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Defender

Next-Gen PS1, PS2, PS3, PS Classic, Switch & PC Wireless Controller

$44.99

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Warranty: 12 Months

  • **NEW** Firmware Update Available – Download Below
  • Please note that the USB wireless version does not have Sixaxis functionality on the PS3.
  • PS3 only Bluetooth version with six-axis compatibility coming soon!

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Introducing the

Defender

by Retro Fighters

Next-Gen Wireless Controller for PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Classic, Nintendo Switch & PC

A wireless controller for PS1, PS2 and PS3?

...but wait, there's more!

Get ready to wrap your hands around this truly one-of-a-kind controller. Dust off your PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles and get ready to experience your favorite games like never before.

Make sure you grab the most comfortable seat in the house because with a wireless range of 30+ feet and a battery life of 10+ hours per charge, you'll be pulling all-nighters!

Say "No" to confinement

...and game from afar!

With 2.4GHz wireless technology and a range of 30+ feet, the Defender makes the days of sitting 5 feet away from your console a thing of the past.

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Premium design and features baked in

The Defender is packed with all the features you’d expect from a next-gen video game controller. From its ergonomic shape and comfortable and responsive analog sticks to vibration feedback and turbo functionality, the Defender has got everything you want and nothing you don’t.

Looking for compatibility?

We've got you covered!

The Defender is compatible with the Sony PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Classic, Nintendo Switch and PC!

PRODUCT SHOTS

features

  • 2.4GHz Wireless technology
  • Pressure sensitive buttons
  • Turbo functionality
  • Comfortable and responsive analog sticks
  • Vibration feedback
  • Compatible with PS1/PS2/PS3/PS Classic/Switch/PC
  • Wireless range of over 30 feet
  • LED indicator
  • Includes both USB and PS1/PS2 receivers
  • Includes USB charging cable

PRODUCT MANUAL

FIRMWARE UPDATE

SPECIFICATIONS

MANUFACTURER: Retro Fighters
COMPATIBILITY: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PC
RELEASE DATE: September 2022
COLOR: Black, Blue, Gray, Green
ITEM DIMENSIONS: 5.5 X 4 X 1 IN (L X W X H)
ITEM WEIGHT: 6.63 OZ
UPC: 745808420994 (Gray), 745808421007 (Black), 745808421014 (Blue), 745808421021 (Green)
PACKAGING: Retail
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:

Defender Wireless Controller, USB Wireless Dongle, PS1/PS2 Wireless Dongle, USB Charging Cable, User Manual

REVIEWS

45 reviews for Defender

4.9
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Customer Images

Image #1 from Haroldo mendizabal
Image #2 from Matthew Anderson
Image #3 from Karl Burnett
Image #4 from Joshua Brogdon
Image #5 from Dániel T
Image #1 from Haroldo mendizabal

Haroldo mendizabal

I purchased a Green Defender and it was Better than I imagined, the translucent green looks AMAZING and the PS dongle being green is a nice touch. Wish the USB dongle was green also but otherwise doesn't take away from the quality. Buttons feels responsive, feels light but has weight at the same time. Would definitely recommend and buy again.

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Image #2 from Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Simply the best PS1 controller. The turbo function is fantastic for various uses. For Legend of the Dragoon it hits a 266% damage with magic items every time, and saves the button from wearing out. The 'Auto Punch' function is a nice touch as well, and perfect for RPG grinding. Connectivity is perfect and has not failed to sync a single time. Finally the USB dongle is a nice touch. My only grip is that it looks more like a switch pro controller than a PS1 controller, and I'm a sucker for retro looking devices. They grey is a nice touch however. OVerall I'm super happy and give it 9.5/10!

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Image #3 from Karl Burnett

Karl Burnett

I sure dodged a bullet - the last Retro Fighters controller I bought was the original N64 controller and I absolutely HATED the d-pad. After watching a couple of reviews of the Defender I decided to order a blue one to use with my MiSTer. I then stumbled across a YouTuber's review and I was gutted to see that he described the d-pad as having "no feel". I tried to cancel the order as the d-pad is be far the most important aspect of a controller for me, but it was too late - and I'm glad - this controller is absolutely outstanding! The d-pad is much nicer to use than the official Sixaxis and Dualshock 4 controllers I have been using. It has a nice, light, clicky feel and is very responsive. The analogue sticks are perfect too and make playing Colin McRae Rally an absolute joy. This is hands down my favourite new controller for the MiSTer - I have not noticed any lag and it just feels fantastic in the hands.

