SEGA Mobile, a division of SEGA Corporation, mentioned recently that its classic game Sonic the Hedgehog (mobile) has surpassed more than 8 million downloads since launching on mobile phones in North America and Europe. The video game icon has been a stellar performer since launching in early 2006. In North America, the game has enjoyed its biggest success and consistent Top Seller status on Verizon Wireless‘ V CAST service [download link].
SEGA’s mascot blazed onto mobile phones with a re-creation of the best-selling first title for the SEGA Genesis console system. Packing in all the ultra-fast action and gameplay of the original, Sonic the Hedgehog was first launched exclusively with Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Additional major carriers in North America and Europe followed, where the game remains a consistent top seller.
Sonic the Hedgehog takes players on a wild ride with the fastest blue hedgehog on earth through hair-raising loop-de-loops and dizzying dives past bubbling lava and waterfalls on a quest to gather rings and stop the evil Dr. Robotnik’s plan for world domination. “Easy”, one-thumb controls and console-like graphics round out the experience.
SEGA Mobile plans to build on the success of the Sonic brand with the introduction of three new titles in 2008, including Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sonic Spinball and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.