The other night, while browsing the Most Popular games for sale on the VC. I noticed something that seemed rather suprising to me. Sonic did not make the top 20 most popular games.
Maybe it's a plot by Nintendo to keep only Nintendo titles on the list. That'd be funny if it were true, but I'll hold off on the conspiracy theory.
What's even more suprising, is other games, like Super Mario 2 (American Version), which wasn't a really great game, make that list based on name value alone.
I've downloaded Sonic 1, Sonic 2, and Sonic 3 (soon Sonic Spinball as well) and had as much fun replaying them as Super Mario 1, Super Mario 3, and Super Mario World, if not more. I suppose though, that realisitically, so many Wii owners are huge Nintendo Fanboys- which just tips the scale in favor of 4 series: Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, and Kirby.
Or perhaps my analysis is misguided. Maybe everyone is holding out for the Sonic and Knuckles release- to see how the combining of the titles works. I know Sonic and Knuckles is on my shortlist of most desired VC releases, just behind a group of Square Enix games.
So what are you choices on the matter? How many Mario games have you downloaded, and how many Sonic games have you downloaded (and yes, it is obvious that there are a ton more Mario titles than Sonic titles available). And why would one choose Super Mario 2, over at least one of the Sonic 1, 2, 3 games?