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Sonic to Ankoku no Kishi

ソニックと暗黒の騎士

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Sonic Team

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03/03/09 Sega
03/12/09 Sega
03/13/09 Sega

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Owners: 86
Favorite: 2
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 11
Now Playing: 2
 
6.5

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Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii) > Opinions (105)

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greencactaur posted 14/07/2016, 10:23
how did this reach 1million lol :_:
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qwertyDANIELqwerty posted 19/09/2014, 02:57
Best Sonic game here! THERE I SAID IT!
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Fededx posted 07/05/2014, 06:21
Now every Sonic game on the Wii has sold a million units :)
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ExplodingBlock posted 28/04/2014, 01:26
Was never a big fan of this game, I tried it and found my self just shaking the wii remote to death. I liked Secret Rings better
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atma998 posted 03/01/2014, 03:31
0.97M, will definitely reach one million before Wii's completely dead.
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atma998 posted 03/01/2014, 03:31
0.97M, will definitely reach one million before Wii's completely dead.
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atma998 posted 18/12/2012, 03:51
0.89M, will come close to the million.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 01/04/2011, 08:48
game is awesome and the legs just prove it
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atma998 posted 23/01/2011, 02:33
0.65M is not bad for that game and it's still selling 4k/week. Even if it doesnt reach the million mark it remains decents sales.
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primogen18 posted 25/12/2010, 01:32
sonic colors is blowing this out of the water.
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oni-link posted 24/12/2010, 12:29
@chizum the average development cost for a Wii game is $5M (the Conduit, Madworld, NMH etc) with top tier being about $8-10M at most; so yes this made a profit. I'm still looking for this game to be sub $19.99 before adding to my collection. $15 is my sweet spot for this game.
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spurgeonryan posted 09/12/2010, 03:20
as I said!
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scapegoatsqueal posted 17/11/2010, 01:05
Knight of the Wind. Nuff said.
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IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2010, 10:33
Oh wow so this reached 500K. SEGA should be happy considering how poorly it was received by critics.
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Chrizum posted 27/04/2010, 10:34
Eh, 500k is a guaranteed profit for this game, trust me.
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spurgeonryan posted 24/04/2010, 05:57
Well at leat it is not too bad of a failure any more, I would still say this needs some more sales to make them a profit, but you never know with Wii games?
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SaviorX posted 23/04/2010, 10:53
500k
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biosonico posted 22/04/2010, 06:08
And it reached it just now
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atma998 posted 16/04/2010, 10:13
Still selling 8k/week, not bad. Should reach 500k pretty soon.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 10/04/2010, 10:10
my favorite Sonic game!!

i guess it's just taste
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fazz posted 14/02/2010, 07:09
I should've picked up Unleashed >_>
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trickyvix09 posted 05/02/2010, 05:30
what a load of rubbish this game is
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Smeags posted 30/12/2009, 03:42
Keeps on sneaking up the charts...
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spurgeonryan posted 22/12/2009, 04:07
I haven't seen this for sale anywhere how has it sold over 400,000? must be a west coast or eu thing
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Alex_The_Hedgehog posted 19/12/2009, 11:16
Will hit 500k someday...
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Black_Herox posted 17/12/2009, 08:12
lol this went up a bit.
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Green Penguin posted 16/12/2009, 10:01
When it gets a pricecut to $20 this will hit 500K
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Black_Herox posted 07/12/2009, 02:07
This might be undertracked.
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Tuulikk posted 27/11/2009, 04:08
Will hit 400k one day. Maybe more. Looks like Sega has a few possible sleeper hits.
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spurgeonryan posted 30/10/2009, 07:12
madworld and conduit 350 thou is good, but im sure a sonic game might have gotten a little more money put into it. Darn recession.
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spurgeonryan posted 30/10/2009, 07:09
They need to just see that it has failed and send two million copies to the department stores for 19.99 a piece. These copies sell like crazy at walmart when there this cheap.
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 18/10/2009, 03:39
Why is it that this game has not sold as well as Secret Rings and Unleashed ??? .... is this clearly the worst Wii Sonic game?
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 27/09/2009, 04:23
i think the sales are good enough now, should have been profitable for Sega
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Chrizum posted 27/07/2009, 01:43
Visually one of the best Wii games I've ever seen. Gameplay is amazingly boring though.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 08/07/2009, 05:21
buy it, it's much better than secret rings, very cool game!
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hansolo14 posted 04/07/2009, 02:41
I'm buying it next friday!! hope its as cool as Secret Rings
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SJGohan3972 posted 01/07/2009, 04:39
Is this good? I was expecting more sales with Mario&Sonic and Sonic&Secret Rings on the Wii as well - I'll give it time.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 08/06/2009, 06:08
blaydcor, sounds like you didn't play it, honestly.
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Ratix240sx posted 07/06/2009, 04:18
im really digging the soundtrack for this game
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blaydcor posted 04/06/2009, 06:54
@Majin: Are you even a Castlevania fan? Because Judgment is f'ing terrible. Like, it is SO bad. It got reviewed too well if anything.
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 29/05/2009, 01:29
sold the game.... it was kind of lame because it was only like 3 hours of story mode. and even that wasn't that fun.

