From the day Sonic The Hedgehog™ was released on the SEGA Genesis
back in June 1991, Sonic, the Hedgehog with attitude, became a hero for a
generation, and a true gaming icon.
Defined by his super-fast speed, his cool, edgy character and a readiness for all types of adventure,
in the twenty years since Sonic The Hedgehog™ was released, Sonic has
since notched up over 70 million sales worldwide – becoming a global
phenomenon in the process.
Born from a contest to create a new SEGA mascot by their leading designers, Sonics’ first humble appearance – as a toy hanging from the rear-view mirror in the little-known arcade racing game Rad Mobile – has now developed into an incredible legacy. Indeed, having featured in over 65 games and fans collecting over 70 billion rings between them, it’s been quite an achievement all round.
Better still, as well as video games, Sonic has enjoyed huge success in a many additional
areas – from his own line of comics, apparel and toys, to starring in
four full animated TV series! And there’s still much more to come!