Sonic Dash Releases New Special Event To Celebrate 500M Downloads

HARDlight, the creator of Sonic Dash, will hold a special event on Friday, September 17, to commemorate the game’s latest milestone of 500 million downloads. Sonic Dash is an infinite runner mobile game that was first released in 2013 that allows players to dash, spin, and leap their way through beautiful 3D worlds as the legendary blue speedster.

Sega and HARDlight have subsequently made a fortune off the mobile game, with over $10 million in revenue as of July 2020. Sonic Dash earned more money in six years than Sonic’s prior five mobile games combined. (Note that this statistic does not include Sonic Racing because it is included in Apple Arcade memberships.)

Regardless of the little nuances, Sonic the Hedgehog’s mobile adventures have proven to be a huge success for Sega as a whole. While Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom’s 2015 release was a huge hit in its own right, something about the original continues to entice new players to join in the fun.


HARDlight frequently releases Sonic Dash updates that include in-game events that gamers won’t want to miss. On Friday, September 17, fans may look forward to a “special event” to commemorate the game’s newest milestone of 500 million downloads.

The press statement announcing the celebratory upgrade and download numbers, on the other hand, is light on specifics. At the very least, Sonic Dash fans won’t have to wait long to find out what the special event will involve.

The immensely popular endless runner from HARDlight has reached this amazing milestone as part of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th-anniversary festivities. In May, Sega kicked off the virtual celebrations with a Sonic Central broadcast jam-packed with fresh announcements.


One of the first elements for Sonic Colors: Ultimate, a remake of 2010’s Sonic Colors that just came out for PC and platforms earlier this month, was revealed. In addition, Sonic Origins will be released next year, featuring a compilation of vintage Sonic games.

The digital event also yielded news regarding mobile games and some details about the animated series Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps. The most important news piece was the announcement of a new 3D Sonic game, which would be released in 2022 at an undetermined date.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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