iPad and Wii U most wanted gifts in NA says Nielsen

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by soulx, Nov 20, 2012.

Nov 20, 2012
  1. soulx
    OP

    Member soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    10,130
    Country:
    Canada


  2. Clarky

    Member Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,960
    Country:
    United States
    seems legit, as more games come out for the Wii U I imagine interest will perk up more and more
     
  3. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10,254
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Country:
    United States
    Really, I think the most fascinating bit of news is that 4% of children aged 6-12 asked for an Apple TV.

    That's 4% higher than what I would've guessed.
     
    ZaeZae64, bowser, chinboogie and 8 others like this.
  4. Arras

    Member Arras ★02

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    5,717
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dat kids list. iPhone iPad iPod iPad :O
    Anyway not too surprising. Interesting to see that the DS is sitting at nearly the same score as the 3DS though...
     
  5. Ron

    Member Ron somehow a weeb now.

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,837
    Location:
    here
    Country:
    Canada
    Poor, poor Vita.. If they don't do well this Christmas, I can't see how they'll hold up after..

    Also, nubs use the Apple TV, smart kids build their own HTPC with XBMC. :tpi:
     
  6. Vinnymac

    Member Vinnymac GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    246
    Location:
    NY
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah Vita isn't headed in a good direction, who knows what will happen :/

    I wouldn't say that Apple TV is only for nubs though. If you have multiple entertainment systems sometimes the one HTPC system isn't enough. So having a Roku or AppleTV hooked up in a bedroom is a lot easier than building a whole new setup. For 89$ or less I can get a Roku and setup netflix, so I think that is one of the easiest solutions right now. I wish that CableCard Ready tvs were out though, it is really annoying that you must have a giant cable box in every room with TV + cable now.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    Holy balls Batman how many people want a fucking iPad.

    I mean I'd like an iPad as much as the next guy but it's not the top of my list.
     
  8. Hyro-Sama

    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,255
    Location:
    After Earth
    Country:
    Japan
    I've never understood the attraction to tablets.

    Besides being an innovate device, it seems like a another consumer item meant to say "Hey, I have so much money I wasted it on this tablet."
     
  9. Chary

    Reporter Chary GBAtemp's #1 Naoto

    pip
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    3,098
    Location:
    Steins Gate World Line
    Country:
    United States
    Yeah, but tablets are nice because in some instances it's better than the alternative laptop. You can just press one button, open a browser, and search. Meanwhile, a laptop needs to be booted up from sleep/power off mode, login, wait for everything to load, then open the browser. And not to mention, tablets don't overheat if you have it on your lap on a couch.
     
    Lanlan likes this.
  10. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,596
    Country:
    United States
    I plan to use it to take notes and use the other things on my free time.

    I'm in the 18% according to this.

    Use my laptop to move around in a set area most of the time and planning to use a tablet when
    I'm out and about. Save some power for my phone as well since I would be using the tablet to
    do thinks I normally do on the phone.
     
  11. nando

    Member nando GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,072
    Country:
    United States
    Yet apple got a beating in the market this month. This goes to show that wall street is as irrational as a needy girlfriend and needs regulation.
     
  12. Psionic Roshambo

    Member Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,707
    Country:
    United States
    The Nintendo DS is more wanted than the PS3 and the 360?

    Fascinating....
     
  13. ferofax

    Member ferofax End of the World

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,564
    Location:
    Philippines
    Country:
    Philippines
    How can kids even know about an AppleTV? And are they even old enough to answer surveys?
     
  14. Narayan

    Member Narayan desu~

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,921
    Country:
    Philippines
    Vita near bottom. Legit.
     
    saberjoy likes this.
  15. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    I'm more surprised at the Microsoft Surface. Like does no one really want it?

    It looks like they're only scratching the surface of their potential.
     
  16. shakirmoledina

    Member shakirmoledina Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    Dar es Salaam
    Country:
    Tanzania
    I'm surprised people want computers. With all the mobility today, I find it quite amazing.
     
  17. naved.islam14

    Member naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    968
    Location:
    Gotham
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    (I couldn't access the article, but I presume iPad got more votes)

    The moment when the Wii U will overtake the iPad, it'll say "iPhone, iPad, I pwn, I smack".

    Quoted from a popular video that I shall not name.
     
  18. pwsincd

    Member pwsincd Garage Flower

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,973
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    What surprises me is the lack of advertising I have seen (aside from being on here and just cant help but know there's a new console out) , ain't seen a tv commercial or a poster anywhere, yet this poll shows the wii u right up there.(in the UK at least and this is a US poll.)

    Then I guess that's a slight indication why there's still 20% wanting a Wii.
     
  19. chris888222

    Member chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Singapore
    Tablets are great for the casual user. They are smaller, lighter, cheaper and can do the tasks these individuals need.

    For a casual user, there is no need to waste extra money on a laptop/PC... Unless you really need it that is.
     
  20. Shuji1987

    Member Shuji1987 ~

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    381
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Not really a surprise where Microsoft's Surface lands. Other than that, I'm pretty much shocked at the amount of Apple in that list. Good how Nintendo manages to get a long with them.
     

Share This Page