Skylanders Giants Remains Best-Selling Video Game in U.S. and Europe


Activision Publishing Inc.’s Skylanders Giants is the No. 1 best-selling console and hand-held video game year-to-date overall in dollars, including toys and accessories, in the U.S. and Europe. In its first two weeks, Skylanders Giants sold more than 500,000 Starter Packs and Portal Owner Packs globally.

Additionally, Skylanders figures are expected to have outsold the top action-figure properties in the U.S. and Europe for the first eight months of the year. The Skylanders franchise has generated more than $1.5 billion in worldwide retail sales.

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants were developed by Toys For Bob, and Skylanders Swap Force is being developed by Vicarious Visions.

New Titles in the eebee’s Adventure Series

Sterling, Publishing Inc., is launching two new books this month, Clean-Up Time and Almost Bedtime. These are the ninth and 10th titles in the popular eebee’s Adventure Series, which turns babies’ everyday events into adventures.

Clean-Up Time is the first lift-the-flap book in the series. The story follows babies playing with everything in a house. When the flap is lifted, it shows various items such as pans, shoes, and groceries—all put away nicely following play time. Almost Bedtime shows popular nighttime rituals, including washing up, putting on pajamas, and story time. Both books retail for $6.95.