Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 to be struck from Wii’s Virtual Console service


SEGA has announced that it will remove Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from Wii’s Virtual Console service tomorrow.

Famitsu reports that this will see both Mega Drive versions pulled, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog’s Master System version. No reason has been given for the decision, although it similarly affects the versions that were released on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade.

There’s no indication as to whether they will return on Wii U’s Virtual Console service, but 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 already prove a worthy alternative!

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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