Or so say the Brits, at least.
SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog edged by Nintendo’s Super Mario as the United Kingdom’s favorite video games mascot. The speedy blue blur beat the iconic Italian plumber by a three percent margin of votes.
More than 500 UK gamers were polled to mark the launch of this week’s London Games Festival.
Four of the top 10 were Nintendo mascots — Donkey Kong, Link and Pikachu were also on the list.
The full top-ten list includes, in order: Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Lara Croft, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Link, Max Payne, Pikachu, Niko Belic (Grand Theft Auto) and Blanka (Street Fighter).