The second Sonic movie is coming out next month. In conjunction with the upcoming movie release, Microsoft has announced two special edition Xbox controllers. And really, what makes them special is the fact that they come with fur.
The furry controllers come in two colour flavours. One is Sonic Blue, with the other being Knuckles Red. No Tails Yellow or Orange, so if you prefer that character over the other two then you’re out of luck. In fact, you’re out of luck if you want these controllers but live in a country without official Xbox presence like Malaysia. These controllers are not only not for sale, they are only given away via sweepstakes.
Also involved in the sweepstakes is a special edition Xbox Series S, which looks a lot less impressive. After all, it’s just the console with both Sonic and Knuckles printed on the front. The fan grille also gets a gold trim to simulate the gold rings from the games, but that’s about it.
Going back to the furry controllers, while they may be fine as a collector’s item, it’s probably not recommended to actually use them in regular gameplay. This is especially if you have sweaty palms. Can’t imagine what you need to do to get rid of grime that gets trapped on these controllers. When it comes to practicality, previous special edition Xbox controllers probably come out on top.