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Skylanders is best-selling franchise thus far in 2012

By Ben Strauss

Skylanders is best-selling franchise thus far in 2012

Fri 01 Jun 2012 6:03pm GMT / 2:03pm EDT / 11:03am PDT

Activision proclaims that Skylanders is the biggest gaming franchise from January to April 2012

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Already a big hit during the holiday season, Activision's sales giant Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure continues to lumber on. The publisher has announced that the game is the top selling franchise in both handheld and console markets for 2012 thus far. That's according to The NPD Group, GfK, Charttrack and Activision internal estimates, and it's based on revenue inclusive of toys and accessories.

"This achievement is incredibly gratifying, and quite an honor for everyone at Activision and our team at Toys for Bob," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "It was a simple idea really-bridging the gap between real and virtual play-but one that required tremendous creativity to execute and communicate to our audience.

"It spawned a new category and a new platform for play in an overwhelmingly challenging marketplace. We couldn't be happier that there is an ever-growing universe of Portal Masters out there."

The console sequel, Skylanders Giants, is set for release in October this year and will be debuting at E3 next week.

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Tony Johns

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just hope that this sort of game can give rise to new Tablet ideas that can be used on other games.

It will be perfect for those who love toy collecting and gaming at the same time.

Although the technique has been done but by using cards, like scanning cards to transfer the data into the game from Pokemon with EReader cards.

Posted:4 years ago


Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

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If you want to win, you'll need to keep paying money...

Sorry but I see this as bad news. This bussiness model represents all that in wrong inside the game's Industry.

Posted:4 years ago


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