Submitted by DPAD Dave 879d ago | news

SEGA enters into three-title Sonic exclusivity agreement with Nintendo

SEGA has entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership with Nintendo, granting Nintendo the exclusive rights to the next three titles in the Sonic The Hedgehog series. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo, Sega, Wii U)

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-Mika-  +   879d ago
Wow, Sega must be desperate. Entering an exclusive contract with their biggest mascot. Personally for me, I don't really care. Sonic isn't really on my radar anymore.
yugovega  +   879d ago
makes sense for sonic to be exclusive to nintendo. Nintendo is the only systems its sold well on and being exclusive will only give it more hype.
kgamer20  +   879d ago
Oh how I have missed you insightful comment on nintendo articles.
On topic: I'm wondering what the other title is going to be.
Root  +   879d ago
The only thing I don't get from this is that it's SEGA....weren't they in trouble not too long ago with financial stuff

I mean I thought they would need as many sales as it could get for there games....isn't that the reason they didn't fund Bayonetta 2.....now they want to do three Sonic games as exclusives.

These must be a timed exclusives

EDIT: @Below

Are they....well that explains it then

SEGA wouldn't of dared do this by the goodness of their hearts. Money had to be involved somewhere
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yugovega  +   879d ago
Nintendo is publishing them. hence sega saves money
Yodagamer  +   879d ago
Sonic games have always sold well on Nintendo consoles. Even Sega racing Wii u sold on par with he 360/ps3. Plus Sega supported the Wii like crazy as well with about 6 exclusive sonic games. Its not surprising to me
ChickeyCantor  +   879d ago
SEGA wouldn't of dared do this by the goodness of their hearts. Money had to be involved somewhere"

Since when is Sega a non-profit organization?
princejb134  +   879d ago
desperate and stupid
dont they know that third party exclusives dont sell well on nintendo consoles
their gonna lose a lot of money
Yodagamer  +   879d ago
Sonic games sell well on Nintendo consoles, with as little of a fan base the wii u has sonic racing sold about the same as the 360 and ps3. That is impressive tbh
PopRocks359  +   879d ago
Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed sold best on Wii U. According to Digital Foundry it also performed best on Wii U when not counting PC.
animegamingnerd  +   879d ago
well a lot of nintendo fans happen to be sonic fans and this myth is retarded in general anyways
GotHDGame  +   878d ago
Your wrong about that. Sonic games sold very well on Wii.
DarkBlood  +   879d ago
you never cared to begin with @mika so take a hike madam *thats about as nice as i'll get verbally*
TheTwelve  +   879d ago
It's a start, Nintendo
StraightPath  +   879d ago
Sonic needs Nintendo magic maybe with mario devs this could be potential bombshell sonics games under Nintendo's helm.

How ironic while sega killed off sonic, Nintendo finally make him into something good.
WiiUsauce  +   878d ago
Sonic games have been good again since like 2009. Sonic Colors, Sonic 4, Sonic 4 Episode II, Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing, Sonic Generations, and Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed have all been great games. Not to mention all the awesome DS Sonic games there have been.
L6RD7BLU3  +   879d ago
Trunkz Jr  +   879d ago
I get the feeling we could see Hatsune Miku in the next Super Smash Game, would be a neat Sega/Nintendo Combo.
akaihana86plus  +   879d ago
Lol, awwww please Mika!, your comment only screams butt hurt and bitter mode, you are talking out of your butt only because it's a Nintendo exclusive right?, you lame troll!
ChickeyCantor  +   879d ago
How is that desperate? The whole industry is taking jabs at Nintendo. Wouldn't it be more desperate to give exclusivity to Sony or MS?
WiiUsauce  +   878d ago
I can sense the jealousy in your comment lol.
Snookies12  +   879d ago
Ehh, doesn't really matter much to me personally. So long as they don't put out a second Generations game or something as an exclusive. I'd be pissed considering that's the only Sonic game I've cared about in the last 7 or so years.
Kevlar009  +   879d ago
Hating on Nintendo just a bit here?

Anyway, Sonic needs a good game more than once every several years. Haven't been the same since SA2
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Snookies12  +   879d ago
No, not really. I've always liked Nintendo. I don't mind them getting exclusive Sonic games. I was just saying, I hope they don't get a Generations 2. Since that was the only Sonic game I've liked since SA2, and Generations was multiplatform.
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DivineAssault  +   879d ago
sonic games need nintendos magic.. Theyve all been underwhelming since genesis..
wishingW3L  +   879d ago
Nintendo will co-develop Sonic games with Sega or something?
Kalowest  +   879d ago
Generations and Colors were awesome!!!
deafdani  +   879d ago
Sonic Rush on the DS was superb as well. And the general consensus seems to be that Sonic 4 was fairly good to, although not great (never played it).

