1. DiscostewSM

    OP DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    5,451
    Country:
    United States
    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?
     
  2. x65943

    x65943 the end is nigh, buy doge coin
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2014
    Messages:
    4,925
    Country:
    United States
    I've heard this too. Supposedly you can fix this by cutting out the middle of the rubber insert.
     
  3. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware
    Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    8,269
    Country:
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    No problems here.
     
  4. DiscostewSM

    OP DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    5,451
    Country:
    United States
    Eh, not exactly something I'd want to do, since that would require taking it apart and voiding warranty.
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Messages:
    13,970
    Country:
    United States
    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
     
    THEELEMENTKH and Thirty3Three like this.
  6. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    Messages:
    875
    Country:
    United States
    No problems for me either. Actually one of the most comfortable controller I own from all my systems.
     
    paulttt likes this.
  7. Thirty3Three

    Thirty3Three Musician Member
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,956
    Country:
    United States
    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

    gundamu GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    241
    Country:
    Canada
    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
     
    Last edited by gundamu, Apr 2, 2017
    Bladexdsl likes this.
  9. Ridge

    Ridge they/them
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Messages:
    388
    Country:
    Norway
    No problem here.
     
  10. Mr. Wizard

    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,814
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    orcid GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    374
    Country:
    Austria
    No problems and I love the Controller. I wish I could use it for my PS4.
     
  12. Kourin

    Kourin Touhou Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2016
    Messages:
    1,018
    Country:
    Australia
    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

    gundamu GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    241
    Country:
    Canada
    xbox one controller can be used on ps4 with a converter device. maybe they'll make something for the pro controller as well
     
  14. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    374
    Country:
    Austria
    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

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,584
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Haymose GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    398
    Country:
    United States
    I have this problem. Sucks that I might have to resell it to get a good one.
     
  17. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    8,132
    Country:
    Germany
    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

    Kerbangman GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Messages:
    523
    Country:
    I have the problem with the right behaving like the up on Zelda.
    I first noticed the issue a while ago.
     
  19. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    4,583
    Country:
    United States
    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

    gundamu GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2016
    Messages:
    241
    Country:
    Canada
    you unfortunately got the defective one, mine came from japan since it was all sold out here.
    but thankfully it works fine
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - controller, Switch,