Tony Hawk: Shred is Out and No One Cares


 

I thought things couldn’t get any tougher for the Tony Hawk series. After Tony Hawk: Ride bombed at retail, Activision decided that making the sequel a more kid-friendly experience would help the game move units.

Instead, Tony Hawk: Shred has put up some of the worst video game launch numbers I’ve ever seen made public.

On launch week, only 3,000 copies of Tony Hawk: Shred were sold. In comparison, the disappointing Tony Hawk: Ride debuted with over 114,000 in sales with the same amount of time.

You don’t need a calculator to realize that this is bad news for everyone involved. The developer, Robomodo, has let go of 60 staff members since the release of the game, and will no longer work on the franchise.

It’s a sad state of affairs for what once was the hottest franchise in gaming. The Tony Hawk series hasn’t been right been right for a while, but I still have a sense of nostalgia for when this series was awesome. Do you think the series is officially done? Or will we see another Tony Hawk game next year?

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