But people have pretty selective memories, and for them, everything is Sonic '06.
RockmanII7  +   878d ago
Sonic fanboy, can confirm Sonic 4 is rubbish.
KrisButtar  +   879d ago
Thats awesome maybe the Sonic:lost world game will be one demoed at the Best Buys? maybe its to soon either way I'm going to be looking at new for the game
Jek_Porkins  +   879d ago
This has the potential to be pretty big, if these games can bring back that old Sonic magic, a lot of people are going to be happy!
Blank  +   879d ago
WHOA! Didnt see this coming! I hope they will be good releases like sonic generations I personally enjoyed that one, looking forward to further announcements on this
blackbirdi  +   879d ago
so no next gen sonic T_T
Root  +   879d ago
We'll a next gen Sonic game eventually

I mean I don't think anyone is going to buy a Wii U this year just for Sonic when you have to save up for the Nextbox AND the PS4. Unless your rich that is
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PygmelionHunter  +   879d ago
I reckon this is some pretty good trolling.
jameson12345  +   879d ago
...........Huh? What do you mean no next gen?
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blackbirdi  +   879d ago
no ps4/next box version
TheSkullkid  +   879d ago
This is a GREAT thing. Now that Sonic will no longer have to be watered down for Xbox and Playstation, the franchise can truly return to its former glory. Expect these new Sonic titles to be heralded with the likes of the Super Mario Galaxy series. VIVA LA NINTENDO!!!!
mcstorm  +   879d ago
I hope your right. I've not really liked a sonic game since the Dreamcast. If they can get back to the days of the Dreamcast fun im all in. Nice to here some good news about the Wiiu after ea saying they are not supporting the Wiiu at the moment. Im really enjoying mine at the moment. Yes its lacking exclusives but games like batman, Tekken tag and sonic all stars are fun games to have on the console as I did not get them for my ps3 or 360
AngelicIceDiamond  +   879d ago
This is a big deal actually, and its a win for Nintendo.
sway_z  +   879d ago
To see how much this industry has changed...unthinkable in the 90's video game era.

Good for Nintendo :)
Williamson  +   879d ago
Never saw this coming! I was looking foward to playing the next sonic game on my vita, but I remember buying sonic games only on the gamecube back then. If being exclusive to nintendo can make sonic games even better then thats cool.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   879d ago
I hope SEGA does very well on WiiU-
SO well that
they become almost like a 2nd Party.
NYC_Gamer  +   879d ago
Nintendo needs to do more of this with other 3rd party studios
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   879d ago
When they announced SMT X Fire Emblem (Atlus X Nintendo's Intelligent Systems), Iwata said that they had more collaborations like this with other companies.

I just hope that one of the collabs is with Square.

A Square built "Other M 2" would be interesting to see.
Yes, I would rather have a Prime that attempts to do what Other M did.

But if they want to do a more traditional Metroid in HD this might be a good idea.
Split Metroid into 2 different games + handheld.
LOL_WUT  +   879d ago
Good move by Nintendo we need more of this stuff and a lot less of those atrocious Olympics games. ;)
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   879d ago
They sell well(not with my help)

but I agree with you.

They need games like Sonic and Yakuza 1&2 HD.

Please Note: "atrocious" is a bit strong in language- I have never played them- but agreed with the basic sentiment.
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Jagsrock  +   879d ago
way past cool!
CalvinKlein  +   879d ago
I remember when the dreamcast died the gamecube was where sega went first I think. Probably not to happy about how sony ps2 hype alone destroyed the dreamcest or how MS used their dreamcast experience to jump right in with their own console the xbox(dreamcast 1.5) right after. THeir once biggest rival is now their best friend.
Picnic  +   878d ago
Yes- a port of Sonic Adventure 2. Although the Dreamcast original looks no worse.

And a Sega studio made F Zero GX.
L6RD7BLU3  +   879d ago
NOOOOO! Nintendo Why are you robbing my childhood
kirbyu  +   879d ago
Mario & Sonic shouldn't really count as part of this deal. That game would've been exclusive to Nintendo platforms anyway.
mudmax  +   878d ago
I agree. This could be a very good thing for both companies.
Picnic  +   878d ago
Is Sonic really the way to do it? Nintendo have previously had their own Sonic- exclusive games anyway. It's just that they coincided around the time of a different Sonic game on the Xbox360/PS3.

Now, making Jet Set Radio Future 2 - and exclusive - would really get Sega fans interested in the WiiU.

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