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Sonic Celebrating 19th Birthday With PSN, XBLA, iPhone Sales

by Jeff Cork on Jun 22, 2010 at 04:06 AM

Tomorrow marks a milestone in Sonic the Hedgehog’s life. No, it’s not the date that he’ll be receiving the 1,000th creepy fan letter from our own Tim Turi. Sonic’s turning 19! That means he’s old enough to buy tobacco in Alaska (if he were in the market for emphysema). Barring that, it’s also a great excuse for Sega to slash the prices on a bunch of stuff across the PlayStation Network, iTunes AppStore, and the Xbox Live Marketplace. You know how excited Sega is? They’re so stoked about this milestone that they don’t even care that some of the sales have absolutely nothing to do with Sonic. We’re not complaining about that, mind you.

Each sale starts on a different day and lasts a seemingly random amount of time. If you’re an Xbox 360 user, you only have a day to save, for example. Here’s the whole rundown, straight from Sega:
PlayStation users can start saving today, June 22, through Tuesday, July 6.
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing: Metal Sonic Death Egg       $7.99 $5.49
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing: Ryo with Forklift Character       $4.99 $3.49
Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic Unleashed Chun-nan Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack       $2.99 $1.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: Very Hard Shadow Missions       $2.49 $1.49
Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: Very Hard Silver Missions       $2.49 $1.49
Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: Very Hard Sonic Missions       $2.49 $1.49
Sonic Unleashed Add On Bundle       $17.94 $8.99
Sonic Racing Add On Bundle       $12.98 $6.49
Sonic Rivals 2 (PlayStation Portable over PSN)       $19.99 $13.99
Sonic Rivals (PlayStation Portable over PSN)       $15.99 $10.99
Sonic Rivals 1 & 2 Bundle (PlayStation Portable over PSN)       $35.98 $17.99

The following games on the iPhone go on sale Wednesday, June 23, through June 30.
Super Monkey Ball       $4.99 $2.99
Sonic the Hedgehog       $5.99 $3.99
Super Monkey Ball 2        $5.99 $3.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 2       $5.99 $3.99
Streets of Rage       $2.99 $0.99
Golden Axe       $2.99 $0.99
Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Ed.    $7.99 $4.99

Xbox 360 players have a single day to take advantage of these sale prices: June 24.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2       $5.00 $3.00
Sonic the Hedgehog 3       $5.00 $3.00
Sonic the Hedgehog       $5.00 $3.00
Sonic & Knuckles       $5.00 $3.00