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Sonic the Hedgehog or just Sonic is the primary franchise from Sega. The first game in the franchise was released on June 23, 1991. Since then, Sonic has become one of the world's best-known video game characters.

It is one of the best selling franchises, with 350 million sales and downloads as of 2016,[1][2][3] and over $8.79 billion gross revenue ($5 billion without inflation) as of 2014.[4]

GamesEdit

Year Platform Title Sales (millions) Reference

[5]

1991 Sonic the Hedgehog 28.96
1991 Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 15
Master System Sonic the Hedgehog 5.96 [6]
2007 Mobile Sonic the Hedgehog 8
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 6.1
1992 Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 2 6
2013 Android Sonic the Hedgehog 2 0.5 [7]
1992 Sonic 3 & Knuckles 2.26
1994 Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1.02 [8]
Sonic & Knuckles 1.24
1998 Sonic Adventure 3.77
1998 Dreamcast Sonic Adventure 2.5
2003 GameCube Sonic Adventure DX 1.27
1998 Sonic Advance 4.031
2001 GBA Sonic Advance 1.515 [9]
2002 GBA Sonic Advance 2 1.016
2004 GBA Sonic Advance 3 1.5
2007 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 8.4
2007 Wii Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 7.09
DS Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 1.31
2010 Sonic Colors 3.43
2010 Wii Sonic Colors 2.18
DS Sonic Colors 1.25
Other titles
1993 Mega Drive Sonic Spinball 1
2001 Gamecube Sonic Adventure 2 Battle 2.56
2003 Gamecube Sonic Mega Collection 2.05
PS2, Xbox, Gamecube Sonic Heroes 1.46
2005 Mobile Sonic Jump 8 [10]
2007 Wii Sonic and the Secret Rings 1.2
2008 Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 Sonic Unleashed 2.45
2009 Wii Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games 5.67
2011 Wii Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3.7
Android Sonic CD 0.5
2012 360, PS3, 3DS Sonic Generations 3
2013 Wii U Sonic: Lost World 0.71
iOS, Android Sonic Dash 200 [11]
2014 Wii U, 3DS Sonic Boom 0.62

ReferencesEdit

  1. Christopher Dring (June 27, 2016). Sega: 'We are turning Sonic into an entertainment icon'. Retrieved on 2017-01-09. “Joining Iizuka is Sonic’s new chief brand officer Ivo Gerscovich. [...] Gerscovich: Well this year it’s Sonic’s 25th anniversary. [...] We have now sold over 350m games - either physically or downloaded. [...] Sonic is the star of his fifth TV series now, and even on mobile we have had over 200m downloads from the last few games.”
  2. Annual Report 2015 (Sega)
  3. http://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/printing_annual/2014/all_ar2014_e.pdf
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog still running fast for Sega, Fortune
  5. Sales data without references are from List of best-selling video games (Wikipedia)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System) sales:
    • Master System console bundles in Europe from 1992 to 1994 [1][2] [3] (since Sonic the Hedgehog was bundled from October 1991 onwards) - 2.96 million units
      • France: 600,000 units
      • Germany: 330,000 units
      • Italy: 180,000 units
      • Netherlands: 100,000 units
      • Spain: 350,000 units
      • United Kingdom: 750,000 units
      • Rest of Western Europe: 650,000 units
    • Master System console bundles in Brazil - Packaged with consoles since late 1991. During 1996-2012, at least 3 million Master System bundles including Sonic the Hedgehog have been sold.
  7. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic2&hl=en_GB
  8. United States sales
  9. 1.21 million in US, 204,542 in Japan, 100,000 in UK
  10. Oliver, Tristan. Sonic Dash Hits 20 Downloads. TSSZ News. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  11. Sonic Dash Gets a New Stage and Character to Celebrate Download Milestone.
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