Sega has confirmed it has de-listed from retail certain Sonic titles, which end up with average or poor Meta scores.
The publisher says the move was to stop any concerns of “cannibalisation”, as the publisher plans to release three Sonic titles by the end of the year: Sonic Colours for Wii and DS, Sonic Free Riders for 360 via Kinect and Sonic 4 on PSN, XBLA, WiiWare and iPhone.
“We could make a lot of money on back-catalogue Sonic titles, but let’s keep the number of Sonic games available under control,” said Sega’s SVP of EMEA, Jurgen Post.
“Otherwise you can have cannibalisation. If there are ten Sonic games on the shelves, with people seeing Sonic Rush DS or Sonic Rush Adventure, this may not help our overall strategy.”
There’s more on the move at MCV.