Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40
Posted by James Newton
Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest
Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the games-buying public, Colours has performed very disappointingly, only managing to reach 36th place in the UK top 40.
As a comparison, Sonic Free Riders for Kinect, a launch title for a specialist and expensive sensor, was only two places below the multiformat hedgehog outing.
So what has led to Sonic Colours' low-impact appearance in the charts? The title has been well reviewed on both formats, but it launched in a very difficult week with both Call of Duty: Black Ops and the UK launch of Kinect eating up most of the country's game-buying money.
Let's hope Sonic Colours is on plenty of Christmas lists so the hedgehog doesn't have to go hungry this year.