Sonic the Hedgehog (character)

, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is a title character and the protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as in numerous spin-off comics, 4 animated shows and an animated OVA. The first game was released on June 23, 1991, to provide Sega with a mascot to rival Nintendo’s flagship character Mario. Since then, Sonic has become one of the world’s best-known video game characters, with his series having sold more than 80 million copies.