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8Bitdo SFC30 SNES Style Bluetooth GamePad

SKU: CE04465

Regular Price: $50.95

Special Price $30.00 AUD, inc GST

$46.32 AUD, exc GST

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8Bitdo SFC30 SNES Style Bluetooth GamePad
30.0000 AUD

SKU: CE04465

Regular Price: $50.95

Special Price $30.00 AUD, inc GST

$46.32 AUD, exc GST
14 reviews 0 5 5


  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $9.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

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Want to know what's awesome? SNES style vintage gaming controllers that operate wirelessly over Bluetooth with any Bluetooth device. BOOM! That's what's awesome!

Introducing the SFC30 GamePad from 8Bitdo. If you loved the feel of original gaming controllers, you'll be blown away by this one. It's a completely authentic SNES style controller that has a built-in rechargeable battery (via microUSB) and is compatible with any Bluetooth device from RetroPie to Android and iOS, even your laptop or desktop computer! You can connect it to your computer to update the firmware for even more features in the future.

The SFC30 remembers the connection and, depending on the host device, will automatically connect when it's powered up, so say goodbye to messy wires and get Gaming!

So what's in the box?

  • SFC30 GamePad controller
  • microUSB cable
  • Getting started booklet

The SNES receiver is not included with this controller. To use this controller with an original SNES system, you'll need the Retro Receiver For SNES.

Tech Specs:

  • Support for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Approx 20hrs battery life
  • Firmware updates via USB
  • Authentic feel and control
  • 5 different operating modes for different devices
  • Programmable buttons

For more info, check out the SFC30 product page at 8Bitdo.

**Note that this controller isn't an MFi certified controller so the Bluetooth mode is only supported in iCade for iOS**

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Product Comments

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Alistair verified purchaser

    A fantastic near perfect recreation of the original Super Nintendo gamepad with excellent bluetooth connectivity.

    Anyone on the fence should grab one as this design is currently discontinued due to being too similar to the real thing! (Posted on 4/06/2018)

  2. Review by Daniel verified purchaser

    Just as good as the real thing with out cords, quick postage too. (Posted on 22/03/2018)

  3. Review by Corwin verified purchaser

    FANTASTIC controller, just like the original Nintendo ones from 25 years ago, with crisp responsive buttons. No problems with bluetooth pairing with my old PC. Also works with Nintendo Switch. (Posted on 6/03/2018)

  4. Review by Ryan verified purchaser

    Great feel. No lag. Recommended. (Posted on 3/11/2017)

  5. Review by June verified purchaser

    Feel Just like original nintendo controller and even better that is is blue tooth.
    I am very happy with this retro look and feel. (Posted on 31/10/2017)

  6. Review by Alfie verified purchaser

    Look no further, want to reminisce about the good old games of your SNES youth but what the ultimate experience the the 8bitdo snea witeless controller is for you. With super responsive buttons, super comfort feel & super battery life how can you not!!!! (Posted on 20/10/2017)

  7. Review by Andy verified purchaser

    Awesome little controller with the genuine look and feel of the original classic. Absolutely love it. (Posted on 11/09/2017)

  8. Review by Carl verified purchaser

    Purchased the 8Bitdo SNES to compliment my Emmulation Station build on my Raspberry Pi 3. Brilliant controller and was relatively simple to get this connected to Retropie.

    The feel of the controller is just like the original SNES controller; very solid, not some cheap rip off. I have had cheaper USB versions and they are not even close to this and only lasted a few turns.

    Great support also from Core Electronics on the initial setup. The write ups on their website is invaluable. Also some cool projects to review that others have completed. (Posted on 5/09/2017)

  9. Review by David verified purchaser

    Best price for 8Bitdo products in Australia!
    Will shop again! (Posted on 5/09/2017)

  10. Review by daniel verified purchaser

    what can i say it brings back soon many memory's excellent build quality a dream to use (Posted on 15/08/2017)

  11. Review by Jason verified purchaser

    This is amazing.
    Easy to set up with my Retropie, and easy to use.

    Especially useful if you are using a Pi Zero with the whole "not having regular USB Ports" and whatnot.

    (Posted on 17/07/2017)

  12. Review by Tristan verified purchaser

    Works just like the old official Nintendo model, but with the benefits of Bluetooth! (Posted on 6/07/2017)

  13. Review by Andrew verified purchaser

    Excellent controller. Works well with retropie (Posted on 16/04/2017)

  14. Review by Damon verified purchaser

    Brings back the old days!! (Posted on 13/01/2017)

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