If you were wondering why Activision is continuing to remake some classic titles, look no further than the success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Initially launching with a bang on PS4 in July 2017, the game eventually made its way to other platforms, boosting its already healthy numbers significantly. The publisher confirmed during its recent earnings call that the prettied up retro collection has now amassed sales of over 10 million.
It also said Spyro: Reignited Trilogy has been a success, although it didn't go into details. The game launched in November, and has enjoyed a very warm reception, much like the Crash trilogy. We imagine it'll be selling at a similar rate.
Launching later this year is Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, another rebooted upgrade that will undoubtedly find success as well. Activision's remakes have been great so far, and this kart racer looks like it'll be no different. We're not sure where the publisher goes after CTR, but if these nostalgic titles continue to do well, you can be sure it'll find more old franchises to dust off.
Not enough to pay those 800 employees unfortunately
I feel bad for sending money their way knowing they'll just fire people en masse, because its not ENOUGH money, bht they also hold my childhood in their palms and finally decided to use the damn IPs for something so...
Sad part is no doubt they did say theyll look to further minetise each upcoming release in their portfolio and er...that bodes well.
Apart from Crash and Spyro, does anybody know any other old games Activision own that they could remake?
What ever they could be,I will not be giving this scum company any more money, I feel bad now about buying this and spyro
@suikoden I see where your coming from, I just cant think of any more ip's that they own worthy of a remake, hopefully other companies will start using their older ip's
@suikoden @Knuckles-Fajita Don't worry, they have plenty left for their higher ups!
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N.Sane numbers ! sorry, couldn't resist lol
Dear God. Some people don't seem to get it. It doesn't matter how much money they make. At the end of the day, they're a business. They'll keep the people they need and lay off those they don't. Why keep around departments that cost more than they make? Do you know what exactly those who were fired did in Activision? Were they developers? Did they work on projects that were unsuccessful? Many of my friends work as android developers and they tell me that there are cases in which 20% do 90% of the work and everyone else is a waste of time and money.
Do people here expect a company to keep people they don't need just because they're profitable?
As for Crash selling that well, I don't think most people expect these games to do so well. At this point, haven't they already sold better than when they were originally released? It may have something to do with piracy on ps1, more people being gamers nowadays, and digital making it easier to purchase games (especially with all the sales).
At any rate, great games. Happy they did so well. I haven't bought my copy yet. Feels weird playing old games when there are so many fantastic ones that keep being released (I have bought but still haven't played God of War, Nier Automata, Detroit, The Witcher 3, among many others).
@MoorePs4 They own the rights to the old Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. Would love to see a remaster of the first 3 games.
Glad to see Crash and Spyro doing so well nowadays.
Here's to hoping with the IP's recent' success we'll get some new games.
@naruball nice to see someone speaking a bit of sense on the matter. I think people struggle to remember that our hobby is a business and decisions will get made based on good business. Profitable business lay off staff in areas not making enough money to drive profits up more.
With regards Crash, it's nice to see it doing well. Now we've got CTR coming back my nostalgia for the franchise will have been served
This means that this is highest selling release in the series, if you want to count it. Crash 1 sold 6 million, the highest of the original games. It hasn't outsold the original games combined yet, as Crash 2 and 3 both sold 5 million and CTR sold 2 million.
@Zombie9ers thanks, they would be good, used to love them
Good for the Banidcoot.
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