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The current logo of Microsoft since 2012.

Microsoft is a technology company that manufactures consoles such as the Xbox, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One. It also produces the Windows OS and Windows Phone. Sega began publishing Sonic games on Microsoft consoles in 2003.

In 2013, the Xbox One was announced as the Xbox 360's successor. However, there was criticism for its strict guidelines it had before Microsoft scrapped them. That incldudes but not limited to: connectivity requirements, manadatory Kinect integration, and restrictions on resale and sharing used games, which they were dropped. The Xbox One was released on 22 November 2013, on North America, Brazil, and other countries with more coming on by 2014.[1][2]

Sonic games on Microsoft consoles

Box artwork gallery





Xbox 360


Xbox One


Xbox Live

For the Xbox 360, Microsoft provided an online service called "Xbox Live". Many Sonic games have been released on Xbox Live.

Box artwork


Xbox One backwards compatibility

In June 2015, Microsoft announced the Xbox One would have have backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, allowing for many Sonic games to be played on Xbox One.

Digital covers



  1. Xbox Leadership Team (14 August 2013). Xbox One Launch Markets Confirmed. Archived from the original on 8 April 2015. Retrieved on 20 July 2018.
  2. Xbox Leadership Team (19 June 2013). Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One. Retrieved on 20 July 2018.
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