Nintendo is releasing a six-button Genesis controller for Switch, but only in Japan


Next month, Nintendo will give Switch Online subscribers the possibility to buy Sega Genesis video games as a part of a DLC pack with N64 titles. And to make the expertise as genuine as potential whereas taking part in them, the gaming big is additionally promoting wi-fi N64 and Genesis controllers solely to Switch Online subscribers. The gaming big confirmed off a three-button Genesis controller at its most up-to-date Direct stream in the west. Based on a tweet by Nintendo Japan, although, it would launch a six-button model in its dwelling nation as a substitute. 

Nintendo has confirmed to Polygon that the six-button Genesis controller might be solely obtainable in Japan. A Nintendo of America rep instructed the publication that “different regions make different decisions based on a variety of factors” and that the three-button mannequin was the extra broadly used and extra well-known model in the US and Canada. As the publication notes, the three-button mannequin got here first, and the one with six buttons was only launched when combating video games boomed in reputation. Playing titles like Street Fighter was simpler with extra buttons to mash. Take notice that the Sega Genesis Mini additionally launched with a three-button controller exterior Japan in 2019, whereas the Japanese model got here with a six-button mannequin.

Even in case you discover a technique to import the Japan-only controller, it might be higher to attend till different players have confirmed that it really works with consoles in your area. Nintendo would not have a launch date for the three-button mannequin but, but it would set you again $50 when it turns into obtainable.

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