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Why don't today's kids love Sonic?

If you're a video game fan born sometime between 1970 and the early 1990s, there's a fair chance you played Sonic games when you were a kid or a young adult.

Sonic was a 1990s superstar, an icon in an age of rapid progress and speed.

But today's kids couldn't give a stuff about Sega's most famous mascot, as evidenced by the company's most recent financial results, announced earlier today. Sonic Boom for 3DS and Wii U sold fewer than half a million units, combined.

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DarkOcelet952d ago

Today's kids and adult fans of Sonic hate him right now because his games suck. Poor guy. He and Spyro are being handled improperly. Sonic games in the past were damn amazing.

FriedGoat952d ago

Isn't spyro part of skylanders? I thought that was selling like hotcakes to the kids.

Sonic really does suck these days though.

DarkOcelet952d ago (Edited 952d ago )

So does Spyro my friend. He is now a former shell of himself. Sales doesnt mean the game is good.

OrangePowerz952d ago (Edited 952d ago )

I don't think of the kids would know that Spyro had his own games before. He is a side character now. I actually enjoy the games, but it's not about Spyro.

Cindy-rella952d ago (Edited 952d ago )

Get sonic away from Nintendo and things can start to get better. It almost seems like sonic is exclusive to Nintendo platforms. They need to sit and plan proper sonic games and make it high production value and release it on the new generation consoles.

Reibooi952d ago

Kinda makes me sad. I mean Sega have come close over the years to making a good Sonic game and instead of taking what they get in feedback they just throw out everything and start over and the result is crap.

I mean Generations is a good example. The game certainly had it's problems but it was pretty good. Instead of building on that and fixing the mistakes they just threw the entire concept out the window.

Makes me sad.

Metallox951d ago

@Cindy-rella

Remember Sonic 06? That was a horrible PS3/360 game.

Remember Sonic Colors? That was a decent Wii game.

The fact is, it doesn't matter what are the platforms where Sonic is, is Sonic Team who needs to get better.

XisThatKid951d ago

Because Sonic can't stay out of some bad games. I'm also just ganna come out and say it.....Sonic is better off without Nintendo. The novelty is gone just do you Sonic....just do you...

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lipton101951d ago

I've never liked sonic, and I was born in '88. It's more against Platformers in general, just not my thing. I was more of an MK guy in the 2d era and never played games much until I discovered ps1 and FF7, RE and MGS1

shaw98952d ago (Edited 952d ago )

Because many of his games nowadays suck. This new generation won't like sonic because there are no good games for them to look back on. If sonic does not start putting out good games constantly then his fanbase will die off. For Mario, the kids of the older generation had Mario bros 3, the new generation has the galaxy games and 3d world which are amazing games. What does sonic have that will bring in new fans?

PygmelionHunter952d ago

Because of no more chili dog jokes... What?! I liked those!

On a serious note, it shouldn't even be a question, there's too many good games out there for all ages that justify a child's fondness or dedication to them. Recent Sonic games are not within those. Besides, he doesn't seem to have as much of an "attitude" nowadays... I think that's part of the charm that got other generations into Sonic games.

rawrock952d ago

The only Sonic game I really enjoyed was Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast, that was a fun game...

yewles1952d ago

"Why can't Sega recapture Sonic's old magic?" should be the question.

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