Over 1 million Disney Infinity Starter Packs sold, game boosts Disney’s Interactive division
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments
Over 1 million Disney Infinity Starter Packs have been sold since launch, it has been confirmed. Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed the news during the company’s post-earnings release conference call yesterday.
According to Iger, retailers have been experiencing regular sell-outs. Walt Disney senior executive VP and CFO Jay Rasulo added that the holidays will be a significant period for Disney Infinity, but “we feel good about its prospects so far” based on feedback from retailers, consumers, and gamers.”
Disney Infinity boosted Disney Interactive’s gaming sector during the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, with revenues rising from 93 percent to $396 million. Operating profit came in at $16 million, which is a significant turnaround from last year’s $76 million loss.
Overall sales are up 26 percent to $1.1 billion. Operating losses, meanwhile, lowered from $216 million to $87 million.
Disney Infinity Jack Skellington Halloween video, plus Pro Controller/Classic Controller support on the way
In other news, we now have confirmation that Disney Infinity will be receiving Pro Controller and Classic Controller support “very soon”. That’s according to an official post on the game’s official forums:
“Great news everyone! The Wii U Pro Controller and Classic Controller should be compatible with Disney Infinity very soon. Thank you for your patience!”
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
David Jaffe suggests Nintendo should try selling the company to Disney, wants them to do something new
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 34 Comments
David Jaffe has a suggestion for Nintendo: try selling the company to Disney. He believes “they clearly understand marketing, they clearly understand their audience.”
Now, Jaffe’s words shouldn’t be taken as him looking to openly blast Nintendo. While speaking with HipHopGamer, Jaffe acknowledged his respect and admiration for the company. The thing is, he wants them to do something new.
Jaffe labeled Shigeru Miyamoto’s contributions to gaming as “industry-altering and super important”. However, he feels “some new blood getting in there” could only improve Nintendo.
Jaffe’s comments in full: