Samsung GamePad is official – now available in Europe with other markets to follow

Samsung GamePad with Phone game

After showing it off briefly during the Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement, Samsung is now ready to formally announce their upcoming Smartphone GamePad optimized for their Galaxy line of devices.

Featuring a D-pad, 2 analog sticks, 4 buttons on the front, and 2 triggers — gamers can quickly pair up the controller to the Galaxy smartphone via NFC and Bluetooth 3.0. No word if they GamePad act as a normal Bluetooth controller on non-Galaxy devices, but the clever wording of the press release suggests as much.

Samsung GamePad angled

Samsung says the controller is built with a durable steel frame, and features a clamp to attach even the biggest of Galaxies to the controller (all the way up to 6.3-inches). For the truly hardcore gamers, it’s even possible to hookup their Galaxy device to the TV using an HDMI (or Samsung’s AllShare Screen Mirroring in compatible televisions) for a home console-like experience.

Samsung GamePad Top

Samsung GamePad bottom

Of course, you’ll need to find GamePad supported games if you’re looking for full compatibility. Samsung looks to make this as painless as possible with a”Play” button built into the controller instantly opens the Mobile Console app for the browsing and purchasing of GamePad supported games. There will be 35 games at launch, with titles that include:

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
  • Virtua Tennis Challenge
  • Prince of Persia : The Shadow and the Flame
  • More TBA in 2014

Samsung was mum on pricing, but did mention the GamePad is only available for purchase in Europe at the moment, with additional markets will follow in the coming weeks. They better get crackin’, Christmas is just around the corner.

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  • Ben Kapferer

    This looks much better than that bar of soap they called a gamepad before.

  • Del373

    The Moga still seems to be a more attractive option.

    • CerealFTW

      The nfc pairing and steel frame seem really cool but I love how my moga pro power($64 on Amazon right now) fits in my hands. this is kinda flat but it’s nice to see some competition

      • No_Nickname90

        Don’t buy it for $64. It’s $50 on the product website. LoL!!

        • Anarchaoz

          It’s $80 on their website ._. The Pro is $50 I think, but the Pro Power is not.

          • No_Nickname90

            I thought the Moga Pro was the latest? There’s a Moga Pro Power?

  • Fel Pe

    And there is Sammy taking more money from me once again. Love it.

  • JohnZabbaMcLean

    It looks like a genesis controller had a baby with a beluga whale. Samsung makes such ugly hardware.

    • truepopo

      Their fridges are as sweet as they come… I like my washer dryer to… Very nice hardware

  • Bart Heuts

    This thing is going to cost €100,- according to Samsung Netherlands… Way to expensive if you ask me.

  • Riche101

    Its slim but thats about all it’s appeal for me. I got the Moga Power Pro recently. Now that feels and responds like a real gaming controller. Samsung need to get the price right, if its going to make any dent in Moga’s profit.

    • No_Nickname90

      I’m planning on getting one. How’s the Dpad? What’s the texture? I should probably go read some user reviews. LoL!!

  • Daniel

    Now available in Europe? Where? I can’t find it for sale anywhere… You don’t even know the price of it, how can it be available.

  • No_Nickname90

    Mogo Pro. My searching is done.

    Sorry, but that Dpad is a no, no. I can’t even tell which one is the Dpad. =.=

  • reznorfan0

    gameklip with a ps3 controller. Win

  • simpleasker

    I think this is a very nice form factor. It has all the buttons and is still compact. Very nice.