SEGA thinking about physical release for Sonic Mania

It will depend on the success of digital sales, how ironic...

As you may already know, a few days ago, SEGA has delayed its upcoming retro-style 2D platformer Sonic Mania to sometime this Summer on Nintendo Switch. One thing however that you may not know is that, even though it’s a big release, the game is only slated to be available as a digital download. However, there might be the hope to see it also in our video game stores as a physical format.

Speaking to Twinfinite during the EGX Rezzed event this week, SEGA’s Product Manager Jim Dyer admitted they would love to bring Sonic Mania as a physical copy on Nintendo Switch. Problem is, they’re not convinced yet. Apparently they know that the community is interested by that, but they want to take things slow and see how digital sales go before going on a path that would probably raise the price of the game (i.e. physical copies tend to be $10/£10 more expensive on Switch, thanks to the cartridges).



Sonic Mania is coming to Nintendo Switch sometime this Summer.

“We would love to do one. We want the community to know that we are listening, and at SXSW they suggested a lot of interest in us following through with a physical release. But we’re also aware that audience approves of anything Sonic related, so while we are listening and it is something we’d like to do, at this stage we are going to see how it goes.”


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