Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remake has smashed franchise records as it sells 1 million units in only ten days from release.
Activision, the original publisher of the franchise has confirmed via Twitter that the remake of the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 have broken this franchise-record today September 14th, only ten days after the release date of September 4th, 2020.
— Activision Blizzard (@ATVI_AB) September 14, 2020
Some rough estimates had predicted that the game would sell a total of around 5 million units, and that was if the remake was mediocre. It’s probably safe to say that this estimate will likely be shattered and very soon.
Right now, the remake of the beloved early 2000s series is sitting at a Metascore of 98 and a User Score of 7.4, with most of the negative reviews being about the controls of the game feel dated since the playability is supposed to emulate that of the original titles.
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series has had a long life, although when the developer was changed from Neversoft to Robomodo, the game’s popularity did take a dive, with the last of the series Pro Skater 5, being obliterated by critics, scoring as low as 32 out of 100 on Metacritic.
The huge success of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 could be taken as yet another example of how nostalgia can make a great selling point for publishers in this day and age.