Amazon.com released its year-end “Best of” lists, which tallies up not only the best-selling items for the site’s various stores, but also the most positively reviewed, most wished-for and most frequently purchased as gifts. Apple’s 30GB 5G iPod nearly swept electronics, only losing “most positively reviewed” to the Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5-megapixel digital camera.
Dissappointingly none of the tech best sellers were shocking, with World of Warcraft taking the software category, iPods (various) for electronics and the Nintendo DS Lite in Polar White winning the computer and video game top pick. (Though I’m not sure what the company’s definition of “software” is ’cause WoW is definitely not MS Word.) The more interesting picks are on the Wish Lists.
Okay, so maybe it’s no big shock that the most wished for electronic in 2006 was an Apple 30GB iPod 5th Gen in black. (Zune wha?) The surprise came in the computer-and-video-games field with the Nintendo Wii taking top honors. (Sorry Sony!) The Sims 2: Open for Business expansion pack took top software and another strange bit was the Philips Norelco BG2020 Men’s Bodygroom coming in most wished for in the personal care category. (You people wished for some weird sh*t this year.)
The iPod love continued with the Apple 30GB iPod most frequently purchased as a gift in electronics. The Xbox 360 Console (20GB) and Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe DVD made the list as well.