Sega Is 'Probably Guilty' Of Too Many Sonic Games

Sega has made a lot of Sonic games. Too many, perhaps? You betcha.

"We've probably been guilty of bringing too many Sonic games to market too quickly," Alan Pritchard, Sega's US sales and marketing man, tells website Joystiq.

By comparison, Pritchard believes Nintendo has been slightly more strategic in how and when it releases Mario games.

"If you look at all of the Sonic releases over the last four or five years, there's a real mixed bag out there," he adds. According to Pritchard, a Sonic game can sell even if reviews are not stellar.

"But is that really what the consumer wants? Is that what we should be doing as a publisher and a developer? We should be bringing much higher quality products to market to deliver a better experience for the consumer."

Sega has recently released Sonic 4: Episode 1. Sonic Free Riders will be release next month as will Sonic Colors. Another Sonic game is planned for next year. Good thing Sega stopped releasing a bunch of Sonic games, huh?

Sega 'looking to improve Sonic strategy,' reducing supply of older Sonic games [Joystiq via CVG]

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    You've also got Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing which came out earlier this year!

    The reason bad Sonic games still sell, is because the Art Design is great and we all hope against hope that it will be a good game, even though reviews may tell us otherwise. Sonic 4 though is the best Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2! All it needs is a few minor upgrades, and it will be perfect.

    I've said it before, sega and nintendo should work together on a 3D sonic game. Also would love a Mega Vs Super Smash Bros. game (Sega characters Vs Nintendo Characters!)

    I wonder if Sega can beat Valve to an Episode 3?

    'PROBABLY' too many? Yeah. You guys hit the 'probably' milestone about a decade ago when you started to just shovel out drivel. I think at this point, it's safe to call it market saturation and not the good kind either.

    The 'beat your consumers over the head with enough crap and maybe they'll be confused enough to buy one of our games' kind.

    Just like Activision is probably guilty of too many CoD games. Or Bobby Kotick is probably guilty of too many retarded comments.

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