Skylanders is 2012's #1 selling Console and Handheld Game

Xbigy Games' Kamran Draeger writes:

"According to a press release by Activision Blizzard, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure was not only declared the best selling game for this year so far, but it managed to dominate this year's revenue charts for toys and accessories as well."

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Sucitta2333d ago

so this sold more then black ops, battlefield or skyrim? what am I missing, I've never seen anyone playing this game..

kamruk2333d ago

same here, but they have the prime unaware buyers market, children. the game features toys as accessories and keeps getting expanded, kids want it, the parents get it. critical reviews and gameplay don't matter when you're that young, it's the image that they're selling. video game branding at its finest.

GraveLord2333d ago

I think they are taking revenue into account. So they're counting the sales of the toys.

EDIT: yeah I'm right. Look at this quote from the press release.

" is pleased to announce that Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™, which launched to great acclaim and record-setting sales in October 2011, was the #1 best-selling console and handheld video game title between January and April 30, 2012 worldwide based on revenue inclusive of toys and accessories, according to The NPD Group, GfK, Charttrack and Activision internal estimates."

Sucitta2332d ago

must be 6-9 year olds playing it then lol I don't think ive even noticed the toys in stores.