Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is the ninth game in the Tony Hawk's series released in 2007 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and Wii. Proving Ground was not as successful as Tony Hawk's Project 8. When it debuted in 2007, critics were hesitant about its controls, despite receiving praise for its visuals and audio. Amidst this somewhat lackluster reception, it was a financial success. The Xbox 360 version in America came with a demo of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which was released on October 28, 2007.
Proving Ground was the last game to be both in the main series (until Tony Hawk announced on Twitter that a new game in the main series will be made) and the last produced by Neversoft.