Xbox One on Wednesday was named the exclusive video game console on the Toys R Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List and one of the Fabulous 15 Hot Toys for Holiday 2013. The Toys R Us Holiday Hot Toy List provides parents and gift-givers insight into the toys sure to appear on children’s wish lists as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

"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."

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff