higher form of logic and i dont expect you to understand what i wrote.
As a Dad I go to the massage parlor. A kid wants a play ground and a man wants a massage parlor:)
@tentonsoftube You sound like a tool.
" i use a higher form of logic and i dont expect you to understand what i wrote. " Laughed pretty hard. xD
Its funny how it made no sense :P
Everybody wants an iPad.
i don't =P
@swat_teem Second on that
If everyone who can afford an ipad wanted one, it would sell a lot more.
not really rather have a portable games console, oh wait i have 2 the 3ds and psvita, well no need for an iPad then. but here's a tip if you kid wants an iPad buy them the iPad 1 they look the same and kids won't know the difference, save you big bucks.
I don't want one. I go to extreme lengths to avoid iProducts. But I see which way the wind is blowing, and next semester I'm getting me an Infinity TF700
Kids want a Wii U more than an ipod touch or an Iphone, see what I did there?
WHat did you do there?
A spun it around to make it a positive article
I put dog poo on my chest. See what I did there??
Goddamn. Apple is taking over the world!
they can't since the rights to the world are owned by disney
Who cares? Kids are broke. Adults got the cold hard cash!
By that logic Christmas shouldn't be profitable for the children toy market and yet is booms with each company trying to get that much have toy. Children are influential and parents are increasingly buying children these products. How many children I see now with a smart phone is insane. I was much older than them before I got my first phone (Nokia 3410). The trend is adults are letting their children get tech at a much earlier age than before which is why marketing stuff at children works
Adults got the cold hard cash but most of that cash is spent on their kids. With Christmas next month there will be more money spent on kids than adults.
Studies show kids have greater influence than you might thought, even on adult purchases like cars and homes. Some companies (like Scion) market to a younger audience even though their real market audience is quite a bit older, as in the parents.
adults buy COD, that's worse!
Yeah that's sad man
What about 13 year olds?
Guess that goes to show what strong marketing can do for a product. What I'd be more interested in is why they made that choice to see if it was well reasoned. Being kids though, it's a tough sell between a $600 tablet and a $300 console when it's the parents money.
Go into a store(not this holiday, because you'll want to kill someone) and just watch the kids. So many of them are spoiled. They do what they want, disregard their parents, act up, whine, cry, and are otherwise FOOLS in public... it'll probably make you want to kill someone. But you KNOW if they're able to get away with this crap in public, there's NO resistance in private. They get what they want, whether they need it or not, whether their parents really know what it is or not. That's why so many kids are on Call of Duty and other games they have no business even touching. And that's why they want(and far too many will GET) iPads instead of gaming consoles. It's stupid, but that's parenting, these days(or an egregious lack thereof, I should say).
Yeah but on the plus-side that keeps them from being in our game servers.
I won't disagree completely there. Some years ago a parent got mad at me when I yelled at her kid for running into me at the supermarket after he had been running up and down the isles screaming his head off for about 10 minutes. Then I yelled at her, and somehow I was the bad guy with the store manager asking me to leave for that brief outburst. Anyways, it's certainly not all kids that do stuff like that, but there are quite a few. I think it comes down more to it's somehow politically incorrect to discipline your kids in public nowadays. I can't say it would be like that at home, since I know parents eventually get tired of it. But the social stigma attached to firm discipline just prevents some people from being proper parents, leading to a more overly sensitive approach. Unfortunately some kids just need firm discipline. Funnily enough the well behaved ones are probably the ones that get the most discipline, and likely will do better in school and become more productive adults. I still think there's a big difference though in getting a kid a toy they want (even a $60 game), and getting them an $600 tablet (or something similar). It may be good for a Christmas present if the kid is responsible enough, but I think a lot of parents know that kids attention spans tend to wane pretty quickly. A purchase that large is usually carefully considered. If it were my kid I wouldn't be against buying them one, but only if they had been wanting one for a long time, and they could give me valid reasons for wanting one, and if I thought they were responsible enough to use it. That being said, I'm going nowhere near the stores this holiday. I got my shopping done weeks ago.:)
I asked my little cousin(12) what she wants for Christmas. She said: Ipod. I asked her how about a WiiU? She said: nope. How about a PSvita? she said: what is that lol
Not surprising considering the Vita isn't targeted at children. Why would they have heard of it? However, the kids I know that used to be glued to their DS's are now happily playing on tablets and the iPod touch. With so many parents going this route for their kids it's no wonder the Ipad is so high on the list. That's what they see everyone else has. I guess it's not much different than my parents buying me a Vic-20 when I was a kid. However, I think my parents might have thought twice about that purchase if it was designed to be carried around. Thinking of kids carting around a $500-600 piece of tech makes me cringe.
Well that's because it's 6-12 year olds. Teenagers are more likely to want a console than 6-12 year olds. When you leave out one of gaming's main demographics, it kind of skews the results.
You would think teenagers will be more interested in Ipads vs 6-12 yr olds.
i am a teenager and don't care for apple products
That's a fairly broad generalization. Tablets make communicating with friends pretty easy, and there are a lot of kids of all ages that text like it's the only way to communicate. Socializing today is all about instant gratification, so it would make sense that they would want a product that lets them do it wherever they are. On top of that the tablets let them play games, and do other computer things, all in one convenient place. Also keep in mind not all kids are gamers, and it may just be they like a fun casual game to play once in a while, such as angry birds or fruit ninja.
Fair enough. It would still be much closer than it was in this survey. I also think teenagers would likely go for the iPhone 5 more than an iPad. iPads can't be brought to school and played discreetly. I for one am going for a PS3 this year. Though I am odd for my age group, I still have a dumb phone. My friends mostly get games that they couldn't buy during the year or just money and giftcards.
I think it would be closer than this survey says as well. Ask a kid what they want every 10 minutes for an hour and you'll get 6 different answers. Nothing in this survey says they wouldn't want both though. Also this survey says that many would want both. Since it's not a pick one type of survey, it just means more kids are interested in it, and not necessarily what they actually want. Kind of got a kick out of the kids 6-12 interested in buying a $600 tablet within 6 months, like they'd really have that kind of money. When you get down to it they'd go with the cheaper option anyways more often than not.
Read the whole thing, it shows 13+ percentages too, it goes in this order Ipad PC Tablet other than Ipad WiiU Iphone
Wow I sure as shit would never buy a kid something that costs 500-700$ and is pretty much a giant screen or them to break within the first few months. Our society contains the stupidest sheep in the history of mankind. Saw new 3rd gen I pads getting sold out at bestbuy because they offer 50$ off. HAAHHAHA thing still costs 300 more than it should. If my kid asked for an Ipad Id get them a laptop with a dedicated GPU for the same price and then show them how to play real games on it. My parents would never let me a cell Phone back in 2001 or whatever when I went to HS. They didnt get me a phone until I had a car because I would stay out all night and they would get worried. Now every 6 year old has to have the latest iphone or they hrow a fit. ahahahhahaha
But what if your kid say
"well all my friends parents bought them ipads"
your kids dont rule the house its time parents got a backbone
But what if your kid say "well all my friends parents bought them ipads" i would say, "if your friends parents wanted their child to jump off a building, would you want that too?"
So....your kid asks for something, you spend the money on something you think is better and that they didn't ask for? Father of the year right here guys.
thankfully I had an awesome childhood
ill never understand the point of tablets and ipads personally. almost anything the ipad can do, a smartphone can as well, just on a smaller screen. ipad is useless compared to a laptop or desktop and ipads are sh*t in the gaming department compared to a console. i just dont see the point lol
My galaxy note 2 is where its at.. ;-)