iPad and Wii U most wanted gifts in NA says Nielsen

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  1. soulx
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  2. Clarky

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    seems legit, as more games come out for the Wii U I imagine interest will perk up more and more
     
  3. Gahars

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    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.
     
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  4. Arras

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  10. KingVamp

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    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

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    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

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    The Nintendo DS is more wanted than the PS3 and the 360?

    Fascinating....
     
  13. ferofax

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    How can kids even know about an AppleTV? And are they even old enough to answer surveys?
     
  14. Narayan

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    Vita near bottom. Legit.
     
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    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

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    I'm surprised people want computers. With all the mobility today, I find it quite amazing.
     
  17. naved.islam14

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    (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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.