Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has spoken to MCV magazine about Sonic being linked to Nintendo platforms in recent years. We’ve had a number of exclusive Sonic titles on the platform and Sonic has even appeared in fan favourite Super Smash Bros. Here’s what Iizuka had to say about the relationship between SEGA, Sonic and Nintendo.
“When SEGA stopped making hardware and just started doing software, the first platform that we released Sonic on was a Nintendo console. We felt from the very beginning, that the Nintendo platforms were where the passionate Sonic fans were. Historically that is where our relationship started with Nintendo. Unfortunately, the Wii U didn’t manage to get as many gamers on the hardware as we would have liked. That was unfortunate for Sonic because we didn’t get the mass of people to enjoy the content. But Nintendo has always been a great partner, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sonic in Super Smash Bros… we really appreciate the work that they do.”