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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller $60 w/ free next day (Amazon)


#1 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2180 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

Just got a Switch. Friend says this is a must. I saw it doesnt often go on sale. Next day delivery free for Prime members. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 



#2 Confidance   Just a guy CAGiversary!   1518 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:40 PM

Cool

#3 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4350 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:56 PM

Did they announce any new versions of this at E3?



#4 Meepo  

Posted 16 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

Did they announce any new versions of this at E3?

No. The dpad is still flawed on a design level.

Pretty interesting that this controller goes on sale pretty much every month. Must be slow sales figures if Nintendo is desperate enough to push retailer sales.

#5 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5085 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2018 - 05:59 AM

Just got a Switch. Friend says this is a must. I saw it doesnt often go on sale. Next day delivery free for Prime members. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

No. The dpad is still flawed on a design level.

Pretty interesting that this controller goes on sale pretty much every month. Must be slow sales figures if Nintendo is desperate enough to push retailer sales.

one of you is telling the truth.  Which one?  :shock:



#6 Moonbathing  

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

Damn!  The Pro controller is regularly more than $60?



#7 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother CAG Veteran   274 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:26 PM

Pretty interesting that this controller goes on sale pretty much every month. Must be slow sales figures if Nintendo is desperate enough to push retailer sales.


Yeah. The controller is great but the MSRP is insulting. Even $60 is questionable so if they sell st that price, their profit margins will still be huge making them not very desperate at all in the long run.

#8 MiraiLink   Rip City! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:08 PM

$60 is a good price when you compare the tech inside it compared to something like a DualShock4 that goes for $40. It has HD rumble, NFC reader, and 4-5 times the battery life which imo is the most important thing. DS4's battery life is the worst thing about it.



#9 limelight022  

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

Got one to play my Steam games on and i love it. Best controller ive use in a long time. 



#10 JaytheGamefan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4253 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:26 PM

Great price on it and the revamped d-pad is fantastic and on the newer units for about the past 3 or 4 months.



#11 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:55 PM

$60 is a good price when you compare the tech inside it compared to something like a DualShock4 that goes for $40. It has HD rumble, NFC reader, and 4-5 times the battery life which imo is the most important thing. DS4's battery life is the worst thing about it.

All features I would gladly trade for analog triggers, or a d-pad that works as well as the new DualShock 4's...

The DualShock 4 tech also includes a touchpad, built in microphone, speaker and audio jack, and lightbar in its manufacturing cost. I wouldn't be surprised if the DS4 costs more to produce. 

 

I suspect that the pro controllers are sold at enormous margins. The joy-cons are sold for essentially $40 a piece and I wouldn't be surprised if a single joy-con cost more to produce than a pro controller.



#12 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5085 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:52 PM

damn $60 for a controller and it's a deal.. Nintendo fans are paying through the noses



#13 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5085 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:13 PM

No. The dpad is still flawed on a design level.

Pretty interesting that this controller goes on sale pretty much every month. Must be slow sales figures if Nintendo is desperate enough to push retailer sales.

 

 

Great price on it and the revamped d-pad is fantastic and on the newer units for about the past 3 or 4 months.

so the D-Pad flaw got fixed?



#14 RenoVatio  

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:07 AM

one of you is telling the truth.  Which one?  :shock:

This has been on sale regularly since march. The GCN controller works on switch and will be sold when smash cmes out though and the wii u pro works with a 20 dollar third party adapter. No reason to even pay 60 on this at least not form me. For 60 i'll get god of war or another switch game.



#15 MiraiLink   Rip City! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:53 AM

All features I would gladly trade for analog triggers, or a d-pad that works as well as the new DualShock 4's...

The DualShock 4 tech also includes a touchpad, built in microphone, speaker and audio jack, and lightbar in its manufacturing cost. I wouldn't be surprised if the DS4 costs more to produce. 

 

I suspect that the pro controllers are sold at enormous margins. The joy-cons are sold for essentially $40 a piece and I wouldn't be surprised if a single joy-con cost more to produce than a pro controller.

