Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been consoling themselves after losing out to Genshin Impact in the huge social media war to win the Players' Voice Award at The Game Awards last night. While there were three other finalists in Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, and Stray, it quickly became clear during the earlier rounds of voting that only Sonic Frontiers would be able to match Genshin Impact for votes. However, it didn't garner quite enough to win the award.

The result received a mixed reaction from the live audience, with many audible cheers and boos. However, Sonic fans have quickly jumped to give one another a pat on the back for getting Sonic Frontiers so close to an award. The Sonic the Hedgehog Reddit page now contains many posts asking for fans to bury the hatchet with Genshin Impact backers. However, a popular post on Twitter says both Sonic Frontiers and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 were robbed of awards, so the reaction to the results is somewhat split.

At least Sonic Frontiers director Morio Kishimoto had some kind words for the game's fanbase: "We made it into the top 5 of TGA Players' Voice! This is all thanks to your support! The third generation is off to a good start. I'm happy! I am sure that this result will be a big driving force for the next work. We promise you an experience of greater excitement and surprise. Finally, I would like to thank all the staff involved in this project."

To thank the fans for their support, Genshin Impact developer Mihoyo is giving everyone 800 Primogems. Which did you vote for? Are you holding back tears for Sonic and friends or celebrating the Genshin Impact victory? Play nice in the comments below.

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