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Disney Interactive lays off 700, plans to scale back annual game output [Update]

Disney laid off one-quarter of its global staff in its video games and Internet division, Disney Interactive, The New York Times reported Thursday. The 26 percent decrease in staff amounts to roughly 700 job losses and also points to a change in strategy for the company, which is expected to scale...

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Disney Infinity drives Interactive group to $403 million in revenue

Disney reported $403 million in revenue for its Interactive group in its fiscal first quarter 2014 financial results, a three-month period that ended on December 28, 2013. It is a 38 percent increase over the revenue earned by the Interactive group in Q1 of 2013, $291 million. The leap in...

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Report: 'Several hundred' Disney Interactive employees face layoffs

Though Disney Infinity is an undeniable hit, the Wall Street Journal reports "several hundred" employees at developer Disney Interactive are to be laid off later this week. Citing unnamed sources "close to the company," the report claims that these layoffs are "expected to begin after the media...

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Disney Infinity moves 3 million starter packs

Disney Infinity may have been named as a reference to its own potential revenue - The New York Times reports that Disney Interactive has sold three million Disney Infinity Starter Packs, which include figurines of three Disney characters and the game itself. Infinity was also the tenth best-selling...

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Toy Story's claw machine among five toy boxes added to Disney Infinity

Disney Interactive offered five new toy boxes for Disney Infinity owners to play with this week. Two of the toy boxes are inspired by the Toy Story films: the Toy Story Claw and Toy Story Racer stages. Toy Story Claw has players searching for ten lost aliens in a claw machine, whereas Toy Story...

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Disney Infinity to add Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Frozen characters

Disney Infinity aims to live up to its name with the addition of three movie franchises to the platformer/adventure/sandbox/whatever-it-is game. Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled characters Ralph, Vanellope and Rapunzel have already found their way into stores, while Anna and Elsa from Frozen have...

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Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants resigns

John Pleasants has left his post as co-president of Disney Interactive, the New York Times reports. "It was a collaborative decision to do what's right for the business at a time when we have clear momentum," Pleasants said of the decision. "It's complicated to have co-presidents. It doesn't...

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Disney Infinity doubles quarterly earnings for Disney Interactive

The release of Disney Infinity drove a 107-percent increase in fourth-quarter revenue for Disney's Interactive division, the company revealed in its quarterly financial report. Disney notes that its Interactive division took in $396 million in revenue during the quarter ending September 28,...

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Report: Toys R Us' Black Friday deals cut into current-gen bundles

Toys R Us is apparently joining GameStop in bringing a new $200 250GB PS3 bundle to its Black Friday deals, going by scans of a flyer posted at BFAds.net. Like GameStop, the US retailer's bundle includes Batman: Arkham Origins and five-star offering The Last of Us. On the Xbox 360 front, there's...

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GameStop nabs Disney Infinity Jack Skellington figure

A new Disney Infinity figure, Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be available as a timed exclusive through GameStop. Starting on October 5, all brick-and-mortar locations in the US will sell Jack and almost 100 locations will have Nintendo representatives on-hand to demo the...

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