Download Sonic 06 directly from the Xbox Store

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  • You probably won't believe this, but Sonic 06 is now actually back and available on the Xbox Store.
  • Fans of this vintage title can go ahead and purchase and download it for their Xbox 360 consoles.
  • Unfortunately, for the time being, this title won't be available for Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

We know you weren’t expecting this one, so here’s a surprise that will surely make your day if you are a fan of the Sonic franchise.

After almost 12 years since it was taken off digital stores, an important piece of Sonic the Hedgehog history is again available to purchase and download digitally again. 

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), also known as Sonic 06 is surely a fan favorite, even though it is still seen as the black sheep of this game series.

Sonic 06 is back on the Xbox Store after more than a decade

Yes, this is not at all a joke, Sonic 06 is now, once again, relisted and available on the Xbox Store for the good old 360 consoles.

Just in case you thought we were bluffing, know that it is only available for 360 consoles, unfortunately. So, we’re not talking about a remake or modern version of the game.

For those of you that still remember, Sonic 06 was one of several Sonic games taken down from digital stores, after not hitting their audience targets.

We can also include Sonic Unleashed in this category, even though this 2008 title was made available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Fans will surely rejoice at the thought of Sonic 06 being relisted, even if it’s, as we said, sort of the weakest title in the entire franchise.

That being said, remember that it won’t be backward compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles, at least for the time being.

We can’t know for sure if developers are actually considering making it work on newer devices as well, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

We will definitely keep an eye out for any changes concerning this matter and report back to you as soon as new information becomes available.

Are you excited at the prospect of playing this oldie? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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