According to Sonic brand manager Aaron Webber, Sega believes that the audience for Sonic titles are on Nintendo platforms, not Xbox or PlayStation. Webber has stated that Nintendo exclusive titles such as Sonic Colors and Sonic and the Secret Rings have performed better than multi-platform release titles. When looking at sales figures across all consoles, it became apparent to the team that Nintendo consoles are where Sonic fans are.
“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.”
It’s good to know that Sega is looking at platform-specific numbers and going where the fans will appreciate the game the most. Sonic Colors is one of the best DS games I’ve played and I’m looking forward to Sonic Lost World when it is released later this year. How do you feel about previous Sonic titles? Will you be picking up Sonic Lost World to support Sega’s support of Nintendo? Let us know in the comments below.