Skylanders and Call of Duty Among Top Earners in 2013
This week Activision released its quarterly earnings report, and there’s good news in there for fans of Skylanders and Call of Duty.
According to a press release about the report, Skylanders sales are in the billions:
· As of December 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated, life-to-date, more than $2 billion in worldwide sales and, at the end of the year, Activision had sold approximately 175 million Skylanders toys worldwide.
· For the calendar year, in North America and Europe combined, Skylanders Giants™, including toys and accessories, was the #4 best-selling handheld and console game in dollars overall and Skylanders SWAP Force™, including toys and accessories, was the #6 best- selling handheld and console game in dollars overall.
The figures also show Call of Duty is not going anywhere for a while:
· In aggregate across all platforms in the U.S. and Europe combined, Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty: Ghosts was the#1 best-selling title in both units and dollars and the #1 best-selling game on both next-gen platforms in both units and dollars.
It’s all part of a better than expected quarter for Activision Blizzard, Inc., where the company pulled in more than $1.5 billion in revenue. If you’re the kind of person that likes reading long press releases filled with financial information, boy are you in for a treat, because you can check out the full release here.