Rectify Gaming

Sonic the Hedgehog series has sold over 1.66 Billion units & downloads

Posted on November 3, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

Listen to this Article:

If there is one thing that Sega has been known for is the Sonic the Hedgehog series since it debuted in 1991 and since then the series has continued to grow. Recently Sega has released Sonic Frontiers, and Sonic Superstars and now they are planning to release an Apple Arcade exclusive game, Sonic Dream Team.

SegaSammy recently revealed a document revealing its future plans sharing that the company is working on a ‘Super Game’ with a budget expected to be over $800M. In the same document, SegaSammy shared how well their current series are doing and it’s clear Sonic the Hedgehog is Sega’s most successful franchise selling more than 1.66 Billion units and downloads over the last 30 years.

There is no other IP from Sega that can compare to Sonic and the next closest game is the Like A Dragon series which sits at 21.3 Million units sold.

You can view these numbers in this document on page 16.

Share Everywhere!

Tyler ‘Tyboy’ Nienburg released Rectify Gaming back on December 17th, 2013. Feel free to contact the head of Rectify at