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A Nintendo-quality cable certainly makes this a much fairer price.



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What? Because of a charging cable? That's absurd. $70 is a bit much for a controller. Ps4 controllers come with the charger as well, and their only $60 or less if you buy on amazon.

Does the controller have the same HD rumble that the Joycons do? If so, then maybe that would be the reason.



Well, the Pro Controller has both NFC and HD Rumble, plus the battery lasts 40h per charge, so I think the price is justified even though it's a bit expensive.



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cannonballZ said:
What? Because of a charging cable? That's absurd. $70 is a bit much for a controller. Ps4 controllers come with the charger as well, and their only $60 or less if you buy on amazon.

Does the controller have the same HD rumble that the Joycons do? If so, then maybe that would be the reason.

You have to be careful with usb type-c cables, bad ones are sold even on amazon.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/04/a-google-engineer-who-works-on-usb-type-c-products-is-reviewing-and-identifying-out-of-spec-potentially-dangerous-third-party-cables-and-adapters/

https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/16/usb-certified-chargers/

And the answer to your second question is already in the OP.



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Vini256 said:
Well, the Pro Controller has both NFC and HD Rumble, plus the battery lasts 40h per charge, so I think the price is justified even though it's a bit expensive.

Also has gyro, but yeah. This.



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TomaTito said:

You have to be careful with usb type-c cables, bad ones are sold even on amazon.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/04/a-google-engineer-who-works-on-usb-type-c-products-is-reviewing-and-identifying-out-of-spec-potentially-dangerous-third-party-cables-and-adapters/

https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/16/usb-certified-chargers/

And the answer to your second question is already in the OP.

HD rumble may be the factor in the price. Even the Wii U pro controller comes with the charging cable and doesn't cost $70. I have never had to buy a charger cable seperate when purchasing a controller, have you?



Because they are a ripoff. That's why