Earlier this month, as part of SNK’s online presentation, we finally got a look at the NEO GEO Mini’s controllers. With this reveal, some were expecting that these would be shipped with the mini console itself — however, it turns out that wont be the case.
4Gamer, who was checking out SNK’s NEO GEO Mini booth at E3, is reporting that the NEO GEO Mini’s controllers will be sold separately from the console. This is an interesting decision on SNK’s part considering that Nintendo ships controllers with their mini consoles (the NES Classic and SNES Classic). It seems that the company is leaning on players using the build in miniature arcade controls.
Speaking of arcade controls, SNK is aware that some players would prefer to use a proper arcade stick for the classic NEO GEO games on the system. As such, they have stated that are considering making one for the NEO GEO Mini.
The NEO GEO Mini Japanese version is launching in Japan this Summer, with the NEO GEO Mini International arriving sometime after. In the meantime, check out this video from 4Gamer where they take the Japanese version out for a spin.