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Study: Kids Want Wii More Than Xbox 360 or PS3

A recent poll 7,982 U.S. consumers taken by the company BIGresearch showed that in terms of the most sought after toys, Wii made the Top 10 list for both boys and girls. Xbox 360 made the Top 10 for just the boys side. Next-gen competition PS3 did not make either list, nor did any other video game console or handheld.

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power of Green 3352d ago (Edited 3352d ago )

No kidding the Wii doesn't sell like hotcakes for nothing. To a kid the Wii is like the movie The *Lawnmower Man* that has virtual reality-ish gameplay even adults see this thing as revolutionary.

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This movie really for the first time brought the concept of the virtual world and the physical world as one to the masses. It was kind of exciting in the 90's. If that kid #1.2 doesn't understand then he simply hasn't seen the movie(might be too young from the sounds of it).
What company can compete against a console aimed at the casual masses with *physically controling virtual worlds* as a selling point?.

thereapersson3352d ago

POS is always making analogies that make no sense to anyone except for himself.

TheExodus3352d ago

power of Green may be dating himself with reference to "The Lawnmower Man" but that doesn't mean his analogy doesn't make sense, it just means you need to try to make friends with Google.

power of Green 3352d ago (Edited 3352d ago )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Lawnmower Man created unrealistic expectations amongst the public of what to expect from their "LSD of the 1990s" .Beleive it or not this movie reached out to many people and got them intrested in cyber space to the point people thought this tech was right around the corner it caused alot of excitement to say the least.
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I don't know if your post was pun but 1.1 is an idiot I was saying to physiclly control charactors in a virtaul world has the same appeal now as the concept of VR in the 90's.

#1.1 isn't a smart man don't pay him any mind he has personal issues that cause him to get personal when he has the chance.

PS360WII3351d ago

Dude yea! Lawnmower Man. I watched that a few times. Pirece Bronsan and that other guy who you'll later see as a bad guy in Tombstone. Pretty cool movie for it's time. ^^ yea movies.

ItsDubC3351d ago

Tombstone... now THAT is a movie. Especially when playing the drinking game =)

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titntin3352d ago

This was survey of popular TOYs.

Whilst I can understand the Wii being viewed as a toy, it will be no suprise to anyone that the other consoles are not seen as toys.....

TheExodus3352d ago (Edited 3352d ago )

Does the PS3 cook dinner? Clean the house? Walk the dog? Take out the trash? Change the oil in the car? Get you a good job? Get your kids into college? Make wild passionate love to you?

If you answered no to all of the questions above then the PS3 is in fact a toy, but if you answered yes to any of them, at best you are in danger of voiding the manufacturer's warranty & at worst need professional help.

ravinash3352d ago

They should go outside anyway.

ItsDubC3351d ago

How many games on the 360 or PS3 are kid-friendly?

Hapimeses3352d ago

Yeah, bit of a non-event story this, and missing some useful stats -- like the ages of those surveyed. The end result is pretty much what you'd guess a bunch of US kids would want for toys.

vaan3352d ago

More adults prefer Beer over orange soda or cola.

Prismo_Fillusion3352d ago

I can't choose "All of the above"?

felman873352d ago

The breakdown was as follows:

GIRLS:

1. Barbie
2. Bratz
3. Dolls (generic)
4. Dora the Explorer
5. Disney Princess
6. Disney Hannah Montana
7. Nintendo Wii
8. Webkinz
9. Elmo
10. American Girl

BOYS

1. Transformers
2. Video Games
3. Nintendo Wii
4. Cars (generic)
5. Spider-Man
6. LEGOs
7. Thomas the Tank Engine
8. Xbox 360
9. Elmo
10. Remote Controlled Vehicles

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