Sonic the Hedgehog has had a challenging ride since he appeared in 3D, but it looks like he’s due for a triumphant burst. Since its release in November of 2022, Sonic Frontiers has sold over 2.9 million copies worldwide. This makes it the most successful Sonic game in recent memory, with sales likely to continue rising. Since its release, so much critical and personal response has shown that Sonic Team may have hit on a golden formula for future Sonic games. Though it’s likely that Sonic Frontiers will continue to evolve, the game as it is may keep players interested for some time to come.
Sonic Frontiers Sells 2.9 Million Copies
In the world of gaming, Sonic the Hedgehog is arguably one of the most recognized mascots since his debut in the early 1990s. Since then, his 2D adventures have done moderately well while his 3D exploits drew negative attention. This has turned around with the release of Sonic Frontiers in 2022.
According to a report from Eurogamer, the number of copies sold worldwide is close to surpassing 2.9 million. It also shares the stage with Persona 5, with both titles proving the most massive successes Sega has had in recent years. It also opens up the way for “several major IP titles” that the company has in the works.
A common theme among 3D Sonic games is that they rarely have anything in common. Aside from the plot point of the evil robot scientist vs the blue hedgehog, the gameplay and progression flip all over the place. There have been full 3D games as well as 2.5D games, sometimes incorporating RPG elements or banking on nostalgia. With Sonic Frontiers, the developers finally put Sonic in a huge open-world setting. This game gives players the chance to run freely at top speed while also collecting things and encountering quests of all sorts. The build also makes it a solid platform for future expansions and DLC.
Sonic Frontiers was one of the biggest releases in 2022, helping to close out the year strong. With the game selling over 2.9 million copies, Sonic Team and Sega have high hopes for future releases.
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