The gang at 8BitDo has released a handful of excellent controllers for the Switch, but they aren’t done yet. The team has revealed that they’re working on the 8BitDo Ultimate Controller, and it’s set to launch on October 28th, 2022. You can sang it in Bluetooth ($69.99), 2.4Ghz ($49.99), or wired ($34.99) options.

Wondering what makes the 8BitDo Ultimate Controller so ‘ultimate?’ Here’s a breakdown of what the controller has to offer.

  • Compatible with Switch via Bluetooth and Windows with a 2.4g adapter.
  • Multifunctional Charging Dock - Stable connection and controller will be automatically switching ON/OFF while it is docked/undocked.
  • Hall Effect Sensing Joystick
  • Ultimate Software on PC and mobile (Android/iOS)
  • 2 Pro back paddle buttons
  • Custom Profile Switch Button
  • Player indicators
  • 2-way Mode Switching button
  • Rumble vibration
  • motion controls
  • USB-C
  • 22 hours rechargeable battery

Does that seem worthy of a purchase to you? If so, you can plop down cash on a pre-order right here.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

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2y ago

Looks like a decent third party controller.


2y ago

I like the look of this controller, the price is very steep though, when you can buy the official Pro Controller for not much more and it has a few more features. Maybe the wired version of this might be the best compromise on price and features.