got 35 bucks, so not bad
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kylohk posted 19/05/2009, 12:38
Ah, so it's going silver soon.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 18/05/2009, 05:44
this game is really great

and you can see from the legs as well
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Gearbox posted 17/05/2009, 06:02
@MontanaHatchet- what kind of reviews r we talking about? like gamerankings or just vg reviews?


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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 16/05/2009, 03:00
MontanaHatchet, I'm going by this and Castlevania Judgment, which were both reviewed poorly but are very solid games. By my experience, that's simply the way it is. A bad game is a bad game, but this and Judgment simply aren't.
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MontanaHatchet posted 15/05/2009, 10:08
Majin: Yup. When a Wii game is reviewed well, it's because it's a great game. When it's reviewed badly, it's because reviewers are biased against the Wii.

I really hate that attitude.
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kylohk posted 06/05/2009, 08:39
I knew this game would continue to sell when I found it at #3 on the charted games section at several GAME stores near my home.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 02/05/2009, 08:22
As usual, a Sonic game got way worse reviews than it deserved ... Not saying Sonic hasn't had his fair share of crappy games, but this one is actually pretty decent. Too bad critics love to hate, both on the Wii and on Sonic.
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PeteyPeeps posted 25/04/2009, 04:49
I actually enjoyed the game ... alot, finished it 100% :)
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 20/04/2009, 06:23
This game is tracking SO much worse than Secret Rings ... I think this still has a shot at a million, but catching up to it's predecessor is very doubtful, nigh impossible.
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shizzlee posted 19/04/2009, 07:56
Take a sword and run into the heat of day!

:P
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laahs2 posted 18/04/2009, 06:19
Go Go 200k :)
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Roflinator posted 15/04/2009, 07:24
@dark_gh0st_b0y: ...Best sonic game? Are you sure...?

...Well, each to their own I guess :/
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 15/04/2009, 05:00
this is the best Sonic game i've played, i don't understand why it got bad reviews, it's much better than Sonic Unleashed
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Black_Herox posted 10/04/2009, 11:20
'technonik: It was aimied at casual/kids in the first place that has been confirmed in various interviews etc. I'd like you to point me in teh direction of the interviews which state that Sega tink this game bombed. Especially if they don't think House of the Dead:Overkill Wii did. Additionally they spent hardly anything on this title, probably less than Unleashed for the Wii. If this game can reach over 250,000 units sold (which it should) I don't see why Sega shouldn't be able to make a profit from it.
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teknohick posted 09/04/2009, 11:28
while the sales aren't "bomb" title worthy, from segas point they did seem to expect the title to do better

its not a good sign when they start sending out surveys about what you want in the next storybook game only a month after the game launched

the problem with this game was expectations, the concept isn't very appealing for older gamers and it is targeted much more at kids/young teens, theres nothing wrong with that but sega completely dropped the ball on cost control and quality control on this game

they spent way too much on the title and in turn its not going to be as profitable, sega dose seem to admit this though with interviews regarding its poor reception in the gaming press.
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Black_Herox posted 08/04/2009, 05:35
Your reasoning for Heroes is invalid because the adventure titles were on the DC. You have no reasoning at all for SATSR, only that you think its horrible.

I don't know how much you think Sonic games should be selling, all I now is they sell consistenly. Most of the recent games have had little marketing invested in them, which is the Primary reason why there not selling as great as they should. And I don't even know what your point about MadWorld. The fact thats its mature is irrelevant because you insinuated that quality=quantity. And thats the first mistake to make when it comes to game sales.
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Black_Herox posted 03/04/2009, 11:54
@mjc: Sonic Heroes had comibined sales of over 6 million. SATSR has sold over 2 Million and Unleashed has done the same. As far as I can tell, the rate at which the games are selling hasn't changed much, its more the duration at which there tracked.

Having said that MadWorld is fairing FAR worse, and that got good reviews.
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Chrizum posted 03/04/2009, 01:00
140k after 4 weeks isn't bad at all. Check out the other Sonic games on the Wii, they didn't start much better.

This will break 800k within no time.
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whacker41 posted 03/04/2009, 10:00
they released this and unleashed far to close to each other, now they're chopping away at each others sales.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 02/04/2009, 08:51
legs, it can sell 1 million after 1 year or smth
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kylohk posted 02/04/2009, 07:45
I saw this game mentioned on a lot of comic books like the Beano. This should help the sales some.
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SaviorX posted 01/04/2009, 09:43
This game may have some consistent legs on it in Others.
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Shadowfest3 posted 27/03/2009, 09:19
I have been watching some game play videos on Youtube and it has made me want this game for some odd reason, idk. I think the story is kinda cool. I like the whole King Arthur and that medieval time period. We'll see what happens I guess.
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SnowFlow posted 23/03/2009, 08:25
How the heck would Madworld make this game's sales low? Poor reviews and no advertising yielded low sales.
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naruto3336 posted 22/03/2009, 03:05
BTW shouldnt this be 0.07? 50k + 16k is 66k and rounded up is 0.07M.
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naruto3336 posted 22/03/2009, 03:03
MadWorld made this games sales low. NICE.
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kylohk posted 20/03/2009, 09:49
They will need to market it more....
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L.C.E.C. posted 20/03/2009, 04:20
and you trade items online...
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shizzlee posted 20/03/2009, 08:34
The online feature is just some leaderboards for some select levels.
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Shadowfest3 posted 19/03/2009, 01:48
I want to get this but I am not sure. It looks fun though. Has anyone played the online feature of the game yet? I was wondering if it was any good.
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L.C.E.C. posted 19/03/2009, 12:18
This game is actually quite good. I must admit, I was on the fence about buying it, but I actually prefer it to unleashed as a whole...
Suffering through the werehog in Unleashed in order to get to the Hedgehog is not nearly worth it, which is why I haven't finished Unleashed.

Sure, the actual hedgehog may be slower in SATSR and SATBK, but Sonic isn't just about speed, as much as some people wish it was. Unleashed also kinda plays itself (especially on PS360). Also, if you're good, you can make him go fast in the storybook series... ex: try jumping when you start running, do a homing attack-slash combo, ect...

The only things I don't like about this game are: The way that with the sword, everything is the same for regular slashes (like LoZ:TP), with the exception of how the B button and jumping changes it, and that the story is a little on the short side. Also, the bosses should have been a little harder. They are some hard to figure out, but once you do, they're somewhat easy to beat... But even then, the bosses give the bosses in Sonic Adventure [DX] a run for their money
(remember Knuckles? "Homing attack->Ohno Homing attack->Ohno Homing attack->Ohno Homing attack->Ohno Homing attack->Ohno YOU WIN).

