Remember: it's a marathon, not a sprint

Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18.

Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth is that widespread price-slashing led to his ascent, certain online retailers selling the game as cheaply as £17.95 after just seven days on sale.

Whatever the cause, it's good news all-round that Sonic's first good retail platformer in a long time is picking up the sales it deserves.