Twitter's top ten Christmas gifts: iPhone triumphs over PlayStation and Xbox

Apple iPhone: the most desired Christmas gift gauged by Twitter chatter
Apple iPhone: the most desired Christmas gift gauged by Twitter chatter

The iPhone claimed top spot and trumped the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One as the most desired Christmas gift based on Twitter chatter, according to research from We Are Social.

Apple looks set to dominate Christmas with three products in the top ten most-desired gifts, based on an analysis of Twitter between 1 October and 5 December.

Twitter was scanned for multiple search queries, including "I want", "must have", "would love", "Christmas present" and "wish list", with competition and "win" tweets excluded to ascertain the products generating the most hype.

The iPhone had almost twice as many mentions as the second most-desired product, the PlayStation 4, with the products receiving 5,600 and 3,180 mentions respectively.

The iPhone mentions included references to all iPhone models.

Lego and the Furby toy were the only non-gadgets to break into the top ten most desirable Christmas gifts.

Ranking Christmas Gift Mentions
1 iPhone 5,600
2 PlayStation 4 3,180
3 Xbox One 2,800
4 iPad 2,100
5= Lego 600
5= Kindle 600
7 Fifa 2014 550
8 Macbook 540
9 Furby 200
10 Galaxy Note 50

Ed Kitchingman, senior analyst at We Are Social said: "It’s no surprise that gadgets will be dominating Christmas gift lists this year, and according to social media, Apple has the edge on its competitors.

"The festive season is the holy grail for many product marketers, who will be hoping they’ve done enough throughout the year to make sure they get that all-important spot on the Christmas list. Still, in the age of high-tech gadgets, it’s great to see Lego in there still holding its own. Some things never go out of fashion."


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