Parents looking in the aisles of the toy store where they sell hula hoops, baseball gloves and baby dolls will want to start looking elsewhere to buy Christmas presents for their ungrateful ankle-biters. In face, they may want to avoid the toy section altogether and head toward the electronics department.
According to the Duracell Toy Report, which surveyed 2,138 children and parents, kids between ages 5 and 16, youngsters want to Apple-up their lifestyles. The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad swept the top three spots in the survey. So the elves in the North Pole had better either pull out their credit cards or brush off on their microchip constructing skills.
The top 10 on the list:
1) iPhone 4 (14%)
2) iPod touch (13%)
3) iPad (12%)
4) Kinect for Xbox (6%)
5) Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters / Kung Zhu Hamsters (5%)
6) Flip Video Camera (4%)
7) Toy Story 3 Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (4%)
8) PlayStation Move (4%)
9) LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 Video Game (3%)
10) Barbie Video Girl (3%)
The list doesn’t have much good news for Duracell, since few of the products take standard batteries. And Nintendo can’t be too pleased that both of its competitors’ motion controllers made the list while the Wii has been forgotten.