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Winner of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Xbox Series S & Controllers traded it all to GameStop

Posted on September 4, 2023 by Tyler Nienburg

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UPDATE: It’s very possible that Microsoft gave away multiples of these consoles and controllers. A winner on Twitter shared images of his Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Xbox Series S sharing he did not rip his controllers apart, but did say they are uncomfortable.

Original: In 2022 when Sonic the Hedgehog 2 came to theaters, Microsoft partnered up with Paramount Pictures to giveaway a one-of-a-kind Xbox Series S and Controllers themed after the popular movie. In June, Twitter user @mcnick01 shared that the winner of the sweepstakes traded the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Xbox Series S and the two furry controllers representing Sonic and Knuckles to a local GameStop. 

Not only did he trade these extremely rare items to a GameStop, but mcnick01 also claims the person “ripped the fur off the controllers because he said it was uncomfortable”.

Images of what the controllers look like now have not been shared, but someone might want to tell the person they missed out on a fortune. Occasionally Microsoft will partner with companies to promote a movie or game to giveaway a one-of-a-kind console or controller. Most recently they gave away the first-ever pizza-scented controller in partnership with TMNT: Mutant Mayhem.

It’s unknown what the person received for this very rare trade-in to GameStop.

The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie came to theaters on April 8, 2022.

Thanks to Liam Robertson for pointing this out.

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