Sn30 Pro

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  1. 8bitdo Update
  2. Sn30 Pro Pairing
  3. Sn30 Pro Plus Software
  4. Sn30 Pro Plus
  5. Sn30 Pro Pairing

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Video games are in a good place when it comes to controllers. The Xbox Series X/S, DualSense, and Switch Pro controllers are all mostly comfortable and capable. And that extends to third-party gamepads — like those from 8BitDo, which is launching the new 8BitDo Pro 2 controller day.

The 8BitDo Pro 2 is $50, and it’s now available from Amazon. It works with Switch, PC, Mac, Android, Raspberry Pi, and more. It is also the followup to 8BitDo’s excellent SN30 Pro+ controller but with even more features.

SN30 Pro 2 Came from Amazon with Defective Sticks Today As said in the title, my order came today and both sticks were super funky. The left stick was having terrible snapback problems, problems registering inputs, and when taken into 8Bitdo's own software, it appears that the stick wasn't even reading all of the available range of inputs, as. The SN30 Pro is a Bluetooth-based wireless controller that connects to your PC, Mac, Android phone, Nintendo Switch and more, and works with everything from classic games to current ones.

This is a standard, full-featured controller that has all of the inputs you’d expect from an Xbox 360 controller. Additionally, it has two built-in back paddles that you can program using 8BitDo’s Ultimate Software, which is now available on iOS and Android as well as PC and Mac.

And like the SN30 Pro+, the Pro 2 is easy to recommend. It’s especially handy if you want a solid controller to take with you as you move from Switch to PC to Raspberry Pi and so on. And as with all of 8BitDo’s offerings, the Pro 2 is a must have if you prioritize gaming with a D-pad.

Classic design and smart functionality

With the SN30 Pro+, 8BitDo already nailed what most people want from a classic controller design. It had nice long handles that made it easy to grip and comfortable, easy-to-reach button placement. The Pro 2 adds to that with the back paddles while simultaneously maintaining every that’s great about the original controller. This D-pad is still fantastic, and if you want a gamepad that prioritizes a digital, directional input over analog, this is the go-to option.

But 8BitDo also did a lot to improve the usability of the controller. For one, it now has a hardware switch to select the Switch, Android, Dinput, and Xinput modes. On previous 8BitDo controllers, you selected the controller’s connectivity profile using a combination of buttons. The Pro 2 also now has a button to switch between three saved profiles, and you can set those profiles using your phone and the 8BitDo Ultimate Software app.

That Ultimate Software is finnicky on mobile. I would lose connection when the Pro 2 was in Switch mode, but I was able to set changes using Ultimate on Windows.

This is a wonderful controller that 8BitDo has only made better. And it has done so without raising the price. The paddles are especially nice. They fit nicely under my middle finger, but I haven’t found myself hitting them unless I mean to. When I do hit them, the action is responsive and clicky.

8BitDo Pro 2 still has symmetrical sticks and limited Switch capabilities

The drawbacks for the 8BitDo Pro 2 are the same as they were for the SN30 Pro+.

It uses symmetrical analog sticks like a DualShock, and that is only a negative depending on the game you’re playing. If you want to prioritize D-pad play, then the big directional pad on this controller is great. I gravitate toward this gamepad for retro games and anything 2D. For 3D games or shooters, I use an Xbox controller when I’m not using keyboard and mouse.


The 8BitDo Pro 2 also cannot wake up a docked Switch from sleep. This is frustrating because it means you’ll have to stand up and turn the Switch on before then controlling it with the Pro 2. It’s a minor inconvenience, but it’s still annoying.

8bitdo Update

I also used to have a difficult time connecting 8BitDo devices to the Switch. That’s easier now thanks to improvements on Nintendo’s side. But the Pro 2’s hardware profile selector also helps. Still, I wouldn’t describe the process as seamless. You might have to wait a minute for the controller to pair, and dialing between Switch to another mode can cause more connection problems.

Still the controller mostly just works. And once you have a connection, it won’t randomly disconnect or anything like that.

A great gamepad for $50

The 8BitDo Pro 2 is one of those controllers that makes me want to just keep playing. It aces all of the most important controller elements. It’s comfortable, responsive, and mostly easy to use. I wish it turned on the Switch, but that is a Nintendo issue and not one with 8BitDo. At $50, you’ll have a hard time doing better, and I prefer it over the Switch Pro controller.

The 8BitDo Pro 2 is available now for $50. The company provided GamesBeat with a sample unit for the purpose of this review.


