Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonikku za Hejjihoggu) is a 2006 platform game made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. It was developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It introduced the recurring character Silver the Hedgehog. Due to its lack of distinct title, the game is commonly referred to as Sonic '06 or Sonic 2006. The game faced development issues which resulted the product being rushed. Upon release, it was widely criticized for its numerous gameplay glitches and long loading times.