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Sonic the Hedgehog's lifetime game sales zoom to 360 million

#1 User is offline Casshern 

Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

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Noticed this article that came out yesterday https://venturebeat....to-360-million/

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Sega revealed today as part of its yearly financial report that the Sonic the Hedgehog series has lifetime game sales of approximately 360 million. This includes physical and digital.

When Sega shared this number last year, the franchise's sales were at approximately 350 million. Sonic Mania, the retro 2D platformer, came out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this August. Now, this doesn't mean that Sonic Mania alone sold about 10 million copies, since back catalog sales were a factor for the growth. Sonic Mania is likely in pushing the number up to 360 million.


Wonder how Sonic Mania has done in sales and how Forces is going to perform.

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Does this number include downloads of free mobile games like Dash? Cause those aren't nearly as interesting.

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View PostBlue Blood, on 31 October 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

Does this number include downloads of free mobile games like Dash? Cause those aren't nearly as interesting.

It's a figure for both packaged and digital games, so yes.

I mean if Sonic Mania had sold 10 million copies you'd have heard about it by now :v:

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View PostBlue Blood, on 31 October 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

Does this number include downloads of free mobile games like Dash? Cause those aren't nearly as interesting.


It doesn't go into much details, but in another part of the report they include Puyo Puyo Quest for that series, so I'm assuming mobile games went into that 360 million number.

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Well, back in 2015 Dash had been downloaded 100million times and was getting 14 million unique players a month.

https://venturebeat....onthly-players/

I want to know the numbers with F2P games disregarded.

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These figures also include whenever a Sonic game was packaged with a console or sold in almost-free Humble Bundles, don't they?

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View PostBlue Blood, on 31 October 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

Well, back in 2015 Dash had been downloaded 100million times and was getting 14 million unique players a month.

https://venturebeat....onthly-players/

I want to know the numbers with F2P games disregarded.


A 2011 VideoGamer.com article said the series had sold over 80 million units.

A brief calculation of listed of notable retail games and digital games of the sales of games I quickly did does come relatively close to that.

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