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SN30 Pro FAQ
What is the difference between SN30Pro SN edition and SN30Pro G Classic edition?
  • The difference is their exterior design only.
  • A. Texture on the Dpad
  • B. Button colours
  • C. Buttons shapes
  • D. Enclosure colours
  • As for system compatibility and functionality, they are the same.
Do they have Screenshot, Home, Turbo, NFC functions when connected to Switch? Can I also wake up my Switch wirelessly with this controllers?
  • When connected to Switch, you can find on these controllers:
  • A. Screenshot = STAR button
  • B. Home button = Logo button
  • Turbo and NFC functions are not applicable here
  • When connected to other devices, you can find on these controllers:
  • A. Turbo button = STAR button
  • No, you can not wake up your Switch wirelessly with this controllers
What systems do they work with? Do they auto reconnect to those systems?
  • They work with Switch, Windows, macOS, Android, Raspberry Pi as well as all the devices our retro receivers/adapters support.
  • They auto reconnect to all the systems mentioned above with the press of START once they have been successfully paired.
Does it work with PS5, Xbox Series, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U?
  • No, it does not.
What is the difference between SN30 Pro and N30 Pro2?
  • The differences are:
  • A. Shoulder button physical layout
  • SN30 Pro – two level placement for R1/R2 and L1/L2.
  • N30 Pro 2 – one level placement for R1/R2 and L1/L2.
  • B. LED indicators
  • SN30 Pro – four small LED lights placed on the bottom of the controller.
  • N30 Pro 2 – two long narrow curved lights on the sides.
  • C. Motor and thumb stick cap size
  • SN30 Pro - eccentric shaft gear motor and 17mm diameter thumb stick cap.
  • N30 Pro 2 – Linear vibration motor and 11mm diameter thumb stick cap.
My controller does not turn on anymore. Nothing happens when I press on it. What should I do?
  • Please follow the procedure below to fix the issue:
  • A. Press and hold START for 8 seconds
  • B. Press and hold L1+R1+START for 3 seconds to enter its pairing mode. Red Power LED will turn on
  • C. Go to to get Upgrade Tools and upgrade its system following the instructions
  • D. Restart the controller and follow the instruction manual provided on our website afterwards
How can I make sure the button mapping on this controller is as Switch Pro not Xbox controller when it is connected to Steam?
  • Just follow the procedure as below:
  • A. Press and hold Y+START to turn on the controller
  • B. Press and hold pairing button for 3 seconds to pair them
  • C. Find ‘Switch Pro support’ & ‘Nintendo button mapping’ and click on them
What are the four small LEDs for on the bottom of the controller?
  • They are controller mode indicators:
  • A. LED 1 blinking: D-input mode
  • B. LED 2 blinking: X-input mode (Xbox 360 mode)
  • C. LED 3 blinking: macOS mode
  • D. LED Rotating: Switch mode or pairing mode
  • E. Solid LED: connection is successful
  • *It also indicates the player mode when connected to Switch.
How do I charge the controller? How long does the battery last when fully charged?

Sn30 Pro Pairing

  • We suggest you charge it via a phone power adapter.
  • The controller uses 480mAh rechargeable battery with 1-2 hour charging time. The battery can last up to 18 hours when fully charged.
  • Yes, you can. You can connect it to Switch, Windows, Android, Raspberry Pi and macOS using a USB cable.

Sn30 Pro Plus Software

My SN30 Pro does not connect to Switch no matter how many times I have tried. What should I do?
  • This might be caused by there are too many controllers connected to your Switch, as one Switch can take up to 10 controllers at a time maximum. Please follow the steps below to fix it:
  • A. Go to ‘System Setting’ on your Switch, then click on ‘Controllers and Sensors’ to disconnect the controllers which are connected to it
  • B. Restart your Switch
  • C. Press and hold Y+START to turn back on the controller. Press the pairing button on the controller for 3 seconds
  • D. Go back to ‘System Settings’ and choose ‘Change Grip/Order’ to pair them
Does this controller use HD rumble or a normal rumble?
  • It uses a normal rumble, not HD rumble. Use L1+R1+SELECT key combination to turn on/off its vibration.
How many SN30 Pro controllers can I use at a time?

Sn30 Pro Plus

  • It depends on the number of controllers each device can take. Multiple SN30 Pro controllers can be used at a time.

Sn30 Pro Pairing

  • 10 meters. This controller functions the best within the range of 5 meters.