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Skylanders publisher Activision flattered by Disney Infinity

Skylanders publisher Activision have said that they're flattered by Disney Infinity, the new Wii U and Wii game from Disney and Avalanche Software.

Although it was slightly hidden amongst the talk of platforms and play sets, Disney Infinity is a game that will enable you to buy toys and bring them into your game just like in Skylanders.

Activision's John Coyne, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, said: "We are thrilled by the incredible success that the Skylanders franchise has had in such a short period of time. We are also flattered that one of the leading family entertainment companies is joining our toys to life category."

Coyne suggested that Activision isn't concerned by the arrival of Disney Infinity, arguing that Skylanders will continue to lead the way in this new genre.

"We continue to focus on delivering innovative and immersive entertainment experiences to kids around the world and are pouring more creativity into our games," added Coyne. "As a result we are well positioned to continue leading the category."

What do you think. Will Skylanders be able to compete with Disney Infinity?

[ Source: Forbes ]


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  1. danbish Wednesday 16th Jan 2013 at 10:21

    I think they'll both be able to co-exist and it can only be a good thing to introduce some competition into this area of gaming since Activision have the stranglehold on it.

  2. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 16th Jan 2013 at 13:01

    Skylanders is a massive success,and I have a funny feeling Disney Infinity could just be that little bit bigger.

  3. KH81314 Wednesday 16th Jan 2013 at 14:00

    I think that Skylanders should be worried. Before people were just buying skylanders stuff since it was one of a kind. I see Disney Infinity being bigger than skylanders.

  4. TheSlenderman Wednesday 16th Jan 2013 at 16:07

    Disney infinity will be bigger, since their characters are more recognisable than most of the skylanders offerings.
    Plus they have just bought Star Wars, which will no doubt be in the game.

  5. Darkblizz Thursday 17th Jan 2013 at 01:57

    This is Disney we're talking about here, home of some of the most beloved characters ever. It'll flatten Skylanders.

    Also, Oswald figure please please please.

  6. Greene-Stuff Sunday 10th Feb 2013 at 23:44

    Well it's good to have that slight support from skylander's, but I think skylander's should be worrying a bit now, since Disney is a HUGE company that millions upon millions of people know. Also, the fact that they have the rights to both Marvel and Lucasfilms provides them with SO many more opportunities which will no doubt create a much larger audience. Skylanders, I recommend getting a bit more spyro into your life, perhaps even crash bandicoot if you will spend time creating a backstory and a worthy game for them both.

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