Sonic '06 has randomly reappeared on the Xbox 360 digital store after 12 years of being delisted

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SEGA's bringing back a true classic: no, not the Genesis titles that will be out next month in the Sonic Origins collection, but rather, Sonic the Hedgehog, the infamous 2006 3D platformer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The digital copy of the game was delisted by SEGA in 2010, following the brand stating that they were removing "average" Sonic titles from digital platforms, in order to increase the value of the brand, in some of its darkest days. If you've ever lamented missing out on picking up the game on XBLA all those years ago, worry not, as the game has mysteriously returned.

The Xbox Marketplace is offering Sonic '06 for $4.99, specifically for the Xbox 360, as the game is not backwards compatible with the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. It also follows upon and reverses SEGA's recent trend in taking down older games from digital stores, whether it was the retro releases of the 16-bit era games on 360/Steam/PS3, or all of their PS3 games from the PlayStation Now service. Currently, there is no official word from either Microsoft or SEGA as to why the game has returned to the XBLA.

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60FPS, better processing capability, faster loading times, 4K upscaled? I'll happily take it, if it makes it to the Series X!
Awesome time killer while I wait for the P-06 project to be completed!
 

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60FPS, better processing capability, faster loading times, 4K upscaled? I'll happily take it, if it makes it to the Series X!
Awesome time killer while I wait for the P-06 project to be completed!
The Sonic 06 mods for Generations on PC is a much better option. Of course, that's PC, not Xbox. :-/

It'd be nice to see that on consoles.
 
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Slick that it's available again, only problem is that it doesn't seem to let me buy it on PC, don't know if finding it on console would allow you to buy it, but sadly don't have my consoles out to get it T-T
 

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Slick that it's available again, only problem is that it doesn't seem to let me buy it on PC, don't know if finding it on console would allow you to buy it, but sadly don't have my consoles out to get it T-T
Isn't a physical copy cheap? It's true digital copies are convenient
 

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just watched this game's gameplay with awesome commetary, here is the link if anyone is interested.
Btw anyone knows what's the Sonic-Amy-Princess' relationship??

 

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SEGA's bringing back a true classic: no, not the Genesis titles that will be out next month in the Sonic Origins collection, but rather, Sonic the Hedgehog, the infamous 2006 3D platformer for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The digital copy of the game was delisted by SEGA in 2010, following the brand stating that they were removing "average" Sonic titles from digital platforms, in order to increase the value of the brand, in some of its darkest days. If you've ever lamented missing out on picking up the game on XBLA all those years ago, worry not, as the game has mysteriously returned.

The Xbox Marketplace is offering Sonic '06 for $4.99, specifically for the Xbox 360, as the game is not backwards compatible with the Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. It also follows upon and reverses SEGA's recent trend in taking down older games from digital stores, whether it was the retro releases of the 16-bit era games on 360/Steam/PS3, or all of their PS3 games from the PlayStation Now service. Currently, there is no official word from either Microsoft or SEGA as to why the game has returned to the XBLA.

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I actually tried to buy it now, but it get stuck on payment. Has anyone been able to?
 

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What country is selling it for the lowest price? Don't mind trying to buy if it's $2 or less.

Edit: The Penal Colony seems to offer the lowest price so I'll try to buy from there.
 
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