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FIFA 13 claims 4th No.1; Skylanders Giants debuts in 2nd

EA’s powerhouse FIFA franchise remains No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats UK charts for a fourth week. Its strongest contender this week was Activision’s debutant Skylanders Giants, which debuts in second. The toy brand smashes the week one sales of its predecessor Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure which itself managed …

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Skylanders invades London Zoo

The sequel to 2012’s biggest selling kids game is taking over London Zoo. Skylanders Giants will have its own space at the Zoo on Sunday (October 21st) with a variety of fun and games, including a Skylanders-inspired Treasure Hunt. Not to mention a chance to play the game. The morning …

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GAME Stores opening early for Skylanders launch

GAME is opening its doors before school to celebrate the launch of Activision’s Skylanders Giants. 32 stores – including Aberdeen, Nottingham and Poole outlets – will open at 7am on Friday (October 19th), while a further 199 will open at or before 8:30. We can’t wait for this new giant …

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Giant sales expected for Skylanders sequel

The biggest toy craze of the past 12 months is ready to rock toy retail all over again. In a matter of weeks, Activision’s multi-million pound property Skylanders will get a fresh shot in the arm with a brand new Giants video game and collectable toys. Thanks to its range …

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Skylanders gets the Mega Bloks treatment

Mega Brands will bring the popular blind format to the world of jigsaws when it launches its new Skylanders Giants Blind Pack puzzles this October. In the Mega Puzzles line an assortment of six jigsaws are available and each one features a mystery character for kids to discover. The brand …

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INTERVIEW: Activision’s Peter Hepworth and Michael Sportouch

Activision now claims to have not one, but two of the biggest franchises in games, serving two very different audiences. MCV asked European VP Michael Sportouch and UK & Ireland MD Peter Hepworth if Call of Duty and Skylanders can keep growing in the face of a pressured retail market …

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Activision Blizzard Q2 revenues down but beats expectations

Activision has seen its revenues fall, down from $1.15bn in 2011 to 1.08bn in 2012, for the quarter ending June 30th, 2012. Yet this is better than the company’s predictions, and as a result it has raised its net revenue outlook for the calendar year to 4.33bn (up from 4.2bn). …

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HOT TOPICS: Is the kids games market dead?

In the fifth of a series of features answering the biggest questions about the industry’s future, Christopher Dring shatters the myths behind the shrinking children’s sector Is the kids games market dead?NO During the PS2’s era, licensed kids games were the hottest properties. And with the likes of Finding Nemo …

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Skylanders soars as the world’s top game franchise

Activision has stated that Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is the No.1 best selling console and handheld game this year. The hit kids franchise launched last November and lets players ‘bring their toys to life’ by placing Skylanders figures on a special portal. The result has been phenomenal, and according to Activision, …

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Skylanders goodies land at retail

A range of brand new Skylanders accessories will hit store shelves this summer. Power A has produced the officially licensed Adventure Case, which stores up to 32 Skylanders figures, has a zip-out gameplay mat, storage pockets and a removable shoulder strap. This is due in June for around 24.99. Power …

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