Retro-Bit reveals first wave of officially licensed SEGA controllers

Back in January, the company Retro-Bit revealed a lineup of officially licensed SEGA controllers for the Genesis/Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast. Now, they’re ready to reveal what they are calling the first wave. The full lineup, seen after the break, includes Genesis, Mega Drive and Saturn controllers. Absent are the Dreamcast controllers, leading me to think that the VMU might be the reason they have not been revealed yet. I can’t imagine a VMU saving out over wireless, but I’m sure they’ll figure it out.

In the meantime, the first wave gives SEGA fans original port, USB and wireless Bluetooth controllers. Genesis/Mega Drive will be black in all versions, and there will be a clear blue version for original port and USB. The Saturn will be available in black for all versions, and a slate grey version will also be available for the original port and USB versions. No sign of the white pad, which is a shame as I know several white Saturn owners who would love to get their hands on a second pad at a fair price. Fingers crossed we see that in a second wave.

The first look at this lineup will be exhibited at Gamescom 2018 at the Game Outlet Booth #A041 in Hall 04.2 of the Koelnmesse Convention Center.

  • Genesis Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Genesis Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Megadrive Wired 6-Button Original Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Wired 8-Button USB® Port Controller (Black, Clear Blue)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Megadrive Bluetooth® Receiver
  • Saturn Wired Original Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Wired USB® Port Controller (Black, Slate Grey)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Controller (Black)
  • Saturn Bluetooth® Receiver
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6 responses to “Retro-Bit reveals first wave of officially licensed SEGA controllers

  1. Dennis Livingston says:

    Anyone get hands on with these, I’m skeptical about the d-pad, might look the same on the surface but might be junk.

  2. Eck says:

    So, when’s the date?

  3. Tattler says:

    I’ve never had anything with Retrobits involvement before but I hear sometimes they have good reliability though I’m still sceptical, any can any confirm? Though this does have ‘official’ Sega involvement, so this makes it seem legit, but how much involvement? Maybe Sega has the official moulds used for the first time in years again.

  4. Hitrax says:

    So if the Dreamcast one is not possible yet.

    Maybe Sega should take a page out of their own book and use the updated Dreamcast concept controller they used here ~ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LcoyEZkTKfY&t=8s

  5. Ludo says:

    Retro-Bit has added a banner on their website where we can see mockups of the final products and it is quite surprising as we can see a Mega Drive controller and a Saturn controller with 2 analog sticks!
    It looks a bit like what 8bitdo did with Nintendo controllers.

    http://retro-bit.com/pub/media/emthemes/resized/frontend/emthemes/slideshow/s/e/sega-rb-banner.jpg

  6. segaismysavior says:

    I’ve been checking on this twice a month since January for more info… so happy to finally see some details.

    I’ll probably end up with one of each of the Saturn controllers… over time.

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