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February 13, 2013

MocoSpace Valentine's Day Survey Finds which Gadgets Getting Most Love

By Colleen Lynch, TMCnet Contributor

Whenever a holiday is coming up, surveys abound, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. The HTML5 mobile game community MocoSpace has conducted a survey to find out which gadget consumers are currently “in love with.”

This might sound silly, but the results are actually a pretty good indicator of what’s popular in today’s tech market, which is valuable information for companies looking to give consumers what they want – which is every company, right?

In a nutshell, the survey found that gaming gadgets are now a legitimate competitor for smartphones and other mobile devices.

“When it comes to video games, consoles are now competing with phones and game specific devices like the Nintendo DS for gamers’ attention and dollars,” explained Justin Siegel (News - Alert), MocoSpace cofounder.

Siegel added that the competition on the market today is “fierce on all levels, from hardware to software to the application stores,” and that the iPhone (News - Alert) should be worried.

“iPhone has been the must-have device for the past few years, but there are clear signs that the competition is starting to catch up,” said Siegel, citing the MocoSpace survey’s findings.

The top three devices consumers are “in love with” are, in order: the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S3 and the Xbox 360.

MocoSpace surveyed 11,000 consumers and found that the iPhone 5 is receiving 31 percent of the love, the Galaxy S3 comes right behind it with 30 percent, and the Xbox 360 is loved by 21 percent.

The iPad and the PS3 were numbers four and five on the list, and laptops came in last – evidence that as more features and capabilities are added to smartphones and tablets, the less people want to use laptop devices.

Is the problem that laptops just aren’t “sexy” enough? Strange question, sure, but MocoSpace argues that that might actually be the problem.

The survey’s second question asked which phone was sexier, the iPhone 5 or the Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy S3, and the overwhelming favorite was Samsung with 73 percent of the vote.

Siegel notes that this indicates Samsung’s hard work is paying off when it comes to marketing its products, saying, “Clearly, Samsung’s marketing is firing on all cylinders. It is making a big impression on our audience of young, multicultural games.”

Ultimately however, the survey found that this Valentine’s Day, there is love all around, and “Today, there are a lot of great devices on the market,” Siegel said.

Edited by Braden Becker
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