Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator thinks record-breaking auction a scam
Yuji Naka, co-creator of the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, is blown away by the price of the original game during a recent record-breaking auction.
Yuji Naka, the co-creator of Sega’s beloved Sonic the hedgehog series, was amazed to see the original Genesis game auctioned off for a record price.
The sealed copy of Sonic the hedgehog was brought to the market by Goldin auctions. The item went on to sell for US $ 430,500, breaking the record for the most expensive Sega Genesis game sold at auction. Upon learning of the price, Naka took to Twitter to express his disbelief, wondering if the sale was a scam.
It’s a scam, isn’t it? I wondered if it was time for Sonic to peak.
– Yuji Naka / 裕 司 (@nakayuji) September 21, 2021
“Is this a scam? »Writes Naka. “It’s a scam, isn’t it? I was wondering if it’s time for Sonic to peak.” The game itself is described as “Encapsulated and rated 9.4 with a” First Part Tube Seam “seal rating of A by WATA Games. The lot was auctioned by 21 participants.
While Naka’s surprise at the value of the game is comical at first glance, it’s possible the famous video game designer might ask a serious question. A recent chain in high-value classic video games has many questions about the legitimacy of the market.
While the valuation of Sonic the hedgehog may seem doubtful to Naka, the legacy of the game is undeniable. The Blue Blur is largely responsible for placing Sega on the home console map, providing consumers with an alternative to Nintendo’s Super Mario. The original game in the series has sold over 15 million copies, spawning a universe of sequels, spin-offs, spinoffs, and even live-action movies.
The latest entry in the long-running franchise is Sound colors: Ultimate, an updated version of the beloved Wii platform game. The game features several significant improvements over the original, including revamped graphics, additional game modes, and new mechanics. CBR reviewer Liam Evans wrote that Sound colors: ultimate, “Offers a usable remaster of the Wii classic, though longtime fans looking to find something new will be disappointed.”
A copy in perfect condition of Super Mario 64, the classic Nintendo 64 platform, recently sold for nearly $ 1.6 million, setting the record for the most expensive video game sold at auction.
If you’d rather not spend nearly half a million dollars on Sonic the hedgehog the game is available on a host of modern systems including Nintendo Switch and PC. A version of Sonic’s first adventure is even available on iOS and Android.
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