Retailers are listing the last-generation version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 for release this week. Activision has been quiet about the later release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it seems those waiting for it on those platforms will be able to skate this week.
Sony listed the game as part of its weekly release schedule. GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) has the game listed for a Friday, December 18 release. Amazon suggests it will be out tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15.
We’ve reached out to Activision for clarification. We’ll update should we receive a response. For more, check out our review of the current-generation versions.
Update: Activision confirms that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will be available digitally tomorrow, December 15, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is being shipped to stores tomorrow, as well. This accounts for the discrepancy in release dates.
It wouldn’t be entirely surprising if this one was intentionally being downplayed. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 face planted on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and it’s not uncommon to quietly release a game that isn’t going to do wonders for the brand or bottom line.