Built in microphone, speaker, audio jack, and touch pad and has the same battery life of a Wii U Gamepad isn't much to write home about especially considering the Wii U gamepad has a screen and a camera. All those features only add to eating into the battery power.  I'd rather take the Switch Pro controller's 40 hour battery life over the DS4's 8 hours with features I can't turn off. Also, no the PS4 tech doesn't cost more to produce. The HD rumble is a new tech that even the Steam controller uses. There's also a better motion control sensor built into it and the larger battery which you know costs more.



#16 EvilChamp   Super Nintendo CAGiversary!   2180 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 02:28 PM

damn $60 for a controller and it's a deal.. Nintendo fans are paying through the noses

Dude. I have like 7 different controllers that work with both the Wii and Wii U. I got Mario Party for the Wii U. Despite having SEVEN controllers, I cannot play a 4 player couch game with friends. THAT IS SO INSANE. Nintendo wants me to buy more controllers. 

 

Really salty about having to spend $60+ on this Switch Pro Controller, when the Wii U pro controller could just as easily work. 

 

FWIW, I got the controller and really like it. Has a nice weight and feels like quality. Of course, if I didn't have to buy it I wouldn't. 

 

Also, $60 is not that far off from what a X1 or PS4 controller goes for. 



#17 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

Built in microphone, speaker, audio jack, and touch pad and has the same battery life of a Wii U Gamepad isn't much to write home about especially considering the Wii U gamepad has a screen and a camera. All those features only add to eating into the battery power.  I'd rather take the Switch Pro controller's 40 hour battery life over the DS4's 8 hours with features I can't turn off. Also, no the PS4 tech doesn't cost more to produce. The HD rumble is a new tech that even the Steam controller uses. There's also a better motion control sensor built into it and the larger battery which you know costs more.

Battery life has really nothing to do with production cost (they both use the same types of batteries, the Pro controller's just being slightly bigger) ...

 

I wasn't talking about whether you liked the features, just about what the markup is.

The more expensive tech in the Pro Controller is probably the newer gyro and HD rumble, in which case yeah, you can compare it to the Steam Controller which retails for the standard $50 (regularly on sale for $35) we've come to expect of controllers ... not $70.



#18 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   478 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

Dude. I have like 7 different controllers that work with both the Wii and Wii U. I got Mario Party for the Wii U. Despite having SEVEN controllers, I cannot play a 4 player couch game with friends. THAT IS SO INSANE. Nintendo wants me to buy more controllers. 

 

Really salty about having to spend $60+ on this Switch Pro Controller, when the Wii U pro controller could just as easily work. 

 

FWIW, I got the controller and really like it. Has a nice weight and feels like quality. Of course, if I didn't have to buy it I wouldn't. 

 

Also, $60 is not that far off from what a X1 or PS4 controller goes for. 

To Nintendo's credit, they've completely opened up their system to third-party controllers. Look at 8bitdo's offerings.

With my two JoyCons, my pro controller, and my 8bitdo, I can play any 4 player couch co-op games, have a nice pro controller at home, and have a somewhat smaller 8bitdo SF30pro to use as a "pro controller" substitute while I travel. 

 

If you just want 4 player couch co-op, one of the smaller Joy-Con style 8bitdo offerings should be enough to get that fourth player in Mario Kart or Overcooked, or Super Mario Party when that comes out. Try the new 8bitdo Zero 2, it should retail for ~$20.

 

Or you can also buy really cheap adapters from 8bitdo to use your Wii U Pro Controllers, DualShock 4s, Xbox One controllers etc on the Switch.



#19 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5085 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:43 AM

Also, $60 is not that far off from what a X1 or PS4 controller goes for. 

Dude, this $60 is the SALE price, not the regular price.  Hence, Nintendo fans are paying through the nose with Nintendo tax

 

What astounding here is Nintendo fans try to justify this rip off.  Just like watching a raped victim justify her rape and said it wasn't the rapist's fault >.<



#20 Meepo  

Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:42 PM

so the D-Pad flaw got fixed?

I don't think so. I have two third revision controllers and it still doesn't work correctly. Maybe they have a new revision out I am unaware of but I can't find any information.

 

Anyone who says the xenoblade or third revision controller fixes the issue is wrong.