The Sega Saturn 3D Control Pad

Sega Saturn

Out with the old, and in with the new! Sega almost totally redesigns the Saturn controller in response to the Nintendo 64's revolutionary analog controller.

The new addition of notice is an analog thumb stick, but hidden from view is one of Sega's own innovations - The clicky old shoulder buttons have been replaced with analog triggers. Also, they seem to have discarded the previous directional pad and replaced it with exactly the same one featured on Sega's 6 button Genesis controller.

The controller's shape has also changed drastically. One big change not readily visible in the photo is the addition of handles, or grips underneath the controller to make it more comfortable to hold.

Ancestors - Sega Saturn Model 2 Controller, Nintendo 64

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Descendants - Sega Dreamcast

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