Skylanders is the #1 Kids Console Videogame Franchise Worldwide

The fans have spoken: Skylanders is now the 12th best-selling video game franchise of all time.

by Scott Lowe on October 19, 2015

Just over three weeks ago, Skylanders® SuperChargers arrived to fans all over the world. Building upon the toys-to-life category pioneered by Skylanders, SuperChargers introduced a completely new gameplay experience with the addition of vehicles. And the fans have spoken: the release of NPD news today reinforces that Skylanders remains the #1 kids’ console videogame franchise worldwide.¹ What’s more, today’s announcement also confirmed that Skylanders is now the 12th best-selling video game franchise of all time.2

With a variety of race cars, motorcycles, boats, tanks, helicopters, jets, submarines, and more, Skylanders SuperChargers has given fans an opportunity to take to the land, sea, and sky though high-octane races, exploration, and combat across the Skylanders universe. What’s more, Skylanders SuperChargers marked the series’ first-ever collaboration with Nintendo to bring Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser as guest stars for players on Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.

“We pioneered the toys-to-life category and have continued to lead it by bringing new innovations within a fantastic videogame to our fans, said Josh Taub, senior vice president of Product Marketing for Activision Publishing, Inc.  “We’re incredibly proud that Portal Masters have made Skylanders the #1 kids console video game franchise globally since launch in 2011.”¹


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In addition to the tremendous response we’ve seen from fans, critics have also shared their excitement for Skylanders SuperChargers. Check it out:

"Skylanders, the original toys-to-life game franchise, remains the best" – National Post

"Easily the best toys-to-life game so far" – Metro UK

Get up to speed on all things Skylanders SuperChargers with our launch guide and closer look at its all-new racing mode. You can also stay in the loop by following @SkylandersGame and @Activision on Twitter.

1Based on revenue, according to The NPD Group, Gfk Chart-Track and Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and accessories.  Since launch in 2011

2According to The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and accessories, based retail sales in North America and Europe. All time since NPD and GfK Chart-track began recording data