Zhu Zhu Pets: The Video Game

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If you just can't get enough of Zhu Zhu Pets, the hit toy hamsters for young children, wait til next year. Activision, the company that created the extremely violent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, plans to release a video game version.


And our last word in business will be the last words we'll utter about Zhu Zhu pets, at least for this year.

(Soundbite of Zhu Zhu TV commercial)

MONTAGNE: Zhu Zhu pets are those furry robotic hamsters, you might have noticed. They've been such hot sellers this year, stores have had to limit the number you can buy. Today's word is Zhu Zhu Pets video game.

The game maker Activision will come out with this new game next spring. Activision is the company behind this year's top selling video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a game where players get to engage in battle. The Zhu Zhu Pets game will most likely be a whole lot less violent that's because Activision will be targeting young girls. And, let's face it, it features hamsters.

And that's the business news on this Christmas morning. For MORNING EDITION from NPR News, I'm Renee Montagne.

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