Sonic the Hedgehog and Nintendo throw shade back and forth on Twitter. Hilarity ensues.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spins Up a Diss at Nintendo

Sonic the Hedgehog and Nintendo throw shade back and forth on Twitter. Hilarity ensues.

To celebrate Mario Kart 8‘s release on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo tweeted about the addition of “Mario Kart buildings” for their mobile title, Super Mario Run. Then they followed up with this image:

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The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, verified with 2.13 million followers, decided to respond to the tweet:

Nintendo, refusing to let the blue speed demon get away uncontested, returned fire:

With thousands of retweets and likes, the brief battle went viral. As of this writing, no further shots have been reported. You can survey the battleground survey the battleground here.

It should be noted that while the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter is verified, it does not state whether or not the page is officially affiliated with Sega. In fact, it seems unlikely given the page’s description:

“The OFFICIAL Twitter feed for news about all things Sonic. We also like memes.”

So before the flame war begins between Nintendo and Sega fanboys, let’s all cool down and just appreciate that both of our beloved classics are still chugging along.


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