Sega has published a list of lifetime sales figures for its entire IP roster, with Sonic the Hedgehog sitting pretty at the top with a staggering 800 million copies sold since the Blue Blur appeared in 1991.
Fair play to the spikey fellow, even if his output since 1998 has been a bit patchy to say the least. Still, at least Sonic Mania has got things back on track...right?
Sega's 2018 integrated report also confirmed that Persona and Yakuza have sold 9.3 million and 11 million units worldwide, respectively, while Puyo Puyo has drummed up 27 million units.
Speaking of Yakuza, it seems the franchise is finally getting the attention it deserves from the US and UK. Apparently, Yakuza 6 sold as many copies in the west as it did in Japan, which definitely wasn't the case for the earlier titles.
'In the past, the Japanese market has generated the bulk of sales for these series, and although it has elements that are appealing to overseas. However, the game was not developed with European and U.S. markets in mind,' commented Sega's Kenji Matsubara.
'Thanks to painstaking efforts to create a game that Japanese fans will appreciate, the title has become popular not only in Japan but also won over fans overseas who praise the refined game sense of the title. I believe this is why Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has become such a popular hit around the world.'
Check out the rest of the numbers in Sega's full report here.