Fashion Fantasy Knows What Girls REALLY Want For Christmas

Social networking/online game, Fashion Fantasy Game, surveyed over 2500 teen girls to see what they want for Christmas this year. The answer? Cash. I guess they've finally grown out of that I-want-a-pony phase.

Fashion Fantasy found that after the 65 per cent that wanted cold, hard cash for Christmas, a whopping 59 per cent wanted a laptop. Coming in at third fourth and fifth place were mobile phones, shoes and MP3 players. Only 8 per cent would even consider a VIP membership to as a gift worth having.

So what does this say about teen girls today? Are they all tacky shopaholics who would debase themselves with requests for cash this holiday season to feed their addiction? Or is the younger generation simply becoming more practical in these trying economic times?

Here's what the press release answered:

"For young women, even holiday gifting is about style and empowerment," said Nancy Ganz, founder and CEO of Fashion Fantasy Game. "Giving money as a gift provides young women with the resources to express themselves and to learn budgeting skills. These are two core components of Fashion Fantasy Game, where girls can create their own virtual fashions which are then bought and sold in virtual boutiques operated by other players."

Yes, I'm sure that's what they'll spend their money on if they get it for Christmas: virtual fashion. Not real fashion.

Hm... I wonder if any of them would spend their money on a Nintendo DS and a copy of Style Savvy. But then we'd be getting into the question of "Are all style games created equal?" as opposed to the question of what teenage girls what for Christmas.


    Really bad website! My daughters got bored after fifteen minutes. Very unrealistic, and since I signed up we are all getting so much garbage mail...

      You might attempt to read things more carefully!
      You can easily unsubscribe to FFG. Since your daughters are not teens anymore I wouldn't think of them as a good example of who likes to play FFG.
      What has happened to you!

        Well I personally think this website is bogus! Because I liked it at first but got very bored after a few days of it, its to bad that my mom had already paid the stupid 60$! So i immediately un-subscribed to cancel my subscribtion, only 6 months later my mom got a payment saying she owes 60$ even though we cancelled!!! & now I have no idea how to cancel the stupid thing, & with this economy mom moom doesn't have enough money to pay for something i don't even like anymore.

    Do these types of “aimed at girls” games actually sell?, because it seems to me like marketing games to girls in this way is pointless and slightly offensive.

    I seem to remember Sony having a marketing campaign for the PSP aimed a girls filled to the brim with pink fuzzy animals and girly stuff. To me it just seems pointless actually marketing this way, sure every product is marketed differently towards the different genders, but video games take it to the absolute extremes for some reason. Do they honestly believe that covering the boxes and advertisements in the most pink stuff they can find will actually entice girls to buy it?, i think it’s actually turning them off, I’ve known a lot of girl gamers and none of them would caught dead playing a fashion game, or a my sweet pony game or a bratz game or any game that was marketed to them because they don’t have a manhandle. In fact one of the girl gamers i knew could kick anyone’s ass at any mortal kombat game ever.

    Girls are just as inclined to buy Uncharted 2 or Dragon Age origins if the games are good they will buy them. I say less crappy games with a pink a fluffy paint job and more good games.

      My reason for creating this virtual world was to help educate young girls that there is more to the fashion biz then just making pretty designs. The marketing is basically word-of-mouth and i guess there are over 1 million young adults who are enjoying FFG. And who do you work for?? One of those silly Dragon games? You should be careful what you say's quite obvious that you are just trying to promote your gig.

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