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We reside in a future the place a Nintendo Sega Genesis controller is not heresy

This Nintendo Sega Genesis controller is authentic

Ship this to the ’90s with Mario’s time machine

As numb as I’ve develop into to the established order of the online game console panorama, some once-heretical sights nonetheless shove me again into the heated console wars of the Nineties.

We’ve had loads of time to let the thought of an official Sega Genesis controller for Nintendo Swap simmer, however it’s not till this precise second — after seeing the again of the gamepad by way of a photograph from SEGAbits — that the gravity of this case has totally sunk in.

This new (non-compulsory) controller for enjoying Sega Genesis video games on Nintendo Swap has an attention-grabbing pair of logos on its again. Improve:

To gamers of a sure age who lived via the fiery ’90s journal advertisements, commercials, and brand-defending schoolyard arguments, the novelty of seeing the Nintendo and Sega logos side-by-side on a legit Sega Genesis controller ought to be fairly potent.

In case you’ve stayed away from the entire Nintendo Swap On-line + Growth Pack saga, this new controller for Nintendo Swap is on sale now for a steep $50. In contrast to the equal N64 controllers for Swap, which have a tendency to fade from the store as shortly as they seem, these Genesis gamepads are nonetheless in inventory at the moment. (Reminder: it’s good to be a paying subscriber to even have the power to purchase them from Nintendo.) I can’t justify the value for a three-button management pad (Japan acquired fortunate with the six-button controller), however in a bizarre approach, the amusing Nintendo x Sega brand synergy nearly tempts me. Virtually.

That is up there with one in all my favourite “wait, what?” gaming headlines: Nintendo’s white PlayStation 4 debuts. (To say nothing of the truly actual Nintendo PlayStation.)

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random footage. They’re something however random.

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