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Nintendo Switch Sale @ Walmart/Amazon - Pro Controller $50, Dock Set $60, Joy-Con $62, Super Mario Odyssey $48.66

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#1 kobe92  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:52 AM

Walmart is having a sale on a lot of accessories and video games:

 

Amazon Price Match so far:

 

Google Express 20% Off First Purchase:

Few of Walmart items are also available on Google Express. You can get 20% Off Your First Purchase (Up to $20) using code GOSHOP20

 

Biggest and best prices so far for all items listed above  :D/  :D/  :D/



#2 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:55 AM

Tempted to buy another pro controller at that price even though I'm not sure if I'll ever actually use both at the same time.

What's this dpad issue I'm hearing too?

#3 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9898 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:00 AM

=|

I literally bought the pink/green controllers today at TRU, I roughly got it for the same price after coupons, need to see it I can pm

#4 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1420 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:14 AM

Are these prices good in-store as well?

#5 Meepo  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:18 AM

Tempted to buy another pro controller at that price even though I'm not sure if I'll ever actually use both at the same time.

What's this dpad issue I'm hearing too?

The d-pad has a tendency to trigger ghost inputs. For example you hit left and it might register a left and up. This isn't an issue for most games but it makes puyo puyo tetris unplayable. Other than that I have noticed some random botw inputs. Basically, it is a design flaw that occurs in every controller.

 

The new Xenoblade controller didn't fix it either like some people seem to think.



#6 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1205 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:41 AM

How many of you really had issues with the dpad? I was excited about this but now I'm hesitant to pick it up. I was waiting for 50 on it.

#7 Glass_Ghost_0   [Title Not Selected] CAGiversary!   2843 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:15 AM

I haven't noticed any issues with my pro controller, but I haven't used it extensively

 

I would recommend it, the joycons aren't bad, but it feels much more comfortable imo



#8 tonyvx  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

How many of you really had issues with the dpad? I was excited about this but now I'm hesitant to pick it up. I was waiting for 50 on it.

 

Only issue was with launch controllers, all newer ones have not had any issue. I have a launch one and only notice the d-pad issue every once in a while, not bad enough to ever send in or exchange.



#9 tonyvx  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

Amazon matched this sale! Not the joycon. Might be worth adding to the OP.

 

Mario: https://www.amazon.c...r mario odyssey

Pro controller: https://www.amazon.c...WJ4V6P275W&th=1

Dock: https://www.amazon.c...rds=switch dock

 

Amazon also has their basics switch case in black for about $7: https://www.amazon.c...1292772011&th=1

 

Gonna buy another controller and case now and regret it in the morning.



#10 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3728 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:47 AM

I can understand having another Pro Controller for two player games, but why would anybody need another dock station when the system automatically comes with one?

#11 tonyvx  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

I can understand having another Pro Controller for two player games, but why would anybody need another dock station when the system automatically comes with one?

 

Hook up to multiple TVs in the house, conveniently move from one room to the other. Or between houses. My buddy bought an extra because he shares custody of his kid, one for each house. Saw someone on here does that as well. Mostly a convenience thing.



#12 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3535 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

How many of you really had issues with the dpad? I was excited about this but now I'm hesitant to pick it up. I was waiting for 50 on it.

I notice it a lot in Xenoblade. Pressing down taunts an enemy while the other direction pulls up game info. I'd say maybe 30% of the time when I press down, it reads left or right instead. It might really create problems in fighting games. I'd advise you check out the Mayflash Switch adapter on Amazon for $25. I bought one. Works great. Allows you to connect any other controller to your switch - ps3, 360, Xb1, PS4, wii u pro controller.. :D it's amazing, mang. It's programmed to map everything almost identical to the actual switch pro controller. One difference is that to take a screen shot with the PS4 controller for instance, you would press the touch pad.

#13 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3535 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

I can understand having another Pro Controller for two player games, but why would anybody need another dock station when the system automatically comes with one?

I got my original dock on the TV in the living room but I also put one in the workout room so I can slay Prinnies in Disgaea while getting rid of my tank gut on the treadmill. :D just convenience factor of not having to disassemble everything to connect it elsewhere. You just have to adjust the screen size each time you change docks.

