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PlayStation Move Makes Plenty of Kids' Christmas Lists

Posted by James Newton

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It's the most wonderful time of the year: when kids put together their lists to Santa, asking for all those wonderful treats they've dreamt of all year long. Duracell has put together a report of the most asked-for presents of the year, and PlayStation Move made the top ten.

Move came out in 8th position, polling 4% of the most-wanted vote, just shy of Kinect's 6%. Both devices fail to stand up to Apple's iProducts which dominate the line-up – iPhone 4, iPod Touch and iPad fill out the top three positions with a whopping 39% of kids putting an iOS device at the top of their lists.

The good news for PS3-owning kids, however, is that the average spend on Christmas presents is around £150, which goes an awful lot further with PlayStation Move than either Kinect, set to retail at £129.99, or any of the listed Apple devices.

[via crave.cnet.co.uk]

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User Comments (7)

Token_Girl

#1

Token_Girl said:

At least with Kinect they just need the camera. You'd be spending at least that much, if not more, if you needed multiple movemotes for multiplayer.

Interesting about the apple devices (who would get an iPhone for their kids, especially young ones)? It's so expensive!!!

mjc0961

#2

mjc0961 said:

"The good news for PS3-owning kids, however, is that the average spend on Christmas presents is around £150, which goes an awful lot further with PlayStation Move than either Kinect"

Well, that depends on what you need. If you already have an eye and just want one Move controller, yay. However if you have nothing but the PS3 and need enough controllers for multiple people...

Also seriously, who asks for a phone for Christmas. WTF.

James

#3

James said:

@mjc0961 Same goes for Kinect though, you need a 360 as well. And forget about using iPad or iPod Touch if you haven't got a computer!

I'd like to say "in my day" etc. etc. but truth be told I got a Mega Drive when I was 9 or 10 and that cost a packet.

Slapshot

#6

Slapshot said:

I have no use for a iPad, but that is just me ;)

The multiple controller issue with Move in fact isnt a big issue at all. Sports Championships works wonderfully with the single controller, but of course to play 2 players together you do indeed need two.

Also the Navi controller is great but the Dualshock/Move setup is excellent and I kinda prefer it over the Navi myself.

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