Got a strange email from 8BitDo after ordering the Genesis/Megadrive DIY kit and Retro Receivers. It seems that they are offering previous customers 5 “store credits” for “Check out our new Modkits for Playstation 1.”
Absolutely nowhere does it tell you what the credits are or what they are good for until you start trying to check out. For me it showed a $5 discount. Perhaps the ambiguity is because they could translate to 5€ or 5£ or whatever depending on your currency.
Anyhow, I don’t think you have to spend it on one of the new PlayStation DIY kits. I ordered one for PS Classic and a second one for SNES, since I have 10 NOS original SNES shells, buttons, and rubber membranes. This could make the Genesis / Megadrive DIY kit + Retro Receiver deal even better. The Retro Receiver is still $17 with purchase of a Genesis DIY board ($20). Minus $5 makes it $32 + shipping. Shipping was only $4 for me but be careful: it defaults to a much more expensive shipping option.
The board fits Hyperkin GN6 and RetroBit Genesis 6bt replica controllers as well as originals Genesis 6bt controllers despite 8BitDo only listing the Japanese model. In light of this, paying the Amazon price of $50 for the M30 + Retro Receiver sounds less appealing. Don’t get me wrong: The M30 is great but the BT version is a terrible value compared to the proprietary wireless one. If you do plan to go that way the Retro Receivers were $16 each on Ali Express last I checked.
If you’ve ever ordered from them before, check your email. Even though they just went out today they expire on the 24th.
I know you were talking about a non-existent device from 8bitdo, I just meant: does this satisfy your requirements?
Yeah, I think they are being unclear by lumping the PS3/4 together in the description. It does work with PS4 controllers just fine wirelessly, pairing with holding the ps + share like it does with the actual ps4 console, or the 8bit do snes receivers. As for other BT controllers, I'll have to test it when i get a chance, I assume at least the 8bitdo ones should work fine. I know i have one of those snes pro ones with the sticks somewhere around here.
Update: I tried pairing my sf30 pro to it, and I could not get it to work wirelessly. It seems to work in switch mode wired.
Actually in order to re-pair my ps4 controller i also did have to plug it back in, pair, then unplug it. Maybe that's how it always worked, not sure. I have a different ps4 controller for everything that uses one and have been using them a while, so not sure how I originally paired it.
Interesting. Thanks! I’m guessing DS4 has a PS3-style pairing mode for PSNow and PlayStation TV.
Edited by CZroe, Thu May 16, 2019 10:18 PM.