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Sonic Dash surpasses 500 million downloads

Most played Sonic Mobile game ever

Sonic Dash surpasses 500 million downloads

Sega has revealed that endless runner Sonic Dash has exceeded 500 million downloads worldwide.

Sonic Dash was released in March 2013 and features the Blue Blur and friends running, dashing and jumping through iconic locations from the franchise.

The game was developed by Sega Hardlight which regularly update the game with events and collaborations with well-known IP.

Hardlight led the development for other sonic mobile games, including a sequel, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, Sonic Forces - Racing Battle, and the Apple Arcade exclusive mobile version of Sonic Racing.

Sonic Dash is the most popular Sonic mobile game and has generated more revenue than the past five Sonic mobile games combined.

The milestone comes as Sega celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, revealing several new games, partnerships and events earlier this year, including a sequel to 2020’s live-action movie.

To appreciation hitting the milestone, from September 17th players will be able to participate in a special event in-game.

Still going fast

"Achieving over 500 million downloads is a huge testament to the endurance of the Sonic brand and the truly fun, timeless gameplay of Sonic Dash," said Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka.

"We appreciate our loyal fans as well as our partnership with both Apple and Google for their enduring support in showcasing Sonic Dash in the App Stores. This milestone could not have been achieved at a better time!"

Sega Hardlight studio director Neall Jones added: "We continue to be amazed at Sonic Dash’s loyal fans and how the game is still driving millions of new downloads every month. A massive thank you to all Sonic Dash fans. We look forward to continuing to provide you with new and innovative in-game events built around the ever-expanding Sonic universe, for years to come."

Last year, we spoke with Jones about the success of Sonic Dash and how it shows no signs of slowing down.

Earlier this month, Sega revealed an upcoming mobile rhythm game featuring Japanese Vocaloid superstar Hatsune Miku, Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!, as part of the 14th anniversary celebrations.


Staff Writer

Aaron Orr is a freelance writer for PocketGamer.biz with a lifelong interest and passion for the games industry.

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