Third party controller?

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  1. SonicRacingAddict
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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know of any third party controllers for the switch? The pro controller and extra joy cons are too expensive so I need to find a cheaper alternative (I have tried second hand controllers but nobody has any)
     


  2. Shadow#1

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    LOL to expensive how? ps4 $60 clone $60 so crying over $10 ?
     
  3. StarGazerTom

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    10 quid can make or break a purchase for alot of people. Also, you aren't helping.

    On-topic: Waiting for 3rd party controllers myself aswell.
     
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  4. ov3rkill

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    Depends on the quality of the third-party controller. IF it's good then, why not? At least we'll have an alternative. Hopefully, when it's available someone will review it.
     
  5. Saiyan Lusitano

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    There really aren't many choices for third party Switch controllers right now. Suppose you could try to find the Hori Wired Pro Controller somewhere on the web or the other Retro Fighting controller.

    But when you consider that the third party controllers cost $30ish, it's worth paying the extra for the real thing. It'll last forever.
     
  6. xile6

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    wasnt there a 3rd party pro controller that was wired?
    I think it was priced at around $40.

    But yea the controllers arent that high price vs other system.
    Simply save a little bit longer and get what you want vs a 3rd party that might not even work after a few uses.
     
  7. Saiyan Lusitano

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    That was Hori's but don't ever remember seeing any physical photos of the controller.
     
  8. jesterscourt

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    I don't think we are going to see one anytime soon. Just save up - the Switch Pro controller is one of the best ones out there.
     
  9. Shadow#1

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    Yes because it is the only one out there
     
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  10. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Unless you count the Joy-Cons too and use the grip controller thing. :P

    The official controller grip is good but lacks handles on the back whereas unofficial/licensed by Nintendo have. Here's an example, this one's from PowerA.

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    Pic by Amazon reviewer.

    Honestly, there really isn't much point to purchase the rechargeable official controller grip since the charging is for the grip piece. Just place the Joy-Cons back on the Switch and it'll recharge.
     
  11. jesterscourt

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    I meant as a general controller for current-gen systems.
     
  12. Shadow#1

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    There have never been one
     
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    perhaps one day they may realise a "lite" version of the controllers without hd rumble, nfc, and other non essential things?
     
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    I'm a third party controller developer, I have decrypt the wired protocol of the joy-con, and it works well at gemepad mode, but it dosen't work at TV mode.
    Will this kind of wired controller acceptable? It could be very cheap. :rofl2:
     
  15. Kekskrümel

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    So replacement joy cons ?
     
  16. HuYingwen

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    We can make it a wired or wireless pro contoller too! But it has no function in TV mode.
     
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    So it communicate over usb ?
     
  18. HuYingwen

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    No, connect by the left and right side slots.
     
  19. Kekskrümel

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    For me I play primary in tv mode, so sadly not interested.
     
  20. duffmmann

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    I have to wonder if 3rd party controllers would have the built in gyro and nfc reading capabilities. Doesn't seem like the type of thing you'd see built into 3rd party controllers, which if the case could make playing some games with them a bit frustrating.