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NES controllers for Switch preorder


#1 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:46 PM

Didn’t see a topic and thought you might like to know. $5 shipping

https://nesc.nintend...tem-controllers

#2 wratih9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:49 PM

Man I really want to get these but I think I might be the only person to play this in my house.   Other than that all these accessories are blowing my games budget since they are rarely on sale :( .



#3 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:50 PM

Apparently, these controllers will only work with the NES game library: https://arstechnica....ated-nes-games/

 

 

Please note: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can only be used while detached from the Nintendo Switch system, and only to play NES – Nintendo Switch Online games [emphasis added]. Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can be charged by attaching to the Nintendo Switch system.



#4 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1156 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:50 PM

Note these aren't gonna be limited

#5 wratih9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:52 PM

Note these aren't gonna be limited

I'm sure they will make a lot of these but considering they are only selling them online, doesn't that make it limited to a degree?  Or do you think they are starting off with them online only for pre-order and then will ship them out to stores if the demand is there?



#6 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:52 PM

Note these aren't gonna be limited

 

Do you have a source for that or are you just guessing?



#7 crewj   from peru to cebu CAGiversary!   1268 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:56 PM

insane. the fact that you're basically paying a subscription to use these things at $59.99 a pop is stupid.



#8 Komentra   (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ CAGiversary!   2891 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:02 PM

Bought. Don’t see why people at throwing a fit about the price. Don’t buy them? Also even if you could use them for switch games there’s only a few that uses only 2 buttons.


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#9 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

Bought. Don’t see why people at throwing a fit about the price. Don’t buy them? Also even if you could use them for switch games there’s only a few that uses only 2 buttons.


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Exactly.

#10 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2309 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:27 PM

 Also even if you could use them for switch games there’s only a few that uses only 2 buttons.

Technically it's 4 buttons since you still get L & R buttons.  I wonder if the rail adapter things with the extended L&R buttons work on these as well.



#11 briandadude   Vita + Xbox CAGiversary!   549 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:29 PM

Would be more tempting if you could buy NES games outside of the online subscription.



#12 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   663 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:39 PM

Exactly.


Yeah, I won't get them. I have an 8bitdo controller. But if people want to blow their money on em, ok. Go for it!

#13 stringycupps1  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:48 PM

Would be more tempting if you could buy NES games outside of the online subscription.

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#14 teh lurv  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:48 PM

Technically it's 4 buttons since you still get L & R buttons.  I wonder if the rail adapter things with the extended L&R buttons work on these as well.

 

Actually 6 buttons with select and start. 



#15 MisterAlexEsquire   Online interactions not rated. CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:01 PM

Nothing about these controllers is a "deal."

You have to keep paying Nintendo for the privilege of using them.

 

Just get an 8bitdo controller.



#16 BadWaluigi  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:05 PM

Cant use this for games like Shovel Knight? Can't simply use a USB C cable to charge them - you HAVE to connect them to the Switch to charge?

 

I've never passed on a Nintendo accessory so quickly before.



#17 BadWaluigi  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:12 PM

 

You have to keep paying Nintendo for the privilege of using them.

 

This is by far the most infuriating thing about this. We're essentially leasing these controllers at a premium introductory price. Either make them dirt cheap or free, then the required subscription is justified. Otherwise, enable it for the grand majority of retro-style games that exist for the platform. One sleazy, out-of-touch decision after another. Sony and Nintendo are proving the rule; the cycle of struggle -> try -> gain support -> see success -> be cocky af and dont give a shit about the fans you worked so hard to win over.



#18 crewj   from peru to cebu CAGiversary!   1268 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

again. insane. the fact that you're basically paying a subscription to use these things at $59.99 a pop is stupid.



#19 oldcasio  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

These are limited because only one can be purchased per paid NSO account... It is still ridiculously dumb.

 

They should have just created a joy-con with a D-pad, or a bluetooth (S)NES controller with shoulder buttons and home/capture buttons.



#20 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2198 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:45 PM

LOL. So these will only be sold via Nintendo.com ?

#21 oldcasio  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

LOL. So these will only be sold via Nintendo.com ?

yep.



#22 MisterAlexEsquire   Online interactions not rated. CAGiversary!   141 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:03 PM

LOL. So these will only be sold via Nintendo.com ?

 

If they were sold by Amazon, it'd be way too easy for buyers to return them after realizing just how anti-consumer Nintendo is being.

Product returns to Nintendo are not overly difficult, but they're also not nearly as simple and straightforward.



#23 chokaay   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:27 PM

Tempted as this is how SMB3 and LOZ was meant to be played... hopefully the quality and feel will be exactly the same as the originals (unlike most 3rd party variations).  But $70 (including tax & shipping)???   :bs:

 

Decisions... decisions...   :-k



#24 oldcasio  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:12 PM

I think I will be buying one of these kits to get the actual feel of an actual NES controller.:

https://shop.8bitdo....-nes-controller



#25 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   380 Posts   Joined 0.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:19 PM

Played SMB yesterday on switch and hated the button arrangement on joycons, so this may actually be worth it for me

#26 oldcasio  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:20 PM

Played SMB yesterday on switch and hated the button arrangement on joycons, so this may actually be worth it for me

I couldn't play for more than like 3 minutes. It felt gross handheld.



#27 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9922 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:52 PM

I couldn't play for more than like 3 minutes. It felt gross handheld.

I guess you never got to enjoy this at the arcade either.



#28 chris916   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   152 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:17 PM

I have tried 3 credit cards and a debit card so far trying to order these stupid things. Declined every single time and no number to call. Anyone else have this problem?

#29 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9922 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

I have tried 3 credit cards and a debit card so far trying to order these stupid things. Declined every single time and no number to call. Anyone else have this problem?

No, ordered fine this morning, my biggest issue was getting pre-order button active after subscribing.



#30 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6584 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:33 PM

This is by far the most infuriating thing about this. We're essentially leasing these controllers at a premium introductory price. Either make them dirt cheap or free, then the required subscription is justified. Otherwise, enable it for the grand majority of retro-style games that exist for the platform. One sleazy, out-of-touch decision after another. Sony and Nintendo are proving the rule; the cycle of struggle -> try -> gain support -> see success -> be cocky af and dont give a shit about the fans you worked so hard to win over.

Yeah, I've been saying from the start the only reason these classic games/online service was taking so long, was because "N" was trying to find the best new way to milk it's fan base(and make it seem they are doing them a favor). Boy oh boy, this shit is a new low for these guys, and that's saying something.

 

Sadly I'm stuck paying for this shit online, as it's for my son, and no way in hell he goes without online. But if they had a flat fee for just online, and none of this other smoke and mirror BS, it would be much easier to take. Even if I ever get an NS, no way I buy that family account, and I'll just play any online games thru my sons system. I never really play much "N" games online anyways, so I won't really be missing much either way.