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Sonic Boom game sales cross 490,000 copies worldwide

Met overwhelmingly negatively by critics, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS exclusives Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal have seen sales of 490,000 copies since their November launch.

They had formed part of SEGA’s transmedia ambitions to rebirth the Sonic franchise, being supported by an animated television led by OuiDo! Productions and a comic book series penned by Archie Comics.

Comparatively, Sonic Lost World sold 640,000 copies worldwide by the same point in time, later going on to sell 710,000 copies by May 2014.

We were particularly scornful of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, writing: “While the accompanying TV series has struck all the right chords, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric strums so hard that the string snapped before it even gets started.”

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