So just what are this year’s top selling Christmas Presents for children? When I was working out what to give our teenage children, I decided to look at Amazon’s best sellers, and the results were very interesting.
Some were new kids on the block, while others had been around for a while longer.
Nintendo DS Lite First off – the Nintendo DS Lite – remarkably, this portable games machine topped the best seller lists last year as well as this. The Nintendo DS Lite offers all of the unique features of the Nintendo DS but also includes a variety of distinctive changes which truly sets it apart from other handheld consoles. Nintendo DS Lite retains the advanced touch screen technology, allowing players to control software with a stylus or even their finger, as well as dual screens, voice recognition and Wi-Fi capabilities of the Nintendo DS but is now both smaller and lighter. Where Nintendo have done really well is in their attention to colour. Cobalt Blue and Black is the hotselling colour for Christmas 2008 and they are selling out quickly. It’s neck and neck with Metallic Rose – perhaps one for the discerning lady.
Wii Fit for Nintendo Wii While talking about Nintendo, the Wii Fit for Nintendo Wii is the most exciting must-have toy for all the family. The WiiFit and the pressure-sensitive Wii Balance Board, which comes bundled with it, will make any Christmas a great success if only you can get one. They are in VERY short supply at the moment.
Bakugan Battle Bakugan Battle and especially the Bakugan Battle Starter Pack is a great Christmas gift idea for younger children. It’s based on the popular TV series. For best gameplay you might consider the Bakugan Battle Arena as well. There’s a lot to be said for letting their creative minds have free play with a game such as this.
Wild Planet Hyper Dash For the very youngest children, the Wild Planet Hyper Dash is an amazing, award-winning fast-paced race course game from Wild Planet that encourages kids to be active and think on their feet. Designed to improve listening, coordination and math skills, this exciting game is easy to set up and is an ideal way to help kids aged six and above to practice addition and subtraction while exercising and having fun.
Star Wars Clone Wars Popular with all generations, the latest from the Star Wars franchise is the Star Wars Clone Wars. You won’t be surprised to hear that there are some top-selling toys to let your child become one of their favourite characters:
– Star Wars Clone Wars Ultimate Light Saber Custom lightsabers Assortment : Whether he’s an aspiring Jedi or an apprentice to the dark side, your child will love the possibilities of this Star Wars Clone Wars Ultimate Light Saber Assortment. Movie fans six and up will delight in customizing the hilt, blade color, and end cap to approximate Yoda, Mace Windu, or Maris Brood, while lights and sounds add an authentic element to any battle. The Ultimate Light Saber is an absolute must have for Star Wars Clone Wars fans who need to defeat the intergalactic enemy. One of the best things about the Ultimate Light Saber is the way it emits different sounds along with a different color light inside the clear plastic blade depending on what Ilum crystal or crystals are inserted in the handle.
– Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels : Now everyone with a Nintendo Wii can experience the fun and excitement of a Lightsaber fight. Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels immerses you in the characters, locations, and epic duels from the all-new Star Wars animated feature film and television series set between Episode II and Episode III. Built from the ground-up for Wii, Lightsaber Duels features an intuitive motion-controlled combat system that puts the Lightsaber weapon in your hand.