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Study Finds MP3 Players Top Teens' Holiday Wish List
Nov 3, 2005
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According to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), portable MP3 players rank as the most wanted gift among teens this holiday season. Seventeen percent of teenagers in the study selected the device as a desired gift, a 9-percent increase over 2003. Video game consoles, computers, portable gaming devices and cell phones rounded out the top five on teens' technology wish lists.

"With portable music players in high demand and the next generation of video game consoles set to launch, teens are clear about what they want this holiday season," said Sean Wargo, CEA's director of industry analysis.

Teens also named digital cameras, game peripherals and portable CD players as potential gift items. MP3 players also top the list of gifts teens expect to give this holiday season. Nearly 60 percent of teens who will buy at least one consumer electronics item reported that they may choose an MP3 player as a gift.

CEA's 2nd Annual Youth Holiday Purchase patterns survey was administered via telephone interview to a random national sample of 502 U.S. teens 12 to 17 years of age.

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