it puts your statement into perspective.
If the level of tech in a controller justifies its price - how can you justify the price of the wii U pro contoller?
The wii U pro controller cost $60 and has no tech in it(that I'm aware of). The switch one cost $70 and has "loads" of tech in it.
Is that tech only worth $10?
When was the Wii U pro controller ever the issue?
I bought unlicensed clone copies of the wii u pro controller from aliexpress and they were £8 each at the time including delivery to the uk and identical to the official Nintendo version's. Maybe even the same factory.
The only difference was the lack of the wii u logo. They functioned identically and the same quality. I've had them a few years with no issues, battery life seems good. Just seem the same. If they are shipped to the uk for £8 they probably only cost a couple of dollars to make. At the time everyone was happy with them. They've stopped selling them now and at the end it looks like they charged more for them possibly as they were running down stock.
Retail price does not equal 80% manufacturing price especially for accessories. It's likely the Switch pro controller is costing sub $10 to make even sub $5 is likely.
Price is what the market will accept not related to manufacturing cost. If people are happy to pay £60 then why sell at £50?