I’m sorry but I love those weird Sonic Xbox controllers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the highly anticipated release of the second Sonic movie. We’re just over a week away from the big release now, but as we get closer, it doesn’t look like Paramount is slowing down with its brilliant marketing for the film.

Now Sega and Xbox have teamed up to create some, uh, interesting Xbox controllers. And by interesting, I mean most people on the internet call them “cursed”. If you’re looking to treat yourself to an Xbox, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Xbox deals.

The Sonic Xbox Series S Console

People are not fans of furry designs (Image credit: Sega/Microsoft)

If you enter Xbox Twitter Contest, then you could have a chance to win a custom-designed Xbox Series S console (decorated with Sonic 2 artwork), plus two furry custom Sonic controllers (seen above). Both controller designs are inspired by Knuckles and Sonic. All you have to do is retweet Xbox’s Tweet and follow the game company to try your luck.

While the contest is set to help promote the next Sonic movie, it seems to have backfired slightly – but again, they say no press is bad press. Controllers are ruthlessly mocked online. One user replied to the contest “This is the worst custom controller I’ve seen”, and another said, “I don’t want controllers that I have to power”. Although not everyone likes fluffy patterns, someone tweeted, “I need it now. That would make my whole year,” and another simply replied, “I want the furry controllers.”

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While they’re obviously not everyone’s furry cup of tea, I do like them with their bright colors and Sonic aesthetic. However, it may be less about loving the design and more about morbid curiosity – I just want to know how they feel. I have to admit they would be pretty disastrous to clean if you spilled anything on them. Or sweat a lot. And I’m afraid they’re starting to smell a bit too much like woodland creatures after using them for a while too – yuck. But I still want to touch them. Is it weird?

Both Sonic the Hedgehog controllers in action

(Image credit: Microsoft/Sega/Xbox)

We’ll have to wait and see who wins this utterly bizarre Xbox bundle, but in the meantime, why not catch up on all the best Xbox Series X games? Or maybe you’d rather play on another console, in which case you’ll love our list of all the best games consoles available right now.

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