Poll: Are you going to buy the Switch Traditional Controller at launch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Saiyan Lusitano, Jan 23, 2017.

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Will you be getting the Switch's Pro Controller at launch?

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
    26.2%
  2. No

    43 vote(s)
    66.2%
  3. Maybe

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Traditional as in what they're calling the "Pro Controller." I personally already have it pre-ordered as I tried it at the premiere and loved it.

    What I don't love is the ridiculous price ($69.99 / £59.99 or £64.99 / 69.95€) yeah it has a lot of technology so in the long run, I hope it justifies the price overall. And for these RRP prices, the battery better be as long as it was on the Wii U Pro Controller (about 70-80 hrs long).

    It sucks it has digital triggers but oh well. One minor flaw.
     
  2. Haymose

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    I decided to go for the extra set of joycons instead since I couldn't preorder their pro controller anyway. Price is just insane I'm going to wait until they discount it or I get a gift card or something.
     
  3. BORTZ

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    I am not going to buy the console at launch so I would assume its safe for me to say no, I am not going to buy the pro controller at launch either.
     
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    I'll get it at launch to play zelda. I have larger hands, so it'll be more comfy at home to play with than the joycons. I'll get more joycons when they release zelda or metroid themed ones.
     
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  5. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Yep, that's what I plan on doing. Buy from Amazon and use gift cards to reduce the value.
     
  6. Pacheko17

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    Not getting the console at launch, but will definetly pick it up if I ever get the Switch.
     
  7. Meteor7

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    Not with a price tag like that.
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

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    Nah, it's way too expensive, and I don't need more stuff I don't really need taking up space in my apartment. The Joy-Con dock that comes with the console will do the job, I see no need for another controller unless for multiplayer, but I rarely have visitors.
     
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  9. WiiUBricker

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    I'm buying it not only for the Switch, but for PC and other consoles as well.
     
  10. xile6

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    Nope not getting it at launch thats for sure.
    I have some 3d printed joycons and the setup feels good to me so no need to go and spend money on a pro controller.
    That money will go towards another game. Been thinking about getting bomerman. (already got zelda perorder).

    And getting it later on might not happen either i never got one for the wii u and only got the classic for the wii because it was cheap and needed it for a game. (cant remember which one)

    So yea its going to be a pass for me.
     
  11. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Just because you printed out some Joy-Cons with a 3D Printer that's just a clone sample, not a genuine sample. You can't really say you like something until you've tried the original. It's like comparing a Chinese knockoff of the Wii U Pro Controller versus the Official Wii U Pro Controller.
     
  12. Hayleia

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    This is not necessarily logical. I have two Dualshock 4 controllers but no PS home console :P
     
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  13. xile6

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    Why the hate?
    I didnt say it was the same as the oem.
    But its gives me a feel of what the real ones would feel like.
    After all nintendo probably printed there own joycon to hold before making them.
    Normally they do this stuff out of clay but with tech these days.

    And as said to me to me it feels good so i have no need to buy a pro controller.
    I doubt the joycons will feel a ton different
     
  14. KingVamp

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    Probably not going to get it at all.
     
  15. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Not hate, you're just assuming they're good because the 3D printed ones are. The 3D printed ones are probably a bit better on stuff like the analogue stick.
     
  16. thorasgar

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    I could be wrong but I doubt the pro controller or joyless cons will be sold out at launch so I will wait until I have it in hand before I make that decision. Only getting Zelda at launch so no urgent need for a second controller anyway.
     
  17. Saiyan Lusitano
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    Hori will also be making their own traditional controller but the d-pad is similar to the ones on the old Xbox 360 pads which isn't good at all. Hori tends to do a lot better controllers than this.

    Plus, it's wired so they ditch including a battery completely.
     
  18. thorasgar

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    Not so keen on wired controllers. I put up with GC controllers for Smash and such, but ugg, they never get put away and I am always untangling them. I will pay the extra for wireless.
     
  19. SomecallmeBerto

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    Not getting a Switch(If I do get one) until there are 10 games I MUST play on it. So far I only see 3 and one is on the WiiU
     
  20. xile6

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    These are non functioning one. So there just model that give a feel of button shape and button placement.
    They dont give any feedback on pressing a button or moving a stick. There not even to weight (much lighter then oem)
    But its something to hold in your hands and get a feel for it vs looking at photos and hearing what others have said.. They are printed to scale so that helps with getting a feel for it.