According to Polygon‘s interview with the creators of the ingenious Skylanders Swap Force series Toys For Bob, Nintendo could have had Skylanders all to themselves, with the liberty to add their own characters such as Pokemon, Link, Samus, and Mario. Hit the jump to learn more.
With the slew of news that came from Disney’s D23 event, we were given the announcement that we would see Jack and Woody toys for Disney Infinity this year, along with a Toy Story playset that would include Buzz and Jessie. The game has since launched and I’ve personally had the enjoyment of experiencing what… Read more »
Last week, Disney claimed that sales of Disney Infinity have been on par with those of Skylanders. We later learned that the game managed to pull 294,000 software sales in its first two weeks. According to Activision, however, that’s pretty far behind the initial sales of last year’s Skylanders Giants, which opened to 500,000 sales… Read more »
Disney Interactive’s answer to their profitability woes, Disney Infinity, was a big gamble: the company put over $100 million into it with the hope that the NFC-powered merchandising scheme would pay off. Looking just at sales of Disney Infinity software, the game’s off to a good start – over 294,000 copies were sold in its… Read more »
For several holiday seasons now, the Skylanders franchise has been dominant. Walk into almost any toy store and you’ll see a nice, big Skylanders section front and center. The combination of video game action and collectible toys has proven to be an absolute blockbuster with kids, and the overall revenue has been astronomical. With Disney… Read more »
One of the big differentiators between Disney Infinity and Skylanders is the Toy Box mode, a sandbox-level-editor hybrid that lets players create and share content based on Disney assets. Some of the choice content will be made available via DLC. Today, Disney’s teasing the first round of downloadable Toy Box content, which includes a recreation… Read more »
GameStop is reporting that the new Disney toy-to-life game is already red hot despite just being released on Sunday. GameStop’s President Tony Bartel put it simply by saying Disney Infinity is, “off to a very strong start, exceeding our expectations.” Hit the jump to hear more about Disney’s reaction.
Two companies. Two NFC-powered titles. Two ambitious reaches for the hearts and minds of today’s kids. When Skylanders broke out onto the scene a couple years back, I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical. The Spyro brand had been struggling to find its niche, particularly in light of the resurgence of other kid-friendly properties… Read more »
Disney Interactive has suffered massive financial losses in the past two and a half years, totaling nearly $600 million. As such, they’re banking pretty heavily on Disney Infinity as their ace in the hole. Employing a similar strategy to the highly successful Skylanders franchise, Disney Infinity combines a video game and sets of collectible toys… Read more »
As a childhood Disney fan, I’m pretty fortunate to live in Southern California, since Disneyland’s literally a short drive away. However, now that ticket prices have been jacked up to absurd rates, I haven’t visited in a couple years. Disney’s looking to hook people like me back in with a Disneyland-themed Disney Infinity stage, available… Read more »
Disney Interactive just can’t seem to keep its head above the water. After losing $308 million in 2011 and $216 million in 2012, Disney was hoping to turn things around this year. While they could still very well do that in the second half of 2013 – they’re counting on Disney Infinity as their ace… Read more »
If Disney Infinity really supposed to be an exploration of the infinite world of Disney, it’d be a bit surprising to never see the iconic Mickey Mouse make an appearance. And, as it turns out, the little mascot who changed animation forever will get his own figure for the upcoming NFC title, along with Anna… Read more »