8BitDo’s older controllers (like the SN30 Pro and Pro 2) had a wide range of compatibility options thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, but the Ultimate Controller will be available in three different configurations – Bluetooth ($69.99), 2.4Ghz ($49.99) or Wired ($34.99), users can choose based on the gaming platform and connection method.
The Bluetooth model will also ship with a 2.4Ghz wireless adapter and is compatible with the Nintendo Switch,Windows, Android and iOS devices. The 2.4Ghz model is not compatible with the Switch, but retains all other connectivity options from before.
Previous 8BitDo controllers were based on Sega andNintendoclassic design, but the Ultimate Controller is more similar to what you would get with a PlayStation orXboxAssociated modern model with asymmetrical analog sticks and a pair of backplates for extra inputs. However, the Ultimate Controller will offer a suite of advanced features that are typically 2x the price of the Ultimate Controller.
In addition to being available in black, white, and pink colorways, the wireless model of the Ultimate Controller also comes with its own charging cradle. Perhaps the coolest new feature to come with the new Ultimate Controller, however, is 8BitDo’s new controller software suite, which allows you to remap and adjust controls on PC, Android, and iOS devices. You’ll be able to save your preferences to up to three separate profiles stored independently on the controller’s hardware.