Monday, September 17, 2007

Upcoming games

I was going to do a post about some upcoming games I'd like to see this morning, but I checked my e-mail and wouldn't you know it? Movie Gallery sent me its own corporate survey about what games Teens and "Tweens" want the most.

Thanks for the time saver, Movie Gallery.

TWEENS AND TEENS REVEAL THEIR HOLIDAY VIDEO GAME WISH LISTS

Guitar Hero, Mario Party DS, Super Mario Galaxy, My Sims and Halo 3 Among Most-Wanted Games for
8-17 Year-Olds; Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 Among Most-Coveted Game Systems


WILSONVILLE, Ore. – (September 17, 2007) – Video games and game systems will continue to be hot holiday
gifts this year, with more than 80 percent of tweens and teens expecting to ask for a video game title, game console
or handheld system, according to a recent survey by Game Crazy, a video game specialty retailer. Game Crazy went
straight to the source to find out the video game gifts that will make kids happiest during the holidays. The survey
found that, across all ages and genders, Guitar Hero, Mario Party DS, Super Mario Galaxy, My Sims and Halo 3 are
some of the most-wanted video game titles. The Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 will also continue to be hot sellers.

Most-Wanted Games (8-17 Year-Old Boys and Girls)

• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
• Mario Party DS (Rating Pending)
• Super Mario Galaxy (Rating Pending)
• My Sims (Rated E)
• Halo 3 (Rated M)
Girls
° 8-10 Years-Olds:

• Nintendogs (Rated E)
• Mario Party DS (Rating Pending)
• My Sims (Rated E)
• Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Rating Pending)
• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
° 11-13 Years-Old:

• My Sims (Rated E)
• Mario Party DS (Rating Pending)
• Nintendogs (Rated E)
• Super Mario Galaxy (Rating Pending)
• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
° 14-17 Years-Old:

• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
• My Sims (Rated E)
• Mario Party DS (Rating Pending)
• Super Mario Galaxy (Rating Pending)
• Halo 3 (Rated M)

Boys
° 8-10 Years-Old:

• Super Mario Galaxy (Rating Pending)
• Pokemon Battle Revolution (Rated E)
• Mario Party DS (Rating Pending)
• Transformers (Rated E10+ or T)
• Mario Strikers Charged (Rated E10+)
° 11-13 Years-Old:

• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
• Halo 3 (Rated M)
• Madden 08 (Rated E)
• Need for Speed: Prostreet (Rating Pending)
• Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (Rated E10+ or T)
° 14-17 Years-Old:

• Halo 3 (Rated M)
• Guitar Hero (Rated T)
• Madden 08 (Rated E)
• Super Mario Galaxy(Rating Pending)
• Need for Speed: Prostreet (Rating Pending)
Most-Wanted Video Game Systems:

Girls

• 8-10 Years-Old: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Sony PS3
• 11-13 Years-Old: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Sony PS3
• 14-17 Years-Old: Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, XBOX 360
Boys

• 8-10 Years-Old: Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, XBOX 360
• 11-13 Years-Old: Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3, XBOX 360
• 14-17 Years-Old: Sony PS3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii
SURVEY METHODOLOGY

The Game Crazy survey was conducted online August 17-20, 2007, by Weekly Reader Research. 1,000 U.S. male
and female participants, ages 8-17, were recruited from Weekly Reader Research’s INSIDERS survey research
community. Random sampling procedures were employed to ensure the respondents accurately reflect the nation’s

42.7 million 8-17 year olds in terms of age, race/ethnicity, gender and census region. The margin of error is +/-3.2
percent at the 95 percent confidence interval.
About Game Crazy

Game Crazy® (www.gamecrazy.com) is the nation’s second largest specialty game retailer with more than 600
locations across the country. Hollywood Entertainment of Wilsonville, Oregon was acquired in 2005 by Movie
Gallery, Inc. and operates Game Crazy. Movie Gallery, Inc. is the second largest North American home
entertainment specialty retailer with more than 4,000 stores located in all 50 U.S. states and Canada.

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