Monday, December 5, 2022

SEGA Six-Button Controller is Japan Exclusive


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Nintendo announced the SEGA Mega Drive themed controller during the September Nintendo Direct.

The company announced a three-button Genesis controller and a six-button version of it as well. Speaking to Polygon, Nintendo confirmed that the six-button version will be exclusive to Japan.

A spokesperson for Nintendo of America revealed that the three-button controller is for North America. Consumers in the North American region and most of Europe will be most familiar with the three-button controller. Nintendo has opted to only release the six-button SEGA Mega Drive controller in Japan and everywhere else will be getting the three-button version.

Want to get your North American or European hands on a six-button Genesis controller for the Nintendo Switch? Your best best is trying eBay or finding an online importer.

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