Survey reveals 7-year-old girls hooked on Nintendo DS, not Barbie

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nintendo_ds_pink.jpgA new survey by the kids gift wish list web site Gogoblin.co.uk shows that a lot of young girls are no longer interested in the likes of Barbie – gaming technology is definitely the way to go if you want to remain a popular parent with your little darlings.

Boys tend to develop an interest in Gameboys and other hand held consoles from the age of four onwards, with girls latching onto the Nintendo DS by age seven.

From there on in, games consoles rule their lives until the teenage years, when technology had better consist of iPods, mobile phones, and computers, so that they can keep up with their hectic 21st century social life.

Boys, on the other hand, are keen on games consoles right the way through adolescence, and so long as it’s not a DS (that’s for girls), they’ll happily play on a PlayStation, Xbox, or Wii.

Of the course the point of all this is that GoGoblin wants kids to sign up for their service and create a list of what presents they really want. Parents and friends then (apparently) have no excuse – apart from a distinct lack of cash, perhaps – for not getting them the right gifts.

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Andy Merrett

2 comments

  • Oh for goodness sake Dale lighten up. Try reading the whole article, based on a SURVEY, in context instead of having a go at me and telling me that I have no idea what I’m writing about.

    I can’t be bothered to spend any more time responding to something that you took offence to because you don’t have a sense of humour.

  • Who ever wrote this obviously dosen’t know anything about games. The DS is for girls? wtf? Im willing to bet my wii that there are more boys who DS’s than girls. Its not ment for one gender its ment for both. Its part of Nintendo’s plan to widen the gaming crowd. The DS is for every one. I hate it when they get some one who dosen’t know anything about what they are talking about and let them write up reports like this that are blatantly wrong.

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