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Sonic Frontiers sales ‘greatly exceeded’ estimates, says SEGA



Sonic Frontiers may have received a mixed response from fans and critics when it launched late last year, but the Hedgehog faithful came out in force to support the game regardless. We do know that the game sold over 2.5 million copies in the first month, and while we don’t have any other updated figures, it’s clear that SEGA is happy with how it’s doing.

Answering questions from investors in A Latest report (Translated by Tales Channel), the publisher says that Sonic Frontiers “has grown far beyond our original expectations”. This point was raised while discussing the game’s sales and pricing strategy after launch.

SEGA also acknowledged that, while the MetaScore for the game was “slightly lower than we expected”, Sonic Frontiers has a “very high” user score. It strongly believes that it has “got a title that is widely accepted by many people around the world”.

It all points to what’s to come for Sonic. Based on the sales success and largely positive reaction from fans, we expect future mainline entries to follow the Open Zone formula. SEGA mentions that it’s not quite done with Frontiers, however, hinting at the development of more DLC. Indeed, a content roadmap for 2023 has confirmed new playable characters, modes and more.


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