Nintendo will soon sell the Sega Genesis controller. This wireless controller sells for up to $49.99 and can be purchased by subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online. At the same price, Nintendo will also sell a wireless Nintendo 64 controller, but this is not as strange as the officially authorized Sega controller, which is housed in a large red Nintendo box.
Both controllers will support the release of N64 and Genesis games on the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online expansion layer. Many Sega Genesis games are already available on the Nintendo Switch, although their inclusion in Nintendo’s subscription service feels like the last nail in the original console war coffin that died and rotted a long time ago.
In the 1990s, Sega and Nintendo were rivals, and both wanted to win in the 16-bit era of video games. But entering the new millennium, Sega has already withdrawn from the hardware business. It is now best known for JRPGs released by Sonic the Hedgehog, the Gangster series, Hatsune Miku, and its subsidiary Atlus, especially the Persona game.
There is no official release date for the controller, but it may be sometime this fall. N64 and Sega Genesis games will be available on Nintendo Switch Online in October.