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8bitdo now has a wireless six-button Genesis Mini controller

8bitdo now has a wireless six-button Genesis Mini controller


And it also works with the Switch

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One problem with mini classic consoles: the controller cord is always too dang short. One further problem with the otherwise-excellent Sega Genesis Mini: it ships with a three-button controller, so Street Fighter II is basically unplayable. What if there were a wireless six-button pad available?

Well, now there is. The controller comes courtesy of 8bitdo, which shouldn’t be a surprise — the company has made similar well-regarded replicas for many other consoles, including the original Genesis. This version for the Mini appears to be the same existing M30 2.4G controller, in fact, just bundled with a new USB dongle that can be plugged into the console’s USB ports. That also means it’ll work with the Nintendo Switch.

The controller is available from Amazon and Walmart for $24.99. It’ll ship out on October 18th, which gives you a month to get through all the Genesis Mini games that only need three buttons.

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