Unfortunately the Sega era Nintendo Switch series has finally come to an end, so Famitsu caught up with many key employees including Rico Kodama (producer / director), Yosuke Okunari (supervisor), and Suyoshi Matsuoka (M2 director). The publication asked the team to find out which games in the revised retro series are the most popular among switch owners. It turns out that virtual racing was the most popular sport in the Sega Ages series in Japan, and Sonic the Hedgehog was the most popular in the West. The team has to say here:
Looking back, which of these topics has received the greatest response so far?
Kodama: In Japan, this is definitely Virtue Racing. I hope everyone was able to see the technical capabilities of the M2, except for the sales numbers. I think it showed how Sega had already developed the most advanced products (polygonal games) at that time.
This is very different for overseas. However, in terms of sales, Sonic the Hedgehog was by far the biggest seller. The second most popular topic is Outron – especially in Europe.
ஒகுனாரி: Following the release of the Sega 3D classic games, Outron is highly acclaimed in Europe. In Japan, both Puyo Puyo games were highly acclaimed. Even though some very loyal fans have the new version, the game seems to have bought into the Sega era installment.
Kodama: But overseas and in Japan, virtual racing has been hugely popular on social media.
Matsuoka: But in terms of the number of tweets, Fantasy Zone is actually more popular than Virtue Racing. Aside from having a dedicated fan base, the Sega Yuga edition had a new time attack mode. It seemed like people were getting very excited about the game.