Through the Las Vegas Licensing Expo, SEGA is pretty proud of their blue mascot’s success on the mobile marketplace. With Sonic covering more ground on mobile, the company predicts that Sonic will grow dramatically in the coming years with a multitude of new, diverse games and apps to be released.
How big an achievement? Well, the company is proud to say that Sonic has hit over 11 million titles sold off the various mobile marketplaces, predominantly Apple’s App Store and the Android Market. Emphasis has been placed on Sonic 4: Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Spinball, and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. SEGA has also noted that Sonic 4: Episode II has also become “Game of the Week” on the iPhone upon its release, the episodic title becoming a bestseller on its opening week.
The company is also proud of their commitment through the digital marketplace as a whole, re-engaging Sonic fans of old with rereleases of various classics. Sonic Adventure, the remastered Sonic CD, and the upcoming Sonic Adventure 2 on XBLA and PSN are all part of SEGA’s pledge to reintroduce long time favourites to the newer fans, and to give those who’ve played the games in their youth another chance to do just that.