Why is Sonic blue? Because Sega’s logo is blue. A simple answer to one of life’s great mysteries. From the Sonic panel currently ongoing at GDC.
Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.
Also Mario is associated with the colour red so it makes sense to choose a different one. Or at least, that’s what I figured the reason was.