Sega's Anomaly

Story Feb 11, 2021

Sega wasn't THAT bad - Looking back at the collection of bygone consoles, the Sega Genesis catches a lot more flak than it deserves.   We at QD wouldn't go as far as to call it a top tier console, but the myriad of games that debuted on it's platform gave way to some great franchises, not the least of which, Sonic The Hedgehog.

Source: Sega

Sonic will turn 30 years old this June, and since it's debut, Sega has followed up with another 24 Sonic titles, selling over 80 million units combined (that's a lot of rings).  Better still, in 1991 it was the best selling video game in the world, selling over 15 million copies, the one and only time a Sega game has claimed the title.  It wasn't until 2007 where Sega entered a collaboration with Nintendo to bring about the Mario & Sonic Olympic Games (3 games from 2007 to 2011) that the combined micro-series sold 19 million units with the wind of the strong Nintendo cast at their backs.

Source: switchplayer.net

A strong legacy we all seem to forget.  Sonic released on a niche console and found its way into being a household name.  It makes you wonder what's in store for the next 30 years of our favorite blue hedgehog.

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