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Swap Force is most pre-ordered Skylanders game

Pre-orders for this year’s Skylanders are 60 per cent higher than last year’s smash hit, Skylanders Giants. It follows news from Activision that Skylanders is the most lucrative games series in the US and Europe this year, and the toys are currently the No.1 action figures. Skylanders: Swap Force launches …

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Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand. The publisher has announced that the Skylanders IP has to date generated over $1.5bn in global revenue and has been the best selling console and handheld …

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Disney "extremely happy" with early Disney Infinity performance

Chief financial officer Jay Rasulo has said Disney is extremely happy” with the early commercial performance of Disney Infinity. Polygon reports that the exec told an audience at the 2013 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference that hopes are incredibly high heading in to Christmas. "I don’t want to be definitive …

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Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market. The publisher has revealed that Skylanders figures have outsold all other action figure properties in the US and Europe so far in 2013. That means the likes of Transformers, Star Wars, Ben 10, Batman, WWE, Spider-Man, Toy Story and Superman …

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Shelf space concerns as toy games go to war

Angry Birds and Pokmon are the latest big name franchise to take on Skylanders as the toy war heats up, but is there enough space to stock them all? The lucrative ‘toys to life’ genre has been dominated by Activision’s Skylanders series, which has generated well over $1bn since its …

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Call of Duty leads Activision’s six-strong Wii U line-up

Third party support for Nintendo’s new console has been erratic at best, but Activision has confirmed it will support Wii U with six titles this autumn, including Call of Duty: Ghosts. The publisher has already said that it will be bringing its next blockbuster shooter to Wii U, but has …

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Toy war heats up in the latest issue of MCV

This week’s issue of MCV features the latest from the video game toy war and an interview with PS4’s Mark Cerny. The stage is set for a Skylanders vs Disney Infinity vs Angry Birds clash – and that’s before Nintendo dated its toy-based Pokmon offering. Meanwhile, Cerny reveals why PS4 …

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Skylanders-style Pokémon Rumble U due next month, toy plans still being finalised

Nintendo’s own take on the Skylanders toy/game model will be released next month – but the toys might miss the launch. Announced earlier this year, Pokmon Rumble U is a download-only action games that sees Wii U owners brawl their way through waves of cartoony creatures, following the formula laid …

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