Happy birthday Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic is 21 years old today. His first ever game was released in 1991. His first game was released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. This chilli-dog loving Hedgehog has been loved by millions of people world-wide and has brought joy to many people both old and young for many years now.
Sonic was created by Hirokazu Yasuhara a creator for Sega to rival Nintendo’s character, Mario who is a few years older than Sonic. Sonic increased the popularity of the Sega Mega Drive, Sega’s 16-bit console as it is the Sega Mega Drive’s most sold games with the original Sonic game having over 15 million copies sold and the second in the Sonic series sold 6 million copies world-wide.
Hopefully Sonic will live for many more years to come to give so many more people joy, happiness and hours of fun game-play !
Happy Birthday Sonic