Nintendo tops Christmas web searches

Posted On November 9, 2006

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UK consumers have started their Christmas shopping online already, according to Hitwise.

Searches for Christmas gifts have soared 62 per cent in the past week and were up 81 per cent on last year. Video game consoles, in particular Nintendo DS, were among the top 20 product terms used for online searches.

UK internet searches for Nintendo wii increased more rapidly than any other leading gaming console, ahead of the December 8 release date and are set to be the hot Christmas product. Online searches for video games popular. Casino Royale, James Bond, Xbox games and Spiderman 3 were among the top terms for online searches.