Sega removing two Sonic titles from Wii and Xbox

It's like a bad dream that keeps repeating.

Sega is known for games like Sonic the Hedgehog and ToeJam and Earl. They also have a bad reputation for ripping out the hearts of gamers by never releasing long awaited games for their western audience. So, it’s no surprise that Sega announced they will be pulling Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from Wii Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade.

The removal of the games will be completed as of October 30th for Wii Virtual Console. The Xbox Live Arcade version has not had a date set for its removal yet. There is no word on why this is happening or if this will take place worldwide.

This isn’t the first time Sega has disappointed its fans, if you can really call them “fans” lately. Sega in the past has dangled games like Phantasy Star Online 2 in our faces. Then never releases them to the public. So the removal of these Sonic games is almost like a repeated bad dream. Hopefully, Sega will shed light on why they are removing these titles from our lives.


Happy to be a gamer!

Published Oct. 29th 2015
  • Ashley Shankle
    Associate Editor
    This just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It's not like where they basically tried to scrub Sonic 06 off their record -- the first two Sonic games are really good. There's surely a reason these were removed, but I can't imagine it being a good one.
  • Jessi_Cat
    It makes me nervous. Sega has not been doing good these last few years.
  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    I wonder if they're finally going under... :/ Or maybe they're finally selling out to someone?

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