Children aged between 6 and 12 in North America haven’t given up hope on the PlayStation Portable. In fact, the majority of them want one of the last generation handhelds more than the current PlayStation Vita this Christmas.

A research poll conducted by Nielsen revealed that while 18 per cent of kids are hungry for a PSP this holiday, just 14 per cent fancy a Vita. Perhaps they’re conscious of the pressures on their parents' wallets, or maybe they just heard that Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified isn’t very good.

Elsewhere, 26 per cent of the youngsters said that they want a PlayStation 3, while the majority of them voted for an iPad. Because 6 year olds really, y'know, need iPads.

In a separate study for people aged 13 and over, Nielsen found that just 4 per cent want a Vita. At least it managed to better the PSP this time, with 3 per cent interested in the aging device. Meanwhile, 8 per cent fancied a PS3, with the majority once again hankering for Apple's portable platform.

You can peruse the full list of findings though here.

[via blog.nielsen.com]