100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

February 7, 2013 -

No doubt Activision is delighted that over 100 million Skylanders toys have been sold across the United States. The company announced the milestone at the Toy Fair 2013, reports Destructoid. Activision says that the Skylanders franchise (Skylanders and Skylanders Giants) across all platforms has generated over $500 million since its launch in 2011.

Activision studio Toys For Bob created both games, but the next title - Skylanders: Swap Force - is being developed by Vicarious Visions. The game will offer a new feature to fans - the ability to switch tops and bottoms of the action figures to create new in-game playable characters. Skylanders: Swap Force is due for release this fall.

While Activision has enjoyed being the only player in the game-toy space with Skylanders, it will soon have some stiff competition from Disney who are working on a similar kind of game that uses toys called Disney Infinity.

Source: GameSpot

 


Comments

Re: 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

That is disgusting... I am not sure there is anything more offensive as a gamer than being charged to unlock the content I have already paid for and the success of this nonsense just pushes it forward as a desirable model for future games. 

Re: 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

So desirable that Disney is getting in on the action using its properties.

Re: 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

Remember, the Wii U GamePad has that NFC reader.

Pokemon: Gotta Buy 'Em All!

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

At least the gamepad has the device built in instead of having to buy it separately. I'd say maybe wait and see what's done with it instead of crying doom and gloom.

Re: 100 Million Skylanders Toys Sold To-Date

Iwata specifically mentioned cards and figurines as a possible application of NFC in his investor call but I certainly am not condemning Nintendo for something it hasn't actually done yet.  There are some pretty cool and non-rip-off-the-consumer-type things you can do with NFC and I'm excited to seem them.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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