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Disney Infinity vs. Skylanders Sales Battle: A Dead Heat?

It depends on how the statements are worded, really.

As noted by GameSpot, both Disney and Activision have claimed victories in the best-selling toys-to-life brand battle: Skylanders vs. Disney Infinity.

Disney based their claim on recent NPD results, which showed that franchise sales jumped 16 percent year-over-year during the holiday period. Disney also says their market share in the category rose from 43 percent to 47 percent and that it outsold its closest competitor in terms of total starter packs sales and total sales revenue.

On the other hand, Activision says Skylanders remains #1:

"Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global franchise in 2014, Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor. And Skylanders Trap Team outsold its nearest competitor globally by 17%. As the creators of the 'Toys to Life' category, we are thrilled to continue to lead it for the third consecutive year."

Well, you know, a lot of this is PR. And it's the job of PR to produce and cultivate a positive, progress image. Obviously, both IPs are doing well enough to brag about. We'll just have to see who can eke out a victory in 2015 because you know we'll see new entries in both franchises.

Tags: disney infinity, skylanders, activision, skylanders sales, disney infinity sales

1/18/2015 9:33:07 PM Ben Dutka

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 12:32:14 AM
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yeah sure you are activision we all know your lapping up the money coming from that as for disney i have a bit more sympothy for them but i don't like these type of games myself even though they are money trains

but watever not my cup of tea but i would go with disneys one if i had to choose

happy gaming

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 11:03:50 AM
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fuck em both

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 11:17:19 AM

hahahaha the fact my comment got approved shows it all gents.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 7:49:46 PM
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hehe wow, actual news about these games. It's like the games that exist that most gamers who hang out on game sites just ignore, even if it sells big. Skylanders Trap Team on PS4 (over 40 reviews) has a 78.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 7:53:01 PM
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Hey, wow, I looked at some news reports at Gamespot, one posted back in August. Apparantly Ninja THeory has been working on Disney's Infinity 2.0.

who'da'thunk-it?

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