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Survey: 90 Percent of Teens, Tweens Want Games For Holidays

Survey: 90 Percent of Teens, Tweens Want Games For Holidays

September 29, 2008 | By Eric Caoili

September 29, 2008 | By Eric Caoili
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90 percent of 'tweens and teens intend to ask for a video game as a holiday gift this year, says a survey conducted by research firm Weekly Reader Research and specialty retailer Game Crazy.

According to the second annual 'Holiday Gift Tracker Survey,' 17 percent of the respondents plan to ask for Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour, while 15 percent want Electronic Arts' Rock Band II.

Mario Kart Wii and Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party II follow as the next most popular titles for the holiday season, with respectively 12 percent and 11 percent of the children polled intending to ask for the games.

The girls surveyed showed the most interest towards DDR Hottest Party II, with 18 percent of 8-10 year olds, 24 percent of 11-13 year olds, and 15 percent of 14-17 year olds hoping to receive the game a gift.

Among boys, Guitar Hero World Tour is the most popular title, with 18 percent of 8-10 year olds, 15 percent of 11-13 year olds, and 15 percent of 14-17 year olds planning to ask for the title. 14 percent of boys aged 11-13 years old also intend to ask for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Of the respondents -- each of which own at least one console -- most said that they own a Wii, Nintendo DS, or PlayStation 2. 51% of boys aged 8-10 years old reported having a Game Boy Advance, while 51% of 14-17 year old males said that they own a Xbox 360.

Holiday Gift Tracker Survey polled a total of 965 respondents, which was composed of 488 boys and 477 girls aged 8-17 years old.


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