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Activision's second game in the rebooted Tony Hawk video game franchise, board-controller compatible Tony Hawk: Shred, sold only 3,000 copies during its first week on sale in the US, reports GamesIndustry.biz.

Analysts Cowan and Company described the game's debut as a "virtual no-show".

Performing marginally better in October, but still relatively poorly was DJ Hero 2 which sold 59,000 copies during its first two weeks on sale.

EA's MMA, recently described as dead on arrival shifted only 45,000 copies in the October period, while the publisher's Medal of Honor sold just over one million copies during October.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

The failure of Tony Hawk: Shred must signal a change in strategy for Activision in the extreme sports space. Last month developer Robomodo released 60 staff and said it would no longer be working on the franchise, but in which studio's hands it will end up remains unclear.

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draytone

When did this get released? Not that I would have bought it.
Posted 09:09 on 18 November 2010
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guyderman

At least something sold worse than RB3 :)
Posted 08:08 on 18 November 2010
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IndoorHeroes

Hawk fans, in case you didn't know, you can download the entire Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the iPhone for a meagre £1.19
Posted 01:37 on 18 November 2010
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Bloodstorm

I actually played the demo to 2 more than i played the actual game.
Posted 00:46 on 18 November 2010
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clangod

Hi, I like Skate.

Too bad for the Hawkster really. I remember being extremely happy when I learnt of the release of THPS on the PS1. I got a demo disk at one point and played it to death counting the days until the game came out.
Posted 00:12 on 18 November 2010
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enviro-bear@ Bloodstorm

well, it fails when the game in question is the sequel to one of last years most disappointing games
Posted 17:02 on 17 November 2010
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Bloodstorm@ IndoorHeroes

Funny enough, i didn't see any advertisements either......

See kids, do not rely on word of mouth advertising......it fails.
Posted 16:56 on 17 November 2010
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IndoorHeroes

I don't understand how EA's 'stupid fees' (do you mean project $10?) factor into a game published by Activision?
Posted 16:50 on 17 November 2010
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RecoN

Might be down to EA's stupid fee's aswell!
Posted 15:43 on 17 November 2010
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Ghost_Dog

Tony who...?
Posted 13:15 on 17 November 2010
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Woffls

Ouch. No surprises here, but I'm surprised Activision tried this again after the colossal failure of the last one. Some things make sense on plastic peripherals, some things don't. Move on and try something else.
Posted 13:10 on 17 November 2010
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IndoorHeroes

Were there TV ads for this? As far as I can see the game was totally unsupported. I didn't even realise it was out!

Other causes might be that the previous game was well known for being a poor experience and the expensive peripheral put it out of the pocket money price range.
Posted 12:47 on 17 November 2010

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Release Date: 29/10/2010
Developer: RoboModo
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Extreme Sports
Rating: PEGI 3+
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