Will you pony up for the hedgehog?

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, but it looks like Virtual Console owners won't be able to grab a cheaper piece of gaming history.

SEGA's announced that it will be reducing prices on the hedgehog's games on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network to celebrate his birthday, but there's no such price cut announced for WiiWare or Virtual Console.

This is hardly surprising news as Nintendo's download stores rarely offer price cuts, but back in 2009 SEGA knocked 40% off select Virtual Console games over the Christmas period.

As the Nintendo Download is now out on Thursday there's still a possibility of some hedgehog-related download shenanigans, so stay tuned.