Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Activision: Tony Hawk still relevant, like Michael Jordan


12:20 PM on 12.08.2010
Activision: Tony Hawk still relevant, like Michael Jordan photo



Despite the fact that Tony Hawk Shred had an absolutely pitiful sales performance, evil publisher Activision is still standing behind the increasingly obsolete skater. He is a skater, right? It's so easy to forget. Who are we talking about again?

"I think it's early to close the book on Tony Hawk Shred, because we are marketing it to kids, and it is a great gift, and the gift-giving season has already begun," says Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. "That said ... I think we have to ask all the smart questions and make some smart moves in terms of innovation to see if we can recapture people's imaginations.

"The one question that I can answer, and remarkably so, is that Tony Hawk does really still have relevance and tremendous appeal for people. He is a lasting icon. He has that Michael Jordan-ish or Jordan-esque staying power, seemingly."

I think Activision is being very optimistic if it thinks Shred will jump from 3,000 sales to a billion just in time for Christmas. In fact, t'would be a holiday miracle. Nonetheless, what do you reckon? Is Tony Hawk a sports icon, or just some guy on a skateboard? 

Activision: Tony Hawk Still Has Michael Jordan Type Staying Power [IndustryGamers]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Activision

10:30 AM on 03.25.2015
I'm glad that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn't afraid to embrace the strange

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare got some flak for the whole "Press X to pay respects" debacle, but after the controversy quickly died down, it had plenty of time to shine with an active online community. Although th...more



12:30 PM on 03.17.2015
Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode

This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil...more



8:00 AM on 03.06.2015
Destiny will get one more update before the next expansion

The last update for Destiny was pretty great. I logged in to check it out, and promptly quit because there really isn't anything to do. Bungie is teasing the next update however (1.1.2), of which it isn't giving details ...more



View all Activision






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more