Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure was a mightily triumphant return for the '90s era character and has topped the NPD charts for sales in 2011/12. In addition to that, the toys (that you need to bring more characters into your game) are beating up the rankings as well.
For all the sometimes rough treatment that Activision gets, it's really nice to see the company go out on a limb like it did with Skylanders and actually try something new. It seems all too often that day in and day out, same-old-same-old is the way of big business in general; but here was something really different. And guess what? It worked... big time.
Skylanders Giants (the sequel to Spyro's Adventure launches this Fall on consoles and portables)