Notice that in the "how it's going" side, everything is GREEN?
Those of you with a keen eye might remember Blinx: The Time Sweeper. He has GREEN eyes!
Blinx was a Microsoft mascot character named after Bill Gates' cat. Microsoft uses this color for a lot of their media in honor of this fact, despite the cat not actually having green eyes. Sega may simply be adjusting people to more green being in Sega games since Microsoft will make all Sega's mascots green just like they did with Master Chief after they bought Bungie from Apple.
Posting my own contribution (made back then, in may). I don't have great editing skills, sorry about that.
I admit I am a bigger fan of the Sega Sonic Series S. Looks more like a console, so I definitely dig it. And we need a console to go with the Still Iconic blue controller, so what are you waiting for SEGA and MS ? Bring the goods already.