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Best video game mascot: Sonic or Mario?

There are few video game mascots more recognizable than Mario and Sonic. Sega created Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991 as a "hip" alternative to Nintendo's mustachioed plumber, and the two video game characters have been locked in a friendly rivalry for over 25 years. So who reigns supreme? Vote below! 🎮

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For folks who want to battle it out with the two icons, you can go head-to-head with both Mario and Sonic in "Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games." The two duke it out each Olympic venue now as part of a shared franchise.

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Sega's ‘Sonic' franchise has sold over 335 million units since 1991, turning the hedgehog with attitude into a household name.

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But Nintendo's 'Mario' franchise has sold over 500 million units! 🤑

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Sonic fans say the beloved mascot is more of a "freedom fighter" than Mario, who enables a "damsel in distress" storyline.

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Fans also think 'Sonic' games tend to be fresher and more inventive than Nintendo's 'Mario' franchise.

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But how can you hate on a mascot who has mastered literally every video game genre out there? RPGs, kart racing, tennis, party games, etc. If it exists, there's a 'Mario' game and it's probably a classic! 🕹

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Entertainment
Best video game mascot: Sonic or Mario?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamSonic
#TeamMario