Want to get a Switch Pro controller, but...

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  1. DiscostewSM
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    I'm hearing a lot of complaints about the controller's D-Pad, such as it triggering the Up input when attempt to press just Left or Right.

    Anyone actually have this issue, or other issues with the controller?
     


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    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    I've heard this too. Supposedly you can fix this by cutting out the middle of the rubber insert.
     
  3. zoogie

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    No problems here.
     
  4. DiscostewSM
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    Eh, not exactly something I'd want to do, since that would require taking it apart and voiding warranty.
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I don't have one, why.... umm why would someone need one? It does what the joycon grip does. :creep:

    Also direction buttons are better than directional pad. :P
     
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    No problems for me either. Actually one of the most comfortable controller I own from all my systems.
     
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    Yeah, I have no idea why people get the pro controller, when the regular controls are PART of the system, itself. I find it to be a waste of money.
     
  8. gundamu

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    those are defective pro controllers

    i was lucky and got a good one.

    so wait a bit for a good batch to come or try your luck. you can always return it or exchange it if it's defective.

    it's worth getting though, joycons simply feel shit once you use pro controller
     
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  9. Ridge

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    No problem here.
     
  10. Mr. Wizard

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    I've had zero issues, love this controller. Just wish the triggers were analog, I think that's the only place they cheaped out. Still love it though.
     
  11. orcid

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    No problems and I love the Controller. I wish I could use it for my PS4.
     
  12. Kourin

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    Had that with mine and I took it back.
    It's really noticable in Waku Waku 7 and when Puyo Puyo Tetris starts to get fast, you'll end up accidentally doing hard drops unless you turn that option off.

    Asides the dpad the controller felt great though.
     
  13. gundamu

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    xbox one controller can be used on ps4 with a converter device. maybe they'll make something for the pro controller as well
     
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    I hope so. I don't play games (like racing games) which use analog triggers and the touchpad of the dualshock 4 is just a big (select) button in nearly every game.
     
  15. Thomas83Lin

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    I have the problem with the dpad, only noticed it when playing blaster master. I still manged to beat the game but it was annoying. sometimes when holding left or right, up or down would trigger. you can keep this from happening by being extra careful.
     
  16. Haymose

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    I have this problem. Sucks that I might have to resell it to get a good one.
     
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    I would recommend you getting the Pro Controller.
    It is way more comfortable that the joycons, and I have noticed that I myself just simply can't play as well using the joycons.
    E.g. I play the best I can with the joycons and I still come 4th - 9th in a Fast RMX race, I use the Pro Controller and I get 1st, it is simply way easier to control, specially because the analogs are larger and very precise.

    That said, the dpad in the Pro Controller is disappointing, and even if I don't normally have that problem I wouldn't be surprised when it happens. The dpad is cheap and it doesn't have the typical counter cross below the dpad that restricts its movement (you could press all directions simultaneously if you just push at the center of the dpad). Compared to this, the xbox one s controller dpad is way better.
     
  18. Kerbangman

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    I have the problem with the right behaving like the up on Zelda.
    I first noticed the issue a while ago.
     
  19. RemixDeluxe

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    I thought I was the only one experiencing this problem on the Pro Controller. Whenever the keyboard input is displayed and I'm moving the D-pad across it would sometimes go in left or right a little bit instead of up and other close directions.

    Anyone who says the Pro controller is a waste of money obviously hasnt tried it for themselves. Dont hate on something without personal experience first.
     
  20. gundamu

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    you unfortunately got the defective one, mine came from japan since it was all sold out here.
    but thankfully it works fine