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http://gimmegimmegames.com/2013/09/sega-sonic-audience-clearly-nintendo-systems-playstation-xbox/

 

While speaking about Sonic Lost World being a Wii U/3DS exclusive, Sega says that Sonic’s fanbase and audience is on Nintendo platforms. This would explain how Nintendo systems typically receive more games with the blue blur than Xbox/Sony devices. It looks like this trend will continue with Wii U getting more Sonic love than Xbox One/PS4 going forward. Sonic brand manager Aaron Webber had this to say:

If we trace Sonic’s third-party roots all the way back to just after the Dreamcast, we released Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube and it did phenomenally well. We think that’s because there was a lot of overlap between the Sonic/Sega and Nintendo crowd at that time, and we just found historically that Sonic performs really, really well on Nintendo platforms. Sonic Colors did great, Sonic and the Black Knight did well and Sonic and Secret Rings did well — all Nintendo. When we look at the numbers, we thought — this is clearly where our audience is

Makes sense to me. This explains why Sonic games usually sell pretty well or best on Nintendo consoles. Even though Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed did so-so last year in terms of sales and with multiple third party Wii U launch titles bombing, Sega ended up having the Wii U version of that game being the most successful.

It looks like Monster Hunter isn’t the only exclusive Nintendo has got in their cards for the near future because it appears Sega prefers bringing Sonic games to their devices too.



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I thought Sonic Generations sold pretty well on 360 and PS3.



1 Sonic Generations PS3 2011 Platform Sega 0.36 0.46 0.02 0.18 1.02
2 Sonic Generations X360 2011 Platform Sega 0.48 0.36 0.00 0.10 0.94
1 Sonic Colors Wii 2010 Platform Sega 0.79 0.18 0.01 0.51 1.50
2 Sonic Colors DS 2010 Platform Sega 0.59 0.11 0.01 0.45 1.16

Point taken, I suppose. Sonic Generations pretty much only outsold Colors because the 3DS version was rather successful.

3 Sonic Generations 3DS 2011 Platform Sega 0.37 0.30 0.01 0.06 0.76


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oh noes, someone saying that the audience on nintendo systems aren't the same as on playstation or xbox. nintendo fans attack, we cannot accept this slight!!!

        

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kitler53 said:
oh noes, someone saying that the audience on nintendo systems aren't the same as on playstation or xbox. nintendo fans attack, we cannot accept this slight!!!


I'm insulted that SEGA thinks Nintendo fans like Sonic more than anyone else. I mean, seriously, in recent menory that franchise put out maybe one decent game for every three disappointments.



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seems legit

kitler53 said:
oh noes, someone saying that the audience on nintendo systems aren't the same as on playstation or xbox. nintendo fans attack, we cannot accept this slight!!!


the difference is that this is actually rather positive...in contrast to "they don´t care about XXX, there is no audience, we tried te feed them our shit and they just didn´t lap it up and demanded more !!!1!



I agree and can totally understand that Sega will provide Nintendo with Sonic games, that will skip PS/Xbox brands. Time for the other side to understand that a lot of third parties won't provide games for Nintendo platforms because there is no audience for them, there.

So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

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kitler53 said:
oh noes, someone saying that the audience on nintendo systems aren't the same as on playstation or xbox. nintendo fans attack, we cannot accept this slight!!!

Noooo we are going to whine about the lack of 3rd party "kids" games on Playstation and xbox systems.. Thats whats ps and xbox fans must do! Petitions! Petitions for Sonic on PSXBOX!



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makes perfect sense :)

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