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Most desired video games among children in the U.S. 2019

The holiday season is a big time for the video gaming industry as the latest games and consoles are often at the top of children's Christmas lists. During a November 2019 survey, Mario Kart 8, an exclusive title to the Nintendo Switch, was the most desired game among children aged five to 18 years old.

Most desired video games among children in the United States as of November 2019

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

November 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

5-18 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Parents of gamers aged 5-18 who play video games at least 1 hour per week and plan to purchase new video games or give gift cards/cash to be used for in-game purchases.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following games do you think your child is most interested in playing or receiving as a gift?"

Multiple answers were possible.

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