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Putting the Switch's price into perspective.

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Bandorr said:
Aquietguy said:

The Switch controllers have a greater level of tech. Bringing up the Wii U pro controller doesn't change that.

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?



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Aquietguy said:
Bandorr said:

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.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-New-Black-Classic-Dual-Analog-Wireless-Bluetooth-Remote-U-Pro-Game-Controller-Gamepad-for-Nintendo/1885733309.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.jHoXhO

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?



This sht has been discussed so many times back when ps4 and xb1 were released. This chart alone is pointless. You also need to put avg household income into perspective. You can argue abt 2017 $$ but many ppl might not be getting paid in 2017 $$.

And just like many ppl here said, you kinda have to compare it with what's in the market currently. Just imagine how you'll react if a car retailer use this same excuse to sell you their cars.

So yea if you wanna convince anyone to buy switch, this is definitely NOT a good argument to use



midrange said:

it'll be a nightmare for some game like smash)

How so? Smash Bros plays absolutely fine with the Wii Remote, why would a single Joy-Con be a nightmare?



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zorg1000 said:
midrange said:

it'll be a nightmare for some game like smash)

How so? Smash Bros plays absolutely fine with the Wii Remote, why would a single Joy-Con be a nightmare?

GC or GTFO

This will all be made redundant by patching in support for the GC-USB adaptor.



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zorg1000 said:
midrange said:

it'll be a nightmare for some game like smash)

How so? Smash Bros plays absolutely fine with the Wii Remote, why would a single Joy-Con be a nightmare?

Most fighting games are better with traditional controllers since a traditional controller is primarily designed to be comfortable and responsive. The joycons are instead designed to be small, detachable, and portable. This is why the Wii U had the game cube adapter despite Wii remotes being compatible.



midrange said:
zorg1000 said:

How so? Smash Bros plays absolutely fine with the Wii Remote, why would a single Joy-Con be a nightmare?

Most fighting games are better with traditional controllers since a traditional controller is primarily designed to be comfortable and responsive. The joycons are instead designed to be small, detachable, and portable. This is why the Wii U had the game cube adapter despite Wii remotes being compatible.

GC controller being better doesnt mean other options are a nightmare.

like i said, Wii Remote worked fine.



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zorg1000 said:
midrange said:

Most fighting games are better with traditional controllers since a traditional controller is primarily designed to be comfortable and responsive. The joycons are instead designed to be small, detachable, and portable. This is why the Wii U had the game cube adapter despite Wii remotes being compatible.

GC controller being better doesnt mean other options are a nightmare.

like i said, Wii Remote worked fine.

Wii remote has a D-pad.

Neither Joycon has a D-pad.



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Bandorr said:
zorg1000 said:

GC controller being better doesnt mean other options are a nightmare.

like i said, Wii Remote worked fine.

Wii remote has a D-pad.

Neither Joycon has a D-pad.

and Smash Bros works fine without a D-pad



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zorg1000 said:
Bandorr said:

Wii remote has a D-pad.

Neither Joycon has a D-pad.

and Smash Bros works fine without a D-pad

Based on what? The Wii U, wii,and 3ds all have a D-pad. Where are you playing smash bros that doesn't have a D-pad?

Also "Most fighting games" was the statement. Are you actually going to say "Most fighting games" work fine without a D-pad?

Unless you are talking about Fight sticks..



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