Microsoft made sure to herald this achievement in an Xbox Wire post with a quote from the toy retailer.
"Identifying the toys that will make the Holiday Hot Toy List is no easy feat. It's something we take great pride in – ensuring that the toys named with this distinction are truly the toys that kids from all corners of the country will be most excited about," said Lisa Harnisch, Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Toys "R" Us, U.S. "All 36 playthings named to this year's list were chosen because they're undoubtedly HOT, from Cra-Z-Loom, one of the most buzzed-about items this season, to Xbox One and tabeo e2, which are generating a ton of excitement before they are even available in stores. As kids begin scribbling their wish lists to Santa, parents can feel confident that with the Toys "R" Us Holiday Hot Toy List in hand, they have the inside scoop on what will help make their kids' wishes come true this season."
While the Xbox One did make the "Fabulous 15," Sony's Playstation 4 wasn't completely locked out of the Hot Holiday Toy List as it was ranked 35th in the list of 36. Nintendo's Wii U, however, is completely absent despite being part of the list for the 2012 holiday season.
The only other video game related mentions on the list are Skylanders: Swap Force and Disney Infinity for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS along with MegaBloks playsets for the Call of Duty franchise.
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