Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
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- Take your game sessions up a notch with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
- Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price
- Comes with charging cable (USB C to USB A)
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The Pro Controller can be used when the Nintendo Switch is either docked or undocked.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Take your game sessions up a notch with the Pro Controller. Includes motion controls, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality, and more.
- Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like
Take your game sessions up a notch with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Includes motion controls, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality, and more.
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It took me a day to acclimate to the new controller, but it already feels just as, if not more comfortable than the joycons in the joycon shell. It's heavier but not uncomfortably so, it's comfortable to grip for a few hours of gameplay. Most of the buttons have decent feedback. The battery seems to be almost as good as the joycons were, I got mine last week and still haven't had to charge it since the first day.
If I had any complaints, it's that the home menu and snapshot buttons are in an awkward location and don't have any good feedback, as they don't protrude out at all. I used to be able to take a video recording in the middle of a Splatoon game without getting pulled out of the action, but now it feels like I have to stop the action to reach the button.
When I bought a Switch, I saw the price tag of this controller and thought it was ridiculous. A gamer friend chided me, telling me I'd eventually get the Pro Controller.
I got a Mayflash NS adapter and tried syncing my XBox One controller and Wii U Pro Controller to the Switch. It worked, but the controllers either suffered from large analog stick deadzones, and/or incorrect neutral point settings on the analog sticks. In frustration I shelved the adapter and just used the Switch's side controllers with the included controller bracket.
I have large hands so the Switch's side controllers were awkward to use. After about a week, I caved in and got this Pro Controller.
As the same friend said: "Nintendo sure knows how to make a good controller". The fit, finish, and battery life of this controller is AWESOME. I've been binge playing Payday 2 with said friend plus another friend and even during long weekend gaming sessions, my hands aren't sore or cramped thanks to this controller's ergonomics.
So is the price of this controller justifiable? In my case.... It was. But I gritted my teeth as I placed the order here on Amazon. As I've said in the past, Nintendo sure knows how to get me to open my wallet. I don't think you'll need this controller if the Switch is mostly played by children. But teens and adults may find the ergonomics of this controller too good to pass up.
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El diseño es discreto lo cual agradezco, Nintendo ha dejado atrás los diseños que parecen sacados de cajita feliz de McDonald's.
La duración de la batería es fantástica.
Los botones en general son buenos, sin embargo los gatillos son al nivel de los ofrecidos en el DualShock 4 e inferiores a los del mando de Xbox One.
No le pongo 5 estrellas debido a su altísimo precio. Cierto que lo compre en descuento, pero incluso a $1500 se me hace caro, $2500 de su precio regular se me hace insultante. Eso si, a diferencia de los controles de Microsoft y Sony que están fabricados en China, este control tiene la peculiaridad de ser de origen alemán, quien lo diría...
That said, while this controller works perfectly and can even sync with a PC providing you have a Bluetooth receiver on hand - an extra five bucks essentially nets you a perfectly worthwhile wireless controller for PC gaming - I have to admit that it's fairly pricey. It works flawlessly and could maybe stand to have less clicky shoulder buttons if I had to be nitpicky; but the Pro Controller's biggest drawback is its price tag. As a Canadian, paying a hundred bucks after taxes for something I can pick up in wired form or out of a third party for a fraction of the price hurts more than a little. You do pay for a sense of quality and for what has to be the best battery life in a wireless controller in the industry - this puppy essentially packs a 3DS' battery pack on its own, netting you a spectacular forty consecutive hours on a single charge - but it still does sting quite a bit.
I do highly recommend it, but I'd also advise that you look for the Horipad or for any other similar offerings on the market. They might be wired, but you'll essentially get the same form factor and ease of use for a fraction of the Pro Controller's cost. That said, if wireless capability and its consequent compatibility as a PC gamepad is a game-changer for you, then odds are you'll be amply satisfied.
Despite the price this is not up to snuff with what I consider actually matters as a gamer.
WHY ARE THE TRIGGERS SET UP AS NORMAL BUTTONS?!? How are these going to allow me to play any decent racing or driving game if the throttle will be on or off? At least use pressure sensitive buttons so there is a chance in the future should quality racing games make it to the switch.
I see this as either a huge limiting factor or a chance for the company to release a new more expensive controller with the option, that will be annoying because I bought this and now it’s gonna be superseded by a slightly better product.
Now if I want a controller that’s basically ps3/Xbox 360 era on the switch it will likely cost an additional $30 on top of this things price tag
This Pro Controller is Wireless and includes a USB Cable to allow you to charge the device when required. You can definitely play and charge the Controller at the same time however the cord is not significantly long enough; which would require you to sit closer to the Dock and TV screen. Pairing the Controller is automatic and you choose directly from the On Screen Menu which Controller you wish to use. The amazing part, you can swap between Controller and Joy Cons at any point during your Game. This is a fantastