It's the 90s all over again
90’s kids know just how fearsome the battle was between Mario and Sonic fans. There were battles on the playground every single week about which character was better, and in turn, which company as well. While it seemed like those days have long since died down, SEGA wants to stoke those fanboy flames once more.
SEGA has shared an internal interview with Osamu Ohashi, Division Manager at SEGA. A number of topics are discussed, including one about the path forward for Sonic in the future. According to Ohashi, the main goal for all things Sonic is to create content that surpasses Mario in terms of quality and reach.
Simply put, I want to surpass Mario. Sonic is a game that was originally developed to compete with Mario, and it still hasn’t achieved that goal. Our goal is to catch up and surpass Mario because we respect Mario.
I want people to play it all over the world, including Japan, like Mario, and I want the movie to be a bigger hit than Mario. I would like USJ to create a ``Sonic Area’’ as well. That’s our goal for those of us who love Sonic.