As Christmas approaches, Ask is sharing some info about the hottest gift items this season, based on users of its Q&A service.
According to Ask's findings, in the gaming category, Xbox is at the top of the list, with over 5% of all Ask.com questions being related to the console. According to the company, gamers asked nearly five times more questions about the Xbox than the Sony Playstation. Nintendo's Wii was somewhere in between.
When it comes to movies, Harry Potter takes the cake. According to Ask, double the amount of questions were asked about Harry Potter, compared to Twilight, and five times more often than Avatar.
Then there's gadgets. The iPhone received twice as many questions as the Droid. Interestingly, Amazon's Kindle seemed to spark more interest than the iPad. The iPad received two-thirds the amount of questions as the Kindle, according to Ask. Barnes & Noble's Nook received less than half as many questions as the Kindle.
"The Ask community agrees with the millions of questions asked by users overall, choosing the iPhone over the iPad this holiday season," the company says. "According to the community, while the iPad is easier on the eyes, flexible wins out. The iPhone4 is more portable, can be used as a phone, and is a lot less expensive than its larger counterpart."
I don't know that questions asked by users of Ask.com are the best indicator of what the most popular gifts of the year will be, but it is one sample worth considering. There is no doubt that the iPhone, Kindle, Xbox and Harry Potter will all be popular gifts.
Earlier this month, Ask shared the top ten questions/answers for the year, as well as the top questions in several specific categories like entertainment, tech, and health.