8bitDO Makes Retro Sega Genesis Style Wireless Controllers


8BitDo, the maker of some of the excellent retro gaming accessories, announces two brand-new, Sega Genesis style wireless controllers.

By the looks of it, the company is bringing more fun for users of Sega Genesis this year with the incoming release of a new version of Retro Receiver wireless adapter and the M30, a wireless gamepad.

Wireless Gamepad M30

Firstly, 8BitDo introduces the wireless gamepad M30, a device that is inspired by Sega and shares the layout as well as the appearance of the original Genesis. However, it boasts some up-to-date enhancements: Bluetooth support, built-in home screen, screenshot buttons, and a turbo function. On top of all these modern features, a single charge of its battery is estimated to last up to 20 hours of play time.

Similar to other 8BitDo controllers, M30 is compatible with gaming platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Android. Priced at $29.99, this wireless gamepad will be available in the market starting Feb. 28.

Retro Receiver Wireless Adapter

Secondly, the company has also made a new version of the Retro Receiver wireless adapter for those who still own an original, working Genesis. This small device, just like its older versions for the NES and SNES, allows users to use various wireless controllers with an old console, such as Xbox One controller, DualShock 4, Nintendo Switch Pro controller, Wii U controller, and the like. This adapter, which costs $19.99, will also ship on Feb. 28 alongside the M30.

According to the report, the release dates of these two new 8BitDo wireless controllers have been strategically set for the upcoming launch of Mega Sg, the latest from the premium line of aftermarket game consoles by its sister company, Analogue.

The Mega Sg

Mega Sg, which resembles the Sega Genesis, will hit the shelves in March. It is a retro console that can play the Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. It also works well with modern TVs via HDMI.

"I've wanted to do the end all, be all Sega system for a long time. There is zero proper way to explore Sega's history, and it's time to give Sega their due," Analogue's Christopher Taber told The Verge during the company's announcement of its latest Sega Genesis look-alike game console in October last year.

Pre-orders of 8BitDo Retro Receiver wireless adapter and wireless gamepad M30 are available now.

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