Xbox is giving away furry Sonic-inspired controllers

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Xbox is giving away some Sonic-themed controllers, complete with furry coating. 

To celebrate the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, Xbox and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to create something nobody asked for, but which is nonetheless an Xbox or Sonic collector's weirdly cute dream: furry controllers.

Unveiled today in a blog post (opens in new tab), the limited-edition fuzzy peripherals come in two colors, Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red. They won't be available for general purchase but can be won through a sweepstakes competition that Xbox is currently running.

Bundled with the controllers is a customized Xbox Series S, which features "a golden portal ring shining on its surface alongside an embossed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 logo."

To have a chance at winning the exclusive custom Xbox Series S and the Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red Xbox Wireless Controllers, just retweet the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet with the hashtag #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes.

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If you're in the US, you can also enter by using Microsoft Rewards points to buy entries to the sweepstakes. The competition is live now and runs until 8:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 30.

While furry controllers might be a nice piece of Sonic memorabilia to own, we definitely wouldn't recommend using them for those tense Elden Ring sessions when your hands can get a little clammy!

Furry Xbox controllers are far from the strangest game pad we've seen. Recently, Elden Ring's Godric the Grafted boss was slain by someone using a banana for a controller.

If you've got Microsoft's newest console, check out our picks of the best Xbox exclusives you need to own as well as the best games on Xbox Game Pass to play right now.

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Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and Games Radar. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.