Behold the Sonic Xbox Series S with fluffy gamepads

The custom Xbox Series S with a pair of two fluffy gamepads

In terms of design, the Xbox Series X and Series S are somewhat primitive, no-frills boxes. Sometimes Microsoft releases special editions to commemorate a specific game launch or spice up the lineup with something slightly more exciting (how about a console covered with fur) than a black or white console. This time, Microsoft unveiled a truly astounding piece of gaming hardware: the "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" Xbox Series S with a radical pair of fluffy controllers dedicated to the upcoming release of the "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" movie.

The console itself swapped the dull white color in favor of black with a golden portal ring. Below the ring, you can see an embossed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 logo. Neat.

Although the custom Xbox Series S features a unique finish, the most interesting part is the gamepads that come with the console. Instead of smooth plastic, Microsoft equipped the two controllers with a fluffy red and blue surface. Microsoft says the gamepads have "coatings reminiscent of the bristly texture of hedgehogs in the wild." Okay.

A pair of red and blue fluffy Xbox Wireless Controllers
Those are two weird-looking hedgehogs...

You can expect those bristly coatings to collect all sorts of grime and food leftovers from your gaming sessions and quickly turn into something similar to a worn-out Alcantara on modern Surface devices. You may assume that the owner of such a masterpiece will turn it into a showcase instead of ruining it with Doritos crumbs.

Unfortunately, you cannot buy this wild piece of engineering. Microsoft has made only one console, and the company plans to give it away as a part of the Xbox Sweepstakes event. You can enter the contest by retweeting the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet (do not forget to include the #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes hashtag). Also, Xbox fans in the US can participate by redeeming Microsoft Rewards points. You can read more about the rules on the official Xbox website.

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