Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is Another Top Seller on Xbox Live Arcade
While few can reach record setting sales of Minecraft (or Trials Evolution) on the Xbox Live Arcade, Tony Hawk’s HD has certainly made an impact in the digital space. In an interview with Gamasutra, developer Robomodo has revealed that the title has sold around 120,000 copies in its first week on Microsoft’s Digital Platform.
It’s uncommon for developers to discuss specific sales numbers when it comes to downloadable titles, but it’s hard not to be happy with those figures. The HD Tony Hawk’s title has been a breath of fresh air to the developer, as their previous attempt to innovate the series with Tony Hawk’s RIDE unfortunately didn’t turn out so well for the studio. Taking aspects from the original two titles in the original series, Tony Hawk’s HD really shows how old titles can be rejuvenated, while still maintaining the gameplay that made the original so memorable. What’s even better though, is that the title has yet to release for the PS3 or PC, so hopefully these great numbers can be replicated when it launches later this year for those platforms.
Talking to Gamasutra as part of the interview, Josh Tsui stated -
“…people are more apt to try games that are smaller and downloadable….It should be interesting to see the sales on PC — we’ve been surprised how many people are asking for that”
The original titles certainly had a much more console focus, providing fast and easy to grasp pick-up-and-play gameplay, yet still having a deep combo system for those after the high scores. The PC release will certainly be interesting when it comes to the controls, though I’m sure it’ll release with controller support. As Tony Hawk’s HD is a much more connected title (thanks to modern consoles), it surely will play on gamers’ desires to push the high scores to new levels.
Be sure to check out our review of the title if you haven’t already.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is available now on the Xbox 360, and will be released later this year for the PS3 and PC via their download platforms.
Source – Gamasutra