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Image #4 from Joshua Brogdon

Joshua Brogdon

FINALLY! AFTER ALL THESE YEARS! I remember when PS2 came out, wireless controllers were just becoming a thing. There were a couple of great controllers, but after successive PlayStations came out. You were lucky to find a used on or buy a crappy one that broke in five minutes. After 10+ years of searching, these controllers are the only ones you need to buy. I bought two of them.

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Image #5 from Dániel T

Dániel T

The best PS2 controller.

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Image #6 from Summer Robertson

Summer Robertson

My partner loved his blue controller! Thank you so much for the adjustment. Very quick shipping! Amazing service!

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link3895@gmail.com

I'll admit, I haven't tried on my PS2 yet, or anything other than PC/Switch. But so far this is honestly the best controller I've used for either PC or Switch, so I'm willing to bet it'll be the same for PS1/2/3. The response time has no delays, comfortable sleek design, and overall just pleasing. I was also a Kickstarter backer, was eager for its completion and arrival, now just eager for the chance to use it with anything I play.

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Image #8 from Sky B

Sky B

I received this controller for backing its Kickstarter, and was not disappointed. The sync process is real fast, it resyncs instantly after turning it back on, and it was responsive up to about 20-30 ft. Compared to other controllers, the input latency felt pretty low. The D-pad has a center pivot, which is good for fighting games, and the triggers swoop way out compared to other PS controllers making them easier to press. The one minor issue for me was that the buttons were slightly mushy. Great controller, keep it up guys.

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Image #9 from Steven Hoffmann

Steven Hoffmann

Outstanding! I was waiting half a year for this controller to release. When I opened the box and picked the controller up it was an amazing feeling it was so comfortable. Gotta charge it for 2 and half hours out the box to get your expected 10 hrs of battery life. Light will stop flashing when it's fully charged. Use the home button to change modes for system your using. I mainly used this controller on PC and on the Switch. For it to work on the Switch; Dongle must be plugged in the USB port by the Hdmi port not the outside of the Switch. It also is pretty much plug and play on PC. I recommend you to follow the directions to have a smooth setup. Now controller features: the analog sticks move like butter it's so smooth with little to no resistants. The L2 and R2 triggers can be a bit sensative if you accidentally tapped on it lightly but no problem. Buttons go down smooth and isn't very loud. The Turbo function I'm not to sure about it yet, I haven't played around with it. Controller connect to USB dongle is super insync with games. I have not noticed any delays. It's a great controller it's beats many controllers sold on Amazon and I have tried alot of controllers for PC in the past. This is worth more than 5 stars so far. Also the grey color is so nostagalic.

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Shannon O

Recently bought a PS2 Slim, also decided to turn on my PS3 for the first time in years and like clockwork I find out about Retro Fighters just before the release of the Defender PlayStation game pad. I bought one as soon as I saw they were available. Works great with both systems. No lag or delayed inputs. I intend on buying 3 more in the near future.

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Image #1 from Haroldo mendizabal
Image #2 from Matthew Anderson
Image #3 from Karl Burnett
Image #4 from Joshua Brogdon
Image #5 from Dániel T
Image #6 from Summer Robertson
Image #7 from link3895@gmail.com
Image #8 from Sky B
Image #9 from Steven Hoffmann
Image #10 from Shannon O
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  1. Darkorigins7323

    Really great controller for the PS1 and or PS2. Definitely recommend

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  2. Darkorigins7323

    Great controller for PS1 and or PS2. Very happy with this purchase

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  3. Lance M

    It is not hyperbole to say that I love the people behind these controllers as much as I love using them! Robert Lomeli- you deserve a raise for the gracious way you handled my ordering mistake. You turned my mistake into an amazing customer service experience, and I thank you! I use this controller primarily on my PS3 and would highly recommend it to anyone! For great controllers and support I give Retro Fighters an enthusiastic A+!

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  4. Haroldo m

    I purchased a Green Defender and it was Better than I imagined, the translucent green looks AMAZING and the PS dongle being green is a nice touch. Wish the USB dongle was green also but otherwise doesn’t take away from the quality. Buttons feels responsive, feels light but has weight at the same time. Would definitely recommend and buy again.

    Image #1 from Haroldo mendizabal
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  5. Shane E

    Way better than OEM. Best Playstation controller on the market.

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