Apple Leaves Playstation Move and Xbox Kinect Out In the Cold

Posted on Nov 9 2010 - 3:43pm by Richard Sharp

A consumer survey of 3000 UK people has revealed that Apple products will be at the top of more peoples Christmas lists than any other gadget this year. According to the survey 37% of the people questioned voted the Apple iPad to be the most desirable gift that they would like to receive.

The chart topping iPad was closely followed by the iPhone 4 with 27% of the votes. The poll took place in October to discover the most sought after gadgets for Christmas. Third place was taken by the ever popular Amazon Kindle and fourth place by TomTom – we guess people still need to find there way around.

Fifth position was taken by the Playstation Move, the survey was taken in October so this is still a pretty impressive achievement for Sony, we wonder how different the survey would have been if it was taken this month or even early December – I bet the PS3 Move and Xbox kinect would have featured higher up the list.

The Kinect actually received 5% of the votes; the research suggested this was due to the devices requirements with 56% of people saying the 6 foot radius needed for optimal game play would stop them buying the Kinect with 1 in 10 of these people choosing the Sony Move instead.

An important fact to remember is the Xbox 360 Kinect is not released in the UK until November 10th, people were judging it before seeing it in action – this may go some way in swaying their opinions and buying patterns.

Duncan Jennings, co-founder of, commented: “Dominating the top spots in our poll, Apple’s products offer a multitude of functions without skimping on style. However, proving that style isn’t everything, the Xbox Kinect’s cutting-edge technology seems to be a step too far for many consumers. “

Does this research prove Apple will be victorious and the Sony Move will beat the Kinect?

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