#14 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3728 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:55 PM

Hook up to multiple TVs in the house, conveniently move from one room to the other. Or between houses. My buddy bought an extra because he shares custody of his kid, one for each house. Saw someone on here does that as well. Mostly a convenience thing.


Ok, that makes complete sense. Thanks.

#15 theghost4413   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:58 PM

My buddy saved $40 on the switch here too. Got it for $260

#16 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

Ordered the pro controller earlier from amazon with my stash of credit and rewards. Ordered the dock for $48 from Walmart through google checkout.

Edit- free same day shipping on the controller too :)

#17 Untamed Sorrow   The Maple Kind ?? CAGiversary!   1080 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:01 PM

The dock is great, it's ingenious on Nintendo's behalf honestly. I own 2 switches and these docks let my family move thier gaming from room to room with ease. I'm not a fan of constantly unplugging cords, the HDMI ports always suffer in the long run. It's the same reason I use those Nyko Power Blocks on all my controllers. You'll never have to touch the charging ports again, considerably extending thier lifespans. Buy a Pro controller for your switch and you'll stop giving the JoyCons the unnecessary wear & tear on the lock that eventually causes them to slip off.

#18 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:31 PM

Even at $60 that seems egregious for just the dock. Waiting on more portable 3rd party options for traveling anyway.

#19 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for the info on the pro controller. I'll research it some more to see if it's been fixed in the later batches of the controller. Never noticed the issue on mine since i rarely use the dpad and preferred the dpad arrows of the joycon for puyo puyo Tetris.

#20 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Four Roses Single Barrel CAGiversary!   1870 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

I can understand having another Pro Controller for two player games, but why would anybody need another dock station when the system automatically comes with one?

 

Remove guts from dock, insert into mini shell. Portable mini dock that can still be used with a case on the system.

Official dock is like 95% plastic.. the guts inside is pretty much just a 2x2 square really, super overkill. 

 

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FYI check out this thread https://www.cheapass...egos-books-etc/

extra 20% off (if you've never used google express anyway)



#21 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3728 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

Remove guts from dock, insert into mini shell. Portable mini dock that can still be used with a case on the system.

Official dock is like 95% plastic.. the guts inside is pretty much just a 2x2 square really, super overkill. 

 

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FYI check out this thread https://www.cheapass...egos-books-etc/

extra 20% off (if you've never used google express anyway)

interesting.....



#22 Kretical   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

My buddy saved $40 on the switch here too. Got it for $260

 

He saved $40 on the Walmart sale?  Or is there another location?  My wife and I are planning on getting a switch when there is a good deal or a bundle.



#23 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:24 PM

I have had the pro controller since launch and have never had an issue and I've played puyo puyo and almost 100 hours of Zelda with it not to mention all the other games. I think it's over blown much like the joy con issue at launch.

#24 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:29 PM

I have had the pro controller since launch and have never had an issue and I've played puyo puyo and almost 100 hours of Zelda with it not to mention all the other games. I think it's over blown much like the joy con issue at launch.

same boat. i think puyo is the game i used D-pad on the most, and didn't have any problems



#25 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

Well, you guys convinced me to order a Pro Controller.  I hope you're happy.



#26 kobe92  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:53 PM

Added Amazon price match and Google Express :).



#27 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

Price matched with BB via chat and used rewards cert. Thanks all.

#28 Deckard138   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   37 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

Tempted to buy another pro controller at that price even though I'm not sure if I'll ever actually use both at the same time.

What's this dpad issue I'm hearing too?


The only time I've noticed any issue is when playing Fire Emblem Heroes. When pressing right to zoom in on the map, it will sometimes switch characters instead. Haven't noticed any issues in any other game.

#29 Troe123  

Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:21 PM

Tempted to buy another pro controller at that price even though I'm not sure if I'll ever actually use both at the same time.

What's this dpad issue I'm hearing too?

D-pad issue:

 

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#30 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1944 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:05 PM

Yay more Nintendo sales !





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