Report: Wii is most searched Christmas toy

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - The Nintendo Wii is the most sought after Christmas toy, at least in terms of Internet search requests, according to a new online metrics report.

According to Reutes, "With less than three weeks to go before Christmas, online search analyst Hitwise said the Wii was well ahead of rivals such as Microsoft's Xbox 360.  The Wii, which features a motion-sensitive controller that players use like a tennis racket, golf club or baseball bat, has enjoyed strong sales since its launch last year.

Nintendo's handheld games device the DS came second in the top 10 list of searches.  In third place were Ugg boots, the chunky sheepskin boots worn by a host of celebrities, including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Kylie Minogue.  The highest traditional Christmas toy was Lego at number four, while Bratz dolls were at five.

Rounding out the top 10 were, in order, the iPhone, iPod, Barbie, iPod Nano, and Xbox 360.