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Disney Infinity drives Disney Interactive to second consecutive profitable quarter

Thursday, 6th February 2014 00:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Disney Infinity has helped Disney Interactive return another successful quarter during the Walt Disney Company’s Q1 2014 financial report.

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The Interactive division posted revenues of $403 million, up 38% from $291 million during the same quarter of 2012 – when Disney Infinity was still three quarters from release. It’s also a jump from the $396 million of Q4 2013, suggesting the sandbox’s sales are not dropping off.

This resulted in operating income of $55 million, up significantly year-on-year from $9 million; and a nice jump on the $16 million of the quarter before, which was only the second quarter in five full years Disney Interactive has returned a profit.

“Higher operating income was due to an increase at our console games business driven by the success of Disney Infinity in the current quarter compared to Epic Mickey 2 in the prior-year quarter and growth from our Japan mobile business,” Disney said.

Overall, the company posted revenues of $12.3 billion, a 9% year-on-year increase from $11.3 billion, resulting in net income of $1.8 billion, up 33% on $1.3 billion.

Although the financial report made no mention of redundancies, Disney Interactive is rumoured to be cutting a significant number of jobs.

We’re expecting the company to announce new Disney Infinity content soon – either Star Wars and Marvel expansions or Disney Infinity 2.

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