Nintendo is releasing a six-button Genesis controller for Swap, however solely in Japan

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Subsequent month, Nintendo will give Swap On-line subscribers the prospect to buy Sega Genesis video games as a part of a DLC pack with N64 titles. And to make the expertise as genuine as doable whereas enjoying them, the gaming large can also be promoting wi-fi N64 and Genesis controllers completely to Swap On-line subscribers. The gaming large confirmed off a three-button Genesis controller at its most up-to-date Direct stream within the west. Based mostly on a tweet by Nintendo Japan, although, it’s going to launch a six-button model in its residence nation as a substitute. 

Nintendo has confirmed to Polygon that the six-button Genesis controller will probably be completely obtainable in Japan. A Nintendo of America rep instructed the publication that “totally different areas make totally different choices based mostly on quite a lot of elements” and that the three-button mannequin was the extra extensively used and extra well-known model within the US and Canada. Because the publication notes, the three-button mannequin got here first, and the one with six buttons was solely launched when preventing video games boomed in reputation. Enjoying titles like Avenue Fighter was simpler with extra buttons to mash. Take word that the Sega Genesis Mini additionally launched with a three-button controller outdoors Japan in 2019, whereas the Japanese model got here with a six-button mannequin.

Even in case you discover a strategy 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, however it’s going to set you again $50 when it turns into obtainable.

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Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.