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Xbox Sonic the Hedgehog giveaway includes furry controllers

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Not sure what all the fuzz is about.

Microsoft is giving away a pair of Sonic-branded Xbox Series S consoles and – the true star of the show – two sets of furry Xbox controllers.

Images of these prizes – which, alas, money literally cannot buy – were published today in a wonderfully descriptive Xbox Wire blog post.

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Microsoft has tried hard to avoid using the word “furry” here. Instead, these special edition controllers have “textured coatings reminiscent of the ‘bristly’ texture of hedgehogs in the wild”, apparently.

I am not sure what hedgehogs Microsoft has been stroking lately.

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The controllers come in Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red, presumably not like the hedgehogs Microsoft has been stroking lately.

The Xbox Series S console, meanwhile, has both Sonic and Knuckles leaning into each other, and a big glistening golden ring.

Of course, all of this is in aid of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, which opens in the UK on 1st April.

If you fancy owning all this for yourself, you can enter by retweeting the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet, below, using the hashtag #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes. Entry is open to any Xbox Live supported country.

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