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Men and women want high-definition televisions for their holiday gift

Tech gadgets are increasingly becoming hot coveted items, as found by a Solutions Research Group. More than three-quarters of the 1,200 American men and women surveyed had at least one digital lifestyle products on their holiday season wish lists.

By far the most popular item on everyone’s tech list is a flat-screen high-definition television, making up 35 percent of mentions in the subgroup. Interestingly enough, those very same that put HDTVs on their lists may not use the technology to its full potential. Only 6 percent listed Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD players and only 2 percent intended to get HD boxes from their cable or satellite company.

Some of those HDTVs, however, maybe used for high-definition gaming. For men’s top 10 lists, the PlayStation 3 led all consoles at sixth spot, with both Xbox 360 and Wii taking ninth and tenth, respectively. When considering women’s wishlists, the Wii was the only games machine in the top 10, listed at eighth. With both genders combined, the Wii became the most desired console at eighth, just one spot ahead of the PS3.

Common wants for both men and women were HDTV, laptop computers, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, desktop computers, GPS car navigation systems, Nintendo Wii and cell phones.

Despite the broad appeal of its products, Apple did not show up on the overall top 10 list. The iPhone was specifically named for 15th place, with the MacBook at 11th. Women appeared to prefer Apple computers more than men, placing the MacBook at ninth place.

For more on the Digital Life America – Holiday 2007 Edition report, see the full news release (PDF).





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PS3
By BrownJohn on 10/10/2007 2:15:01 PM , Rating: 1
Wow, people actually want the PS3? Even with Halo 3 being released. I know I'll want one eventually, after I get a 360 and a wii and if they ever relase more than a couple quality games for it.




RE: PS3
By therealnickdanger on 10/10/2007 2:27:59 PM , Rating: 3
Everyone already owns a 360... :P


RE: PS3
By Mitch101 on 10/10/2007 2:46:37 PM , Rating: 2
I know a lot of people with PS2's and when our one buddy got his PS3 everyone was excited but now they all want 360's or Wii's. Even our buddy with the PS3 says if it werent for EA sports he would have sold it.

So the demand is probably a lot of people still on PS2 who arent aware that the PS3 doesnt have any great titles or those who feel Blue Ray is going to win the format war.

I also feel the PC lineup coming soon is looking sweet. (Bioshock, Quake Wars, UT3, and Crysis for me) I want a newer DX10 gen video card personally more than a newer console this year. Next year I might get a console then.


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