Sonic-styled Switch controller coming soon from PDP

Anyone who’s ever wanted to have Sonic’s face on a Nintendo Switch controller will finally be getting their wish later this year, thanks to gaming accessories manufacturer PDP.

The new gamepad is the latest in PDP’s line of “Gamecube-style Wired Fight Pad Pro” controllers, which utilizes Nintendo’s classic controller design and plugs into the Switch dock via USB. Like the Nintendo character-themed controllers PDP released last year, this controller can also swap the second stick with a yellow, Gamecube-style c-stick. If this controller is like the previous ones in its line, it will also be compatible with PCs, although it is officially only being marketed as a Nintendo Switch controller.

Check out the images below, posted on the Australian EB Games website:

The controller will be released later this year. Although nothing is known about the pricing in other regions, the controller is currently priced at $50 Australian. PDP released their previous, Nintendo themed Fight Pad Pro controllers for $25 in the US.

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Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. I’d love something like this for my GameCube, too bad it’s usb, though I guess with a Wii+hb one could use it on GC games, at least the Sonic games don’t rely on the analog triggers. I think Sonic Riders might use them to some extent.

    Design-wise I would have made the bottom part also blue.

  2. What if this was licensed because SEGA’s porting the Gamecube-era Adventure games and Heroes and wanted to get a branded peripheral out to give it that gamecube feel

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