According to a CBBC Newsround report, this year's most sought after Christmas gift is none other than Sony's PlayStation 2. The GameBoy Advance is in second, followed by a Nokia mobile phone and a few different games, before seventh place goes to Microsoft Xbox. That's pretty amazing. Obviously Xbox is not going to feature on anybody's shopping, let alone Christmas lists until March 14th, and yet it's the seventh most demanded Christmas gift… CBBC didn't actually point out that the console will be off limits for another few months, but its very presence in the top 10 points to some sort of marketing miracle, especially since Xperience was such a load of tat. Or does it? The clue here may be the researcher, Ask Jeeves. No information is provided on whether this was simply a UK survey or whether it had a wider scope. And besides, kids know how to get what they want at Christmas. The trick is to ask for something stupendously large and expensive, then agree to "put up" with something of a lesser, but still impressive value.
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