EA seem to be taking advantage of the mess that is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

(source: Bleacher Report)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 released this week much to the disappointment of many. The game, so eloquently put by The Verge as looking like “a dumpster fire on wheels” isn’t the only skating game on the market, and EA want you to know this, as they have slashed the price of the Skate series this week!

EA may have seen this coming, as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was released with no big campaign, no pre-release review copies, and a last minute change in art style. This isn’t the behaviour of a company that thinks their game is going to sell well. You can check out Eurogamer’s coverage of it below.

The Skate series also has it’s fair share of glitches, but these glitches and some of the mechanics are hilarious and have actually helped to sell the game. Skate 3 was released in 2010 and was well received, but was still a top selling title in 2014 with EA actually issuing a reprinting of the title. Maybe it will re-enter the charts again with this sale. Christmas number one? No?

Even if it’s not Christmas number one you can grab Skate 1+2 for $7.49, and Skate 3 for $9.99, so that’s considerably less than the $59.99 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is selling for. Will you be picking up any of the Skate games this week? Let us know!



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