Sonic Superstars Had “Slightly Weaker Start” Than Anticipated, Says Sega

Sonic Superstars Had “Slightly Weaker Start” Than Anticipated, Says Sega

Sega recently released its Result Presentation for the second quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending March 2024.

Several comments about the company’s ongoing IPs are made, including the latest release for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Sonic Superstars. SEGA Sammy Holdings CEO Haruki Satomi stated that the game has seen a slightly weaker start than the company had anticipated. However, they expect substantially more sales during the holiday season between November and December.

Additionally, they intend to continue to market Sonic Superstars so it achieves the same level of sales as Sonic Frontiers.

You can view Satomi’s comments below:

“As for Sonic, we have released Sonic Superstars and Sonic Origins Plus. Sonic Superstars was released in October, which is a slightly weaker start than we had anticipated, but in reality, when Sonic IP sells the most is mainly November to December, and more than 90% of this title’s marketing cost will be spent in the Thanksgiving and holiday season from November onwards.

Although in the financial results announced today, we are forecasting this title’s sales slightly weaker with the view of the status of start mentioned above, we plan to continue our marketing efforts to sell on the same level as Sonic Frontiers.

Also, we are planning to release the third movie within the next year.”

You can view the full report for additional comments and details.

Thanks to Nintendo Everything for sharing this news.

Sonic Superstars is a new 2D adventure featuring Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, taking place on the North Star Islands. New gameplay features include the Emerald Powers when Chaos Emeralds are acquired, such as enabling the ability to create clones or climb waterfalls.

Further, the visuals have received a notable upgrade, and Fang the Sniper from older Sonic the Hedgehog comics and video games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, will appear as an antagonist in Sonic Superstars.

Classic Sonic the Hedgehog designer Naoto Oshima has returned with a brand new villain. Fans can also anticipate “movements, physics, and controls feel familiar and appeal to recent and legacy fans alike.” Local four-player co-op will be available throughout the entire story, too.

An official free prequel comic, Fang’s Big Break, is available, and YouTuber Cybershell did a collab video with Sega discussing the history of Fang’s character.

In case you missed it, check out our review.

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