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Retro-Bit’s Sega Saturn Professional Controllers slaps some sticks in your (probably) favourite controller

Retro-Bit’s Sega Saturn Professional Controllers slaps some sticks in your (probably) favourite controller

It’s been a very long time coming, however Retro-Bit has introduced that their Sega Saturn Professional Controllers are lastly up for pre-order. These had been teased fairly some time again after which proven off on the Portland Retro Recreation Expo final yr, however they’re able to go now. Virtually.

That is the most recent in Retro-Bit’s collaboration with Sega. They’ve beforehand launched reproductions of Sega Genesis/Mega Drive controllers, in addition to wired and wi-fi variants of the Sega Saturn controllers themselves. These ones are totally different out of your normal Sega Saturn controllers due to the addition of twin analog sticks, rumble, and additional shoulder buttons to make them extra practical with trendy consoles and video games.

The controllers are available each basic black/gray and unique Japanese white. I imply the sleeker model, not the chunky one which North American acquired at first. I doubt there’s a lot demand for a copy of that monstrosity. The one listed compatibility is PC. Mac, and “different USB-enabled units.” The sticks are mentioned to make the most of corridor impact, and I’ve heard that thrown round quite a bit, however I don’t actually know what it means—one second.

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Oh, okay, that’s neat.

Retro-bit Sega Saturn Pro Controller
Picture through Retro-Bit

Not the chunky one

Its full title is the Sega Saturn 2.4 GHz Wi-fi Professional Controller, and, yeah, they don’t use Bluetooth, which is a little bit of a bummer. Lots of people swear by 2.4 GHz, because it typically reduces enter lag, however I discover it quite a bit tougher to work round when connecting it to something aside from its included adapter. Nevertheless, I’ve seen a number of individuals not too long ago posit the Sega Saturn controller because the apex of controller design with its six face buttons and uncovered D-pad. I’ve all the time been extra of a Tremendous Nintendo gal, however that could be simply due to how I used to be raised.

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As talked about, the Sega Saturn Professional Controller is simply the following in a line of collaborations between Retro-Bit and Sega. I’ve used their Sega Genesis controllers, they usually felt fairly spot on. I’ve had somebody inform me that there are discrepancies with regards to efficiency, however whereas that’s fully plausible, I haven’t skilled that. I’ve heard comparable issues about 8bitdo’s controllers however haven’t skilled issues there, both. Perhaps there’s some luck of the draw.

Preorders for the Sega Saturn 2.4 GHz Wi-fi Professional Controller are open right now for $49.99. The ultimate product is predicted to ship in Early December.

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