Everything I said before was bullshit. Please move on.
Accessories, not consoles.
Yeah this is just going to be the stuff retrobit already make, just with an official badge on it.
I got it from another “news source” and didn’t read their press release. Sorry about that. I repeated their mistake.
I’m all for some new Saturn and Genny controllers. High hopes for this.
I’d love to see some alternatives to the Dreamcast pad that aren’t hideous.
Specifically, I want a Saturn pad for the Dreamcast that is native and doesn’t cost $100 used.
I just bought (2) total control 3 adapters to use my Saturn pads on DC.
That sounds… expensive!
I thought it was reasonable.
I bought (2) many years ago to use the hss-0130 on the DC. For some reason I thought they stopped producing these adapters years back.
Be curious to see how these turn out… Every once and a while, a third party controller comes around that is actually quite good. The Hyperkin 6-button Genesis/MD pad is a solid alternative to an OEM.
That price is not bad at all!
I was actually referring to those ASCII Dreamcast fighting pads in my initial post. They look awesome but are going from around $100 used right now. Hard pass.
I could always use some more Saturn and Dreamcast controllers. Thanks for the information!
There was a dude selling one of those on Kijiji for like 2+ years and he wanted 300 for it. Hell, it might still be there lol
I want them to manufacture some new stock of Sega CD hardware… that’s a peripheral, right?
Retro-bit SEGA USB and Bluetooth Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast accessories revealed!
I see Bluetooth receiver adaptors for Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast which are awesome!!
Images linked and courtesy of Sega Bits. More photos on their website http://segabits.com/blog/2018/01/10/retro-bit-sega-usb-and-bluetooth-genesis-saturn-and-dreamcast-accessories-revealed/
I want to belive! Retro bit doesn’t have the greatest reputation so I’ll reserve judgment for when these actually release.
Bluetooth recievers for gen/sat/DC would be great for alternative controllers though!
Those Saturn USB controllers (I have a grey one) are going for silly money. If these “new” ones are as good then they’re onto a winner.
At the very least we’ll have some new options for innards to cannibalize into real Sega hardware.
I’ve been tempted to buy a Hyperkin as my OG controllers aren’t in the best shape button wise (even after opening and cleaning). I’ve never played Genesis with a 6 button controller either. Both of mine are oG 3 button models. The price is decent too.