Four Sonic the Hedgehog titles being removed from Nintendo’s Japanese Virtual Console

Most of the retro Sonic titles are being removed from the Japanese Virtual Console service. There has ben no word if these games will also be removed from the American and European Virtual Console. Games removed from Virtual Console can’t be bought by any new users, though they can be redownloaded once bought.

The Sonic titles being removed:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (MS)
Reason wasn’t given for the pull.

7 responses to “Four Sonic the Hedgehog titles being removed from Nintendo’s Japanese Virtual Console

  1. teirusu says:

    i think that sega wants to stay away from nintendo
    and you may say hey what about sonic and mario at the Olympic games well that’s the last sonic and mario game

  2. ShadiNeko says:

    Classic Sonic? (laughter) no.

    also makes me lol how this news was announced on Iizuka’s birthday (today, the 16th). Knowing how he isnt the most fond about the classic games,this must be a present to him from SEGA japan.

  3. Jkun says:

    SEGA moving away from Nintendo to make the Dreamcast 2.

    Let it happen ;-;

    • Samurai-Don says:

      You know as well I do that Sega isn’t in a situation where they can make a “Dream Cast 2.” Just let it go.

  4. ihsanamin says:

    Reworked widescreen versions using the Retro Engine?

  5. SkyBlue says:

    Isn’t Sonic not popular in Japan anyway?

    I wonder if anyone even bought those games on the Japanese VC, since Nintendo have a strange policy of selling an X amount before getting paid…maybe rating those games in Japan didn’t pay of as SEGA thought it would?

    Best to remove the games if you feel you’re not getting money from Nintendo then to leave them on and waste that rating money and not get paid.

  6. GamerTB says:

    It costs money to put up games on an online shop? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds incredibly wrong? What should I know about that?

    And also…

    “There has ben no word […].”

    You might want to fix that little oversight.

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