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EA: Skate outsold Tony Hawks two-to-one

Another interesting snippet in EA’s

recently released

and much-discussed financial statement was the claim that new extreme-sports outing Skate outsold Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground.

CFO Warren Jensen boasted: "Despite the fact we launched on three fewer platforms, Skate outsold Tony Hawk 2 to 1."

Tony Hawk’s is one of the longest-running and most successful franchises in gaming history, having kicked off in 1999. The most recent release, Tony Hawk’s Proving Grounds, was the ninth in the series – not including spin-offs such as Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.

Skate, however, first appeared last year, but was instantly acclaimed for its inventive twin-stick control method that did away with the fiddly button combos that have become a hallmark of the Hawk’s series.

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