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Posted 25 June 2023

8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller – Black £17.34 + £2.50 delivery @ Pimoroni

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Great deal on the Black 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller. Less than 20 pounds including p&p. Showing up as £29.81 on Amazon.

I prefer wired myself (lower latency, no anxiety over charging) so I jumped on this straight away given how expensive branded controllers are these days.

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A modern controller that respects the classics

The 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller was designed with respect for the classics. 8BitDo paid extra attention to the most critical characteristics like the D-pad, to make sure it feels exactly like you remember it.

Ultimate Wired Controller gives you more ways to play. The custom profile switch button holds 3 custom profiles that can be switched on the fly. With an enhanced grip, Ultimate Wired Controller allows you to hold the controller with even less effort.

8BitDo Ultimate Software on PC

Ultimate Software gives you elite control over every piece of your controller: customize button mapping, adjust stick & trigger sensitivity, vibration control and create macros with any button combination. Create controller profiles and switch between them at any time with the custom profile switch.

  • Mapping - Assign the buttons with the functionality to your liking
  • Sticks - Customize each stick for a higher precision control
  • Triggers - Adjust the ranges of your triggers to act faster
  • Vibration - Modify the vibration intensity for a better comfort during gameplay
  • Macros - Assign a long sequence and action to one single button



  • Windows 10 and above

  • 9.0 and above

Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi OS
  • Lakka, RetroPie
  • Recalbox, Batocera

  • 3.0.0 and above (Switch)

Play any game, anywhere

Windows. Android. Raspberry Pi. Switch. 8Bitdo controllers are designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices.

Tech Specs:

  • Windows 10 and above
  • Android 9.0 and above
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Switch: 3.0.0 and above

Controller Mode
  • Switch mode
  • X-input mode
  • D-input mode

Special Features

  • 2 Pro back paddle buttons
  • Custom Profile switch button, 3 profiles, switch on the fly
  • Ultimate Software (Windows)
  • Vibration

Dimension / Weight
  • 153.6 x 100.6 x 64.5mm
  • 268g

  • Wired USB

  • 8BitDo Ultimate Wired Controller
  • Instruction manual


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Edited by a community support team member, 25 June 2023
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  1. Graxer's avatar
    I believe the wired one doesn't have the hall-effect joysticks the wireless one has in case anyone is wondering.
    MisterGiGS's avatar
    Only the 8bitdo Ultimate Bluetooth edition has hall effect analogue sticks. There is an 8bitdo Ultimate 2.4G that is also wireless that does not have the hall effect analogue sticks.

    So make sure you buy the one you want, the Ultimate 2.4G only version has an Xbox layout for its face buttons, while the Ultimate Bluetooth model has the Nintendo Switch layout for its face buttons (with an upgrade kit you can get direct from 8bitdo relatively cheap to change them to the Xbox layout if you so wish [requires disasembling the controller though])
  2. MicksteryMan's avatar
    I can see the various compatable references including Windows but am not clear if this would work with Xbox (Series X) ? (edited)
    IAmTheDude's avatar
    Not this version, there is a specifc version just for the Xbox though.


    For £20 its a perfectly acceptable controller, better built than the PowerA and the like. (edited)
  3. ImranAhmed's avatar
    I heard they're compatible with submarines, any truth to this?
    VeedubyaGTi's avatar
    Not advisable after recent tests....
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