8BitDo has announced three new versions of its Ultimate Wired Controller aimed at Nintendo Switch and PC gamers. The controllers match the designs of the previously released models for Xbox, which are very good indeed. 8BitDo is also including charging docks with the two wireless models of these controllers–a first for the heralded third-party controller manufacturer.
All three controllers cater to both modern and retro gamers and have pro-style controller features at reasonable prices. Given 8BitDo’s pedigree and our experience with the Xbox versions of these controllers, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see the new wireless Switch controller rival Nintendo’s Pro Controller.
The controllers are available to preorder now at Amazon and will release on October 28.
Almost every input on the Ultimate Controller can be customized using a mobile app or through PC software. Each button can be remapped to your liking, the analog sticks can be fine-tuned for higher precision control, trigger ranges can be adjusted, and the controller features four sets of vibration motors.
You can also set up individual profiles on the controllers that can easily be switched between, and physically, it has two paddle buttons on the back for extra inputs. Another added bonus with the Bluetooth controller is that it’s compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices as well. All three models include a standard 3.5mm jack and you can expect the same premium build quality that you’ll find on other 8BitDo products.
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