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.