How do the new consoles rank in the eyes of the public when it comes to buying and receiving holiday presents?
New Consoles and Accessories for Holiday Season
The holiday season is well and truly here and as everyone rushes out to buy the latest gizmos and gadgets to fill the stockings with – there are few more releases grabbing the consumer’s eye this year.
As we all know by now the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have joined the party along with a host of accessories and games that come along with every new generation of consoles.
The Wii U is also set for a boost this holiday seasons with the repertoire of games for the console building nicely with some stellar first party releases and more to follow. How popular is this new tech proving when compared to each other however?
Amazon Most Gifted and Wished For Lists
When you take a peek at Amazons “most gifted” chart you can see the Xbox One is doing well for itself sitting pretty in 6th place. This compares to the PlayStation 4 way back in 59th! Don’t be fooled by the difference however as the PS4 has actually been sold out in various cases so it is actually impressive it is ranking at all – because it’s pretty to hard to buy something that isn’t available!
The Xbox 360 Holiday Value bundle is ranked in 45th place and the PlayStation Vita is not doing too badly either ranking in 41st place.
The Wii U and 3DS do not make an appearance in the most gifted list at all this year – maybe everyone gifted them last year? Accessories for the new consoles seem to be outperforming last generation games as gifts which is actually the norm every year – the Xbox One Controller and PlayStation 4 Controller are positioned 23rd and 24th respectively.
Xbox One Tops Amazon “Most Wished List”
Maybe more telling of a console’s popularity is the Most Wished list which aims to give clues to those maybe purchasing their loved ones holiday presents!
The Xbox One tops the chart here with the PlayStation 4 narrowly behind. The Wii U is ranked back in 37th and more specifically that is the Super Mario 3D World bundle. The PS Vita is 39th and the Xbox 360 is still plugging away in 51st place. The 3DS does not feature however.
Like before the accessories are ranking higher than the games which is unsurprising considering the lack of options out there are with the newly released consoles.