So yeah, apparently this is a thing now.
Sonic the Hedgehog is still a valuable license despite the many mistakes made with the video game series. Regardless of how the video games perform, there are other avenues of revenue associated with the series through arcade games, comics and animation. Through our research, adult fans of Sonic the Hedgehog clamor for adult entertainment and I believe we are missing a huge opportunity by not satisfying these fans. We can not afford to shun any type of revenue no matter how bad this may look upon the company. We would rather survive and be called every name in the book than die without a fight.
Inb4 Sonic 06 beastiality.
But then there's this:
SEGAs Japanese CEO would never admit mistakes being made… so it must be fake.