Apples adorn Xmas trees

Robert Laing

Robert Laing

There will be a lot of Apples under Christmas trees this year, judging from Dion Wired's and Incredible Connection's top sellers.

Apple iPods are Incredible Connection's best seller. They only rank seventh on Dion Wired's list, where Apple iPhone's are number three.

Nintendo Wii is beating Sony Playstation PS3, which in turn is outselling Microsoft's XBox. The most popular games are based on Disney TV shows High School Musical and Hannah Montana.

Nintendo Wii gaming consoles are second on Incredible Connection's list, and fourth on Dion Wired's.

Global positioning systems are a popular Christmas gift this year, with the Garmin Nuvi 200 GPS at number four on Incredible's list and Dion's sixth biggest seller.

The retailers reported strong sales of laptop computers and other big ticket items, driven by fears of prices going up next year on a weakening rand. Dion Wired's second biggest seller, after Samsung large flat screen TVs, are Dell Core 2 Duo notebook. Acer Aspire One Netbook are Incredible Connection's third biggest seller.