The Tony Hawk Ride Skateboard Bundle Is Proving to Be a Huge Sales Flop

By bundling the next Tony Hawk game with a motion sensing peripheral that had to be used to even play the game Activision took a big chance. Judging from the game's current sales rank it looks like gamers are voting with their dollars and passing this one up no matter how well the skateboard might work. Thing is, it's not even about the price; other similarly priced bundles are selling fine.

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knox5417d ago

no surprise, the whole thing is a disapointment

nycredude5417d ago

I hope Activision burn to the ground cause they are douches but I doubt it cause sales of MW2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and Guitar hero 5, 6, 7 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will pick up the slack.

Edit: WTF happened to my post?

vhero5417d ago

Not to mention the things not even bloody out yet! At least let it come out before making articles like this.

glennc5417d ago

no one except activision thought it would sell anyway. they should have not bothered. you can't milk a franchise for that many games without any innovation and expect people to continue to buy once there is a superior competitor out.

i wish i stopped after TH3

they only have themselves to blame (and neversoft)

the skate series just nailed it, there is no substitute. no other game keeps me playing long after i have finished it. almost daily even now

Peter North5417d ago

Thanks to Xbox 360 the Tony Hawk franchise is now dead.

Peter North5417d ago

I never knew a Skateboard was compatible with a Toaster

MetalGearRising5417d ago

Flopped hahahahaha great no more pay cheques Tony you old Fart and take your Flopped game with you.

PandemicPrawn05417d ago

Absolutely no surprise.

The thing was dead as soon as Microsoft 1-uped it with the Natal video.

Remember the kid scanning in his skateboard? once that was shown I can remember comments on websites like this one asking what's the point of the Tony Hawk Ride peripheral now?

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The worst gaming peripherals to have ever existed

Looking back at gaming history often throws up some questionable things - including awful games, bad consoles, and terrible peripherals.

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darthv721492d ago

That intel wireless gamepad was the inspiration for the 360 wireless racing wheel (and that works really well). I'd say one the author forgot would be the activator from sega.


Why Activision should go back to Tony Hawk’s arcade roots with the new game

We know there’s a new Tony Hawk’s in the works, but it should feel like the oldest of entries to the series.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3798d ago

There's a new Tony Hawk game coming?

Cautiously optimistic. I want the series to end on a positive note but the last what like 6 entries have been severely disappointing. Hope this one ends the curse.

thorstein3798d ago

I hope they don't blow it. I really liked the earlier games in the series. Then Skate came out and the difference night and day.

UncleGermrod3798d ago

Ha, I was thinking the same thing when I read this. I had no idea there was one in the works...you usually here about these things.

Any ways, I haven't truly enjoyed a THPS title since the underground games back during the ps2/xbox/GC era. I hope if they make one, they try to use that same formula that made the first 6 games so fun.

OmegaShen3798d ago

They just need to make Tony Hawk Underground 3, anything else will be a waste.

DarkLord10033798d ago

I think the series went downhill when they had all the jackass characters in the game..

SoulSercher6203798d ago

Either make it like the THUG games or GTFO.

csreynolds3798d ago

I support this article. THPS2 - best Tony Hawk EVAH. The franchise needs to drop the gimmicks and get back to what matters - addictive, thrilling skateboarding.

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Ars: How Activision wiped out on the Tony Hawk: Ride reviews

Ars writes: "Tony Hawk: Ride had major challenges at retail; the high price, the large box, and the drastic change from past games in the series meant the game had an uphill fight to win the affections of skating game fans. Josh Tsui, the president of Robomodo, talked about some of these issues with GameSmith and brought up yet another challenge: the game reviews. Were they rushed? It's very possible, but sadly, that's a situation that Activision itself went out of its way to create."

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