Sega Sammy has released their financial results for the fiscal year lasting between April 2021 through March 2022. Throughout this time frame, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has been stated to have sold over 5.8 million game units worldwide (referenced on page 20). Additionally, Sonic Origins and Sonic Frontiers are emphasized as significant releases for the rest of the year, with increased franchise awareness and growth being an evident goal.
The multimedia facet of the franchise, with releases like the second film, Sonic Prime, and the upcoming Knuckles spin-off, will serve to further amplify the brand’s identity in the cultural consciousness.
Congratulations to Sega for this lofty milestone, and here’s hoping Sonic Frontiers pushes those numbers up even more.
Developed by the experienced members of SEGA’s Sonic Team Japan, led by producer Sachiko Kawamura and director Morio Kishimoto, Sonic Frontiers will bring Sonic fans an all-new type of Sonic experience. In the dangerous and vast world of Sonic Frontiers, anything is possible, and players will have the freedom to explore the visually stunning, open-zone realm.
“Sonic Frontiers is a huge leap forward for the franchise, delivering an evolved gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by longtime Sonic fans and action-adventure enthusiasts alike,” said Takashi Iizuka, Creative Officer at Sonic Team USA. “With the effort of the talented developers at Sonic Team Japan, we’ve created an all-new style of gameplay experience for Sonic the Hedgehog, where players will be able to explore lush and expansive landscapes with Sonic’s signature speed and abilities. There’s sure to be lots of twists and turns around every corner in ‘Sonic Frontiers,’ and we’re excited to unveil more information about the game over the coming months.”
Sonic Frontiers is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022.
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