Nostalgia Meets Frustration - The Chainsaw Controller's Unique Legacy
One of the quirkiest and most peculiar pieces of gaming history is the ‘chainsaw controller’ that was released alongside Resident Evil 4. While it has earned a special place in the hearts of Resident Evil fans, it also stands as one of the most impractical gaming peripherals ever designed.
Manufactured by NubyTech in 2005, a limited run of 50,000 chainsaw controllers was produced. These unique controllers came in two variants: a yellow one for the Nintendo Gamecube and an orange one for the PlayStation 2. Each unit boasts a serial number, adding an element of uniqueness to every piece. These days, the chainsaw controller has become a sought-after collector’s item, with prices on auction sites like eBay ranging from $400 to $1,500, depending on the controller’s condition.