Sonic’s Arrival On “Non-Sega Hardware” Made Yuji Naka Both Sad And Happy


It’s been 20 years since Sonic showed up on GameCube.

Following the short-lived lifespan of Dreamcast, Sega made the decision to exit hardware development and become a third-party publisher. While it was somewhat welcome news for fans of other companies at the time, it was no doubt a difficult period for the team at Sega.

One person who had “mixed feelings” at the time about Sonic’s on “non-Sega hardware” was the character’s co-creator, Yuji Naka. This week marks the 20th anniversary since Sonic Adventure 2: Battle made its debut on the Nintendo GameCube in North America, and Mr. Naka used it as an opportunity to bring up his “mixed feelings” – describing the moment as “both sad and happy”.

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