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Xbox One pips PS4 in Currys & PC World’s top Christmas tech gift predictions

Microsoft’s console will prove the best seller, says UK retailer
Thu Jul 11 2013, 16:05

UK RETAILER Currys & PC World has predicted that Microsoft's Xbox One games console will be the UK's best selling tech Christmas gift this year, despite most INQUIRER readers favouring Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) console.

The firm's ten top tech projection proved correct last year, when the firm predicted that a then mystery Apple product, the iPad Mini, would prove to be one of the top five best sellers last Christmas, and that the larger iPad model would be the best seller overall.

This year, Currys & PC World scored the PS4 at number two in their annual top 10 list of predicted best selling tech Christmas gifts, with the Xbox One in first place.

These predictions ring true with online retailer Amazon, which reported that the Xbox One had 2.3 percent higher pre-sale orders than its Sony rival last month.

However, the Xbox One doesn't have the lead if INQUIRER readers are anything to go by. In our recent survey that asked readers about the Microsoft games console, 43 percent of respondents said that they had already pre-ordered a PS4 console, while just 13 percent said that they plan to buy the Xbox One.

Meanwhile, 14 percent of our survey respondents said that they will wait for the Xbox One price to drop, and 11 percent said that the Xbox One is "not enough of an upgrade" to make them reach for their wallets.

Currys & PC World's predictions also indicated that Apple's iPad Mini tablet will be the third best seller, down from the top spot last year and just above Google's Nexus 7 Android tablet, which took sixth place last year.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be the fifth best-selling Christmas tech gift, if Currys & PC World's predictions are correct. µ


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