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Submitted by s8anicslayer 450d ago | news

Activision blames Xbox One, PS4, Disney, and Pokémon — for Skylanders’ dipping sales

Skylanders isn’t performing as well as it did last year, and Activision is pointing fingers at Disney, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.

Publisher Activision launched Skylanders: Swap Force in October. It’s the third release in the franchise that combines digital games with real toys (which players mostly have to purchase separately). The series is still the No.1 franchise for kids, according to Activision, but it’s down compared to 2012′s Skylanders Giants. (Activision, Disney Infinity, Industry, PS4, Skylanders: Swap Force, Xbox One)

xHeavYx  +   450d ago
I'm surprised they didn't blame Obama... /s
There is a reason why this game is performing the way it's doing, deal with it Activision
abzdine  +   450d ago
this game brings nothing. you don't even need the split figures to finish the game you can just use the old ones.
this game is good for kids and parents to have some good time, nothing else.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   450d ago
Disney is copying skylanders...
Fil101  +   450d ago
I brought Disney infinity on ps3 for my 3 girls and they love it and I think it's simply because they can relate to everything in the infinity universe where as there is nothing they recognise in skylanders.

Activision probably knew this was coming if you stuck a 10 year old child in front of a skylander set and a Disney infinity set I'd put money on the infinity set.
badz149  +   450d ago
oh...don't forget to blame those poor Afrikan countries for not buying it either while you're at it, Activision!
Mr-Dude  +   450d ago
Milking much... People are fed up with the same repeating stuff
Stick89  +   450d ago
Because it certainly wasn't the milking that is killing yet another IP under Activision.
MegaRay  +   450d ago
Haha I rather play Disney infinite than skylander tbh
badz149  +   450d ago
both are as guilty for trying to introduce a new level of milking!
MegaRay  +   450d ago
Yet infinite is better for the fact that they took their time unlike skylander wich coming every year
WeAreLegion  +   450d ago
Disney Infinity is really fun. Same dev team that did Toy Story 3. Also awesome. ;)
310dodo  +   450d ago
I work at Gamestop
Skylanders is still the most asked for stuff at the store.
So many parents come in looking for certain figures.

but I am sure purchasing toys for a game every week sucks.
Regis  +   450d ago
I'm guilty as I try not to buy a game every week.
Angerfist  +   450d ago
Lmao it seems that 12 year olds and grown ups have a more sheep like behaviour(COD) then little Kids 😃😃😃
SpinalRemains138  +   450d ago
Mental illness when one cannot look within to see where faults lie.
snake_eater  +   450d ago
I blame the queen of england
MCTJim  +   450d ago
Whoever thought up the Skylanders at Activision should get a huge bonus. What a great idea for marketing items to kids who love this Pokemon type/like stuff. Mom mom mom I need more figures to battle...well done Activision employee :) I am sure you now have a corner office.
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nosferatuzodd  +   450d ago
lol blame god next lol
FullmetalRoyale  +   450d ago
*God
GentlemenRUs  +   450d ago
Wow! Did they really have the balls to say such dribble!?

Activision, You are trying to MILK too much and now KARMA is slapping you in the face with a trout!

Karmas a Beach! #Dealwithit
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monkeyfox  +   450d ago
activision are c$%ts
givemeshelter  +   450d ago
I blame Global Warming and Dodgeball
Sadist3  +   450d ago
I blame Cobra Commander and macaroni and cheese
Scatpants  +   450d ago
So, not the fact that little kids toys are usually only hot for one Christmas season and then they're on to something else then?
N4GJD  +   450d ago
It can't be anything to do with parents finally realizing they're paying hundreds of dollars to unlock all the content already on the disk (versus $60 for other games) or the franchise has become stale from being milked dry. Nah, can't be any of those reasons!
Darkfist  +   450d ago
and yet theyr going to release skylanders4 next year.
Zanzibar106  +   450d ago
Or, you know, you guys MIGHT want to consider taking them at their word. They've been spot-on with their previous Skylanders predictions. There also can be no question that some people could be waiting for the next-gen consoles to drop and then buy the game for that console instead of the 'old' one. I know I'm waiting for several titles to come out on the next-gen consoles before buying.

But no, you're right, the most successful game company can't possibly know what they're talking about.
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DukeOfStilwater  +   449d ago
Activision should blame themselves, it's their own damn fault why the game doesn't sell. They destroyed Spyro the Dragon, and they expect people to buy this processed, canned shit that includes Spyro, but is called, "Skylanders"? More like Asslanders.
Zanzibar106  +   449d ago
..you guys get that Skylanders has made more money than EVERY OTHER SPYRO GAME EVER MADE COMBINED, right? I'm surprised that I have to point that out, but the comments here make me think I have to.

The game is selling fine, it's just slower compared to Giants at the same 3-week point, but as they say, it could be a number of issues that aren't related to the game's quality. It could be that people are saving up for a new console thus aren't buying immediately, it could be that they want to buy the game for PS4/XB1 which haven't released yet, and yes, it could be that they already wasted money on Disney Infinity and are waiting for Christmas before buying SF.

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