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Hawk: Shred sells 3,000 in US launch week

Wednesday, 17th November 2010 10:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Tony Hawk: Shred, the second Hawk game to use a board peripheral, has tanked at its US launch.

According to Cowan and Company, as reported by GI, Tony Hawk: Shred was “a virtual no-show” at retail with only 3,000 units sold, with another Activision title, DJ Hero 2, also suffering low sales of 59,000 during the two weeks of sale in the month.

Shred was only on sale for six days of the month.

Big software winners in the October NPD were NBA 2K11 with 1.15 million units, Fallout: New Vegas on 360 with 679,000 units, Medal of Honor with 1 million units moved and Fable III with 580,000 sales.

Never more, Tony. Maybe it’s time to rest those knees.

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15 Comments

  1. Suikoden Fan

    Should we fear for RoboModo now?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Superet

    Just give up, Tony.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Ouch!

    Should’ve been expected though, surely? I was frankly amazed that they went with the ridiculous peripheral again after last year’s debacle.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Freek

    Should have turned it into a Kinect launch title.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. chronoss2

    Tony Hawk serie died some years ago.. we are not in 1999 anymore where it was very popular. Good news too for DJ Hero 2, this means a price cut soon!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. PsychoboyUK

    In a way im glad this has happend!!! it will prove to ACTIBUNGIELIZZARD that the dumb ass board peripheral is about as useful as a teapot made of chocolate lol.

    Bring the game back to it’s roots and and give us games like the THPS series and THUG series!!! and NO BOARD PERIPHERAL!!!!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    People are burned out on expensive plastic peripherals, they were before the 1st one (Ride was it?)

    I suppose they’re hoping that by releasing another game for the peripheral it’ll be seen as having more value, but I doubt it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. PsychoboyUK

    Agreed freedom thats why i never bought ride or shread To Wii-ish need to go back to the old skool stuff to even contest with the SKATE series!!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Anders

    I expected this to perform badly, but 3 000 units? Jesus christ.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. majorjuggs

    No wonder this has sold so bad. Another example of a tittle Acti. publish without any marketing. Just think of the News regards Blur, great game but diffecult to push a new IP without a shed load of publicity.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. naffgeek

    Activision can afford to have as many bombs as they like as long as they have COD and WOW but I wouldn’t want to be working at the other studios at the moment.

    Be nice if they experimented a little more with new IP rather than grind their second string stuff into dust.

    But I suppose Blur was a bad example of that (nothing wrong with the game though)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. scuz

    Why isn’t there a youtube video of someone using this on a wooden floor yet?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Either back the drawing board, or throw in the towel…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. MegaGeek1

    Throw in the towel!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    WOW!!

    I predicted before here that shred sold sub 1000 in the uk and given how much bigger the us is i’m probably not far off!!

    I want your job pachter ;)

    #15 4 years ago

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