During recent Nintendo event, Nintendo announced to bring SEGA Genesis / SEGA Mega Drive games into Nintendo Switch via Nintendo Switch Online. Not only that, Nintendo also announced the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller to play the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive games on it. Unfortunately, as excited as I am and many others to play SEGA classic games on Nintendo modern console, Nintendo only release a 3-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller for all regions except Japan. Only in Japan, Nintendo releases the 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller. So if you are not living in Japan, you won’t get the 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller for Nintendo Switch.
Luckily, after searching for alternatives, I found not only good alternative but also it’s cheaper in price and has a good quality (and rather good brand as well).
- This article shares alternative to SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller for Nintendo Switch that has 6-button.
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Meet 8Bitdo M30 – 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive like controller that works on Nintendo Switch
8Bitdo is not a new name in controller space. In fact it’s one good alternative if you are looking for a classic-looking controller. The M30 is the 8Bitdo variant that mimics SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive 6-button controller. Here are its features:
- It has not only 6 front facing buttons, but also additional L and R shoulder buttons.
- It’s a Bluetooth controller, works as well as wired controller via USB-C
- It has Turbo function
- Compatible with Nintendo Switch, Android, MacOS, PC and Raspberry PI
- It has smartphone clip (sold separately)
Now, if you are looking for a 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller, this 8Bitdo M30 is the one you are looking for.
For your information, there are 2 variants of 8Bitdo M30 controller: 1) the Bluetooth variant (this is the variant compatible with Nintendo Switch) and 2) the 2.4G Wireless variant (not compatible with Nintendo Switch but compatible with SEGA Genesis Mini)
In case you want to get the controller, here’s the 8Bitdo M30 Bluetooth variant that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch:
|Link to get 8Bitdo M30||8Bitdo M30 Bluetooth controller on Amazon|
8Bitdo M30 Bluetooth controller on AliExpress
|Link to get 8Bitdo M30 Smartphone Clip||8Bitdo M30 Smartphone clip on Amazon|
8Bitdo M30 Smartphone clip on AliExpress
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Bring it all together
With this alternative, you don’t need to get envy with Japanese customers anymore since you can get a 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive like controller that also works great with other platforms.
In case you haven’t got one and thinking to get one, I would suggest you to hurry since the moment SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive games goes online on Nintendo Switch online, high chances people may start flocking into the 8Bitdo M30 controller.
PS: This is NOT a sponsored post from 8Bitdo, but rather from fellow retrogamer who felt disappointed by Nintendo news.
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