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Activision toasts another blockbuster franchise: Skylanders passes $500m US gross

Call of Duty publisher is making good on its promise to create another billion dollar franchise. Activision has just announced that Skylanders has, after just over a year on the market, already made a total of $500m in revenue in the US. When the toy-and-video game hybrid was launched, the …

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UNCOVERED: The Top Ten best selling Skylanders

Over 6m Skylanders figures were sold in the UK last year, GfK Chart-Track figures reveal. Activision’s kids sensation dominated the Top 40 accessory charts with 18 entries in the list, only points cards had a bigger share of the market. And for the first time we can reveal a Skylanders …

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WH Smith back in the game with Wonderbook

It gave up on video games in 2010, but now WH Smith is back on board… sort of. The newsagent chain is stocking all three versions of Sony’s new Wonderbook: Book of Spells. That includes the bundle which includes the PS3. WH Smith is also stocking the toys for Activision’s …

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‘It’s easy to build video game concessions in HMV’

Fancy opening a Wii U, Tomb Raider or Angry Birds shop? What about a space dedicated to The Sims? HMV wants to build more concessions dedicated to specific games following the launch of its Skylanders departments in London, Manchester and Glasgow. The new Skylanders areas feature interactive game pods, racks …

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Skylanders iPhone game heads to retail

There are two Skylanders mobile games in the works, and one is even heading to the High Street. The Skylanders Battlegrounds Starter Pack includes a special wireless Bluetooth Portal of Power that ‘brings figures to life’ on iOS, and three physical characters: Jet Vac, Series 2 Cynder and Double Trouble …

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HMV opens Skylanders concession stores

Activision has opened special Skylanders concessions in three HMV stores. Special areas can be found in HMV’s Oxford Street, Manchester and Glasgow branches. Each area will feature a variety of Skylanders products (including licensed cards, puzzles, wallets, bags and badges), character art, artificial grass and dedicated games stations. ”We are …

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Activision reveals social games platform Activate

Activision Blizzard has unveiled Activate, a new social gaming platform for mobile devices. Inside Mobile Apps reports the platform will offer cloud storage allowing customers access to their games from multiple devices, and supports multiplayer titles as well. Users can log into mobile games using a Facebook ID or set-up …

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One Giant leap – The Return of Skylanders

It is a myth that the market for kids’ video games is declining. Tie-ins for the latest Cartoon Network IP or Disney movie may not be selling in the same numbers as they were ten years ago. But video games have long outgrown its role as another piece of SpongeBob …

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