TechCrunch posted this morning about the top tech gadgets as measured by eBay's top sales (always a good indication of macro-level trending and habits... one reason why I enjoyed working at eBay so much). Michael Arrington focuses mostly on the remaining popularity of the Nintendo Wii - which is stunning considering how its their second consecutive holiday season and so few games have been released.
Here are my thoughts:
- 12% is mobile and the Blackberry Curve + Blackberry Pearl are bigger than the iPod 3G (clearly the price point and used market)
- Only two tech items are non-mobile / non-gaming: the iPod Touch (really surprised) and the MacBook Air
- The Wii Fit is amazing. More Wii Fits were sold than Playstation 3s and Guitar Hero IIIs combined.
- The drop off from the Nintendo Wii and Xbox360 is huge. The Wii sold 2mm+ items, the Xbox 1.3m and then next biggest item was 350k. Furthermore, the 15th item only sold 1,650 units
The Top 15 Tech Purchases Nintendo Wii: 2,056,866 related items sold Microsoft Xbox360: 1,297,903 related items sold Sony PSP: 350,591 related items sold iPod Touch: 281,361 related items sold Nintendo Wii Fit: 266,584 related items sold Apple iPhone 3G: 212,837 related items sold BlackBerry Pearl: 207,688 related items sold BlackBerry Curve: 193,788 related items sold Sony Playstation 3: 103,333 related items sold Guitar Hero III: 98,159 related items sold Halo 3: 91,067 related items sold Grand Theft Auto IV: 43,005 related items sold MacBook Air: 12,423 related items sold Guitar Hero Aerosmith: 3,749 related items sold Rock Band 2’s: 1,650 related items sold