- For the location that appeared before the Super Genesis Wave, see Digital World (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
The Digital World...it's kind of like an artificial reality. It doesn't exist in the real world. Which is to say that while it can be accessed from computers...it doesn't seem to be actually "housed" in one anywhere. In fact, no one knows where it came from.
— Rotor the Walrus, Sonic Universe #71
The Digital World is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a virtual reality of unclear origin that can be accessed by various computers across Sonic's World.
According to Rotor the Walrus, while what is known about the Digital World is more "theory over fact", it is known that it is essentially a reality that can be accessed via certain computers, but it not housed in one. Rotor even suggests that some people believe that the Digital World predates computing itself. No one knows where the Digital World is being housed at. It is possible for organic beings to visit the Digital World using the correct technology, while digital beings like Nicole and Phage are at home in it.
During the Shattered World Crisis, Dr. Ellidy had visited the Digital World to find an error that was affecting his reprogrammed-badniks. However, he was attacked by Phage's minions, to which he sent out a distress call for help. Luckily, Nicole the Holo-Lynx arrived and helped destroy Phage's minions, saving Dr. Ellidy. Dr. Ellidy told Nicole that he attempted to leave the Digital World, but a barrier was blocking him from getting back home, and Phage's minions were harassing him. Thanks to Nicole's hacking, the barrier was obliterated and Ellidy returned back home.
Later, the Digital World was taken over by Phage, who captured Nicole and was looking for a Chaos Emerald. However, Sally intervered and tried to fight Phage to prevent Nicole from being deleted by Phage.
- When organic beings are digitized and appear in the Digital World, a green, diamond-shaped cursor appears above their heads, similar to the characters in The Sims" video game series.