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Retro-Bit’s bluetooth Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast accessories revealed at CES!

The other week, we told you the news about a new hardware deal between Retro-Bit and SEGA. While the deal wasn’t quite as sexy as seeing brand new hardware, it did highlight that Retro-Bit would be looking to bring Bluetooth accessories to old SEGA hardware.

Well, during this week’s CES 2018 in Las Vegas, some images and videos of Retro-Bit’s offerings have been revealed. We’re still waiting on any official images or press announcements from Retro-Bit, so for now we’re relying on photos and videos taken by members of the public at the show.

But, so far, it’s all good stuff – as it looks like Retro-Bit has made good on its promise to bring new Bluetooth controllers to the Genesis/Mega Drive and (excitingly) the Dreamcast and Saturn! Plus, it looks like the company will be releasing a whole batch of new cables for SEGA consoles, including S-Video and power cables.

The Genesis has seen some wireless (infrared) controllers in the past and the Dreamcast has also seen some fan mods to create wireless controllers, but this is the first time all three consoles will see wireless Bluetooth technology controllers. And judging from the videos and images, the quality looks pretty damn good for these devices.

We’re hoping to find out more juicy details from Retro-Bit soon enough (like price and availability), but for now, here’s some photos and a couple more videos!

[Via: RIGG’d GamesMadlittlepixelRGT 85]

Graham Cookson

I'm the European Editor of SEGA Nerds and co-founder of the original SEGA Nerds website with Chris back in 2004 or 2005 (genuinely can't remember which year it was now!). I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0) I'm also the Content Manager of the big data company, Digital Contact Ltd, in the UK: http://digitalcontact.co.uk/company/team/

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  • Samu Teperi

    This is awesome news! I asked 8bitdo recently if they were to make a Sega Genesis bluetooth controller in the future, but seems like Retrobit already beat em to it.

    • Luis

      I’ve been asking 8bitdo for more than a year. Too bad for them. Glad to see someone is smart enough to take advantage of Mega drive’s 30th birthday 🙂

  • Luis

    It would be nice to know when will these controllers be released and how much will they be.

  • Hikingguy

    SAturn 6 button controller is one of my favorite

  • BrySkye

    I do have a word of caution though. Judging by their own website, Retro-bit already make the “Retrolink” USB Saturn controllers for PC, and quality wise they are a far cry from the originals (the PCB is also incompatible with a genuine Saturn’s shoulder buttons, so you can’t just swap the internals to use the originals shell and buttons).
    Hopefully these are a complete re-tooling at higher quality, and not just a deal to stick the Sega name on an updated version of their existing products.

  • Nico Harriman

    I wish they could make these controllers also work for ps4. Would be awesome to play sonic mania on a saturn or genesis controller.

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