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Skylanders toy sales "two or three times" Activision's expectations

Activision product specialist Noah Kircher-Allen has said the phenomenal success of toy and game combo Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure took even the publisher by surprise.

"When you launch any new IP you always hope it's going to be big," Kircher-Allen told VideoGamer

"We had very high hopes for it, but it far exceeded our expectations as far as how hot it was. As far as toys to software, it was maybe two or three times what we thought it was going to be. It was a lot higher than we anticipated."

Activision hasn't ruled out the possibility of taking the franchise trans-media with a movie or TV series, either.

A sequel, Skylanders: Giants, is due later this year.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.