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Archive for September 11th, 2015


A quick update on the Sonic Showdown!

Hey everyone!

Sorry, I know it’s been a while since the last posting! Life here at SEGA is picking up pace and we’re getting super busy with plans for the future. While a lot of that will be cool stuff to share with you all someday, it also means that I’ve had a little less time to post here. Thanks for your patience, and if any of you are near the Los Angeles area and might be interested in an internship at SEGA on the Community front, stay tuned… (I’m hoping!)

So, the last two match-ups were absolutely insane. Rouge and Vector bounced back and forth, trading the lead, but in the end, Vector came out on top, scoring a point for the Chaotix, and moving on to the next round.

Meanwhile, Metal Sonic and Blaze had our closest match yet, with over 37,000 votes flooding in, and they split opinions in the fanbase to an almost perfect 50% per side!

So, let’s get into the nitty gritty on the Metal Sonic VS. Blaze match. Here’s a quick snapshot from the statistics page with exact votes:

As you can see, it was Blaze who ultimately won the fight, edging over Metal Sonic by only roughly 300 votes. Talk about a close match!

Starting next week, we’ll have the two newest match-ups available here to vote on: Sticks VS. Shadow, and Knuckles VS. Espio!

In the meantime, I’ve been reading a lot of your comments across the blogs and various forums, and wanted to add a few notes about the Showdown and what it means for the future:

– Though the Sonic Showdown is primarily for fun, it’s also a great insight into which side characters are most popular among the fanbase.
– That said, sometimes the internet works in mysterious ways. We started this knowing that certain characters might win inexplicably, just because, well, internets. Don’t worry – this may be a guideline for fan sentiment, but we know it may not be 100% accurate.
– Beyond just noting if a character won or lost, we’re also taking a look at the total votes per character for many of these polls. It’s not just about percentages!

Hopefully this answers a few questions, but as always, let me know here if you’ve got anything else you’d like to find out about, and if I can answer, I will!

Have an awesome weekend everyone, a big shout-out to all the voters who made the Metal VS Blaze match so close, and we’ll see you next week as we wrap up the last two rounds of the first pairings, and move onto Semi-finals!