Crash, the main mascot for Sony with the first Playstation. He was in a ton of good games made by Naughty Dog like the 3 regular Crash games and Crash Team Racing. Then in 200, Naughty Dog was bought out by Sony and Sierra was left with nobody to produce the Crash Franchise.
What really killed Crash was the last new Crash game, Crash of the Titans. Everything changed about the series. All the characters look different than they really do. The gameplay is mediocre at best. Things do not look good for Crash. I don't expect his next game to be better.
You know what else is happening with Crash? He now stars in a God-Awful minigame collection on the DS called Crash Boom Bang. All the minigames are poorly made and are complete jokes compared to Crash Bash. Games are really coming out bad.
I just have to say that Naughty Dog be hanging their heads in shame right now on how bad their first creation has came out without them. The series is not itself anymore. Its been going through too many changes, and I think its time for the bandicoot to be put down.