Following last week’s delisting of Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA Genesis, Mega Drive and SEGA CD games from digital marketplaces, in an effort to declutter online shops and give more value to Sonic Origins, another Sonic the Hedgehog has returned!
That’s right, 2006’s Sonic the Hedgehog is back up for sale digitally on Xbox 360! Selling for only $4.99, the game has returned following a mass delisting of Sonic games with low critic scores several years back. However, I think I know why the game has made a sudden return…
Now that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the movie) is available digitally, and Shadow the Hedgehog makes his mid-credits debut in the movie, SEGA sees an opportunity to make money off of casual fans looking to reconnect with the series.
A spike in sales followed the release of the first film in 2000, and given Shadow has so few games available outside of Sonic Adventure 2 and appearances in Sonic Forces, 2006’s Sonic the Hedgehog is actually one of Shadow’s biggest games that you can buy digitally… albeit on a console two generations old.
Will you be picking up Sonic ’06? Send your answers to SEGAbits, P.O. Box 91, Chicago, IL, 60612.Ad: