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Disney Interactive revenue up 38 percent in Q1 2014

Disney Interactive recorded solid performance in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with significant year-over-year growth in both revenue and operating income, according to an earnings report from parent company The Walt Disney Co.

Net revenue for the three-month span from Sept. 29 through Dec. 28, 2013, came in at $403 million, a 38 percent increase from the $291 million of revenue in the same period one year prior. Disney Interactive's operating income saw a massive year-over-year jump from $9 million in 2012 to $55 million last year, a growth of more than 511 percent.

According to Disney officials, the improvement in operating income was largely due to the continuing success of Avalanche Software's Disney Infinity, which was released in August. The publisher's main multiplatform release during the same quarter in 2012 was Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which did not sell nearly as well as its predecessor.

Disney announced in January that sales of Disney Infinity's $74.99 starter packs had reached 3 million units, including 551,000 copies sold in the U.S. during the month of December. Disney Infinity ended up at No. 10 on the list of bestselling games of the year in America.

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