This is a great successor to Secret Rings, and a good game overall. Sure it could have been better (boss fights in prticular could have been less about timing and more about accuracy, not waggle but more like in NMH or MadWorld), but whatever, it is what it is. This series is what kept either game this year from being utter gutter trash... like Sonic '06. It made them focus on speed again. Go bash Sonic '06 or something. Quit bashing this, it doesn't deserve it.
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widescreen posted 15/03/2009, 12:01
I can't believe Sega would release another Sonic game. It's not even 6 months since Unleashed was released. If they want to kill a franchise, they're on the right path.
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MetalSabe posted 14/03/2009, 06:09
Did someone just tell people to buy sonic unleashed?
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chris100185 posted 13/03/2009, 06:08
Secret Rings didn't debut much better, 50K release week. It's now sitting at 2.01M worldwide.
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charts845 posted 13/03/2009, 06:17
Glad to see bad Sonic games fail. Buy Sonic Unleashed (360/PS3) and ignore this garbage.
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Myviewing posted 12/03/2009, 10:16
Maybe we can expect better numbers with an EU release?
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shinyuhadouken posted 12/03/2009, 06:52
shitty debut for a sonic game.
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PATRIOT7ME posted 12/03/2009, 06:16
I hope the game fails
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Kaim_90 posted 12/03/2009, 03:47
IGN stupid and ignorant .
This is a good game !
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 12/03/2009, 02:56
not too bad of an opening. played it and beat it and really enjoyed it, much better than IGN's reviews, though it has its obvious flaws
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PSwii60 posted 11/03/2009, 09:42
just bought it.. hope it does better than Sonic Unleashed (Wii) sales...
Sonic deserve some decent sales (w/o Mario)
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Myviewing posted 09/03/2009, 11:15
Found it and bought it. Can't wait to play tonight.
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Zucas posted 06/03/2009, 12:27
Just played a few levels. It's actually pretty fun. There are a few things that get on my nerves but it's pretty solid. Actually pretty fast paced as well.
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Smeags posted 05/03/2009, 09:04
Knuckles is awesome in this game!

I love the fact that I can glide through the air without a care. And his Special attack is sweet as well. Sir Gawain, Knight of the sun, prepare for Glory!
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Wetcoaster posted 05/03/2009, 01:52
Good game! A lot of fun!

Screw IGN.
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Smeags posted 04/03/2009, 11:39
Well, here's my initial impressions for the game:

http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=62645&page=1

Definitely no 3.9, that's for sure!
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Smeags posted 03/03/2009, 11:57
Oh snap, IGN just gave the game a 3.9. Ouch!

Oh well, we'll see what ol' Smeags has to say about the game.
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Smeags posted 03/03/2009, 10:07
And I have the game!

Cover art looks great... but I can't play it yet. -_-

Can't wait!
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shizzlee posted 01/03/2009, 03:07
Excitement levels rising...

Adds to collection and hyperventilates until Tuesday >.<
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 25/02/2009, 12:13
one more week. ima say i have it right now :P
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shizzlee posted 23/02/2009, 12:03
One more week, w00t
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Thechalkblock posted 11/02/2009, 05:36
I have my eye on this game.
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shizzlee posted 23/01/2009, 02:36
That pic was taken out quick. I uploaded the Japanese boxart :D
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shizzlee posted 23/01/2009, 01:49
Uhh, the first pic looks like it's from Sonic 2006 :\
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naruto3336 posted 13/01/2009, 01:03
The graphics of this game are really great almost identical to those of the HD versions. A really good game which deserves atleast a million sales likes secret rings did!!
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DanielD posted 31/12/2008, 08:50
That is the real boxart, but it looks like a fake with that "aura" around Sonic. I'm also hoping it turns out great.
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supermario128 posted 23/12/2008, 08:52
I added the final boxart.
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Smeags posted 17/12/2008, 04:44
From recent screenshots and previews, this game is my most anticipated title heading into the new year. Crazy for some, but then again, I am a Sonic fan.

Can't wait!
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supermario128 posted 01/12/2008, 07:25
Looks very interesting, let's hope it turns out great.
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Shipping Total

1,200,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2017

Opinion (105)

greencactaur posted 14/07/2016, 10:23
how did this reach 1million lol :_:
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qwertyDANIELqwerty posted 19/09/2014, 02:57
Best Sonic game here! THERE I SAID IT!
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Fededx posted 07/05/2014, 06:21
Now every Sonic game on the Wii has sold a million units :)
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ExplodingBlock posted 28/04/2014, 01:26
Was never a big fan of this game, I tried it and found my self just shaking the wii remote to death. I liked Secret Rings better
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atma998 posted 03/01/2014, 03:31
0.97M, will definitely reach one million before Wii's completely dead.
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atma998 posted 03/01/2014, 03:31
0.97M, will definitely reach one million before Wii's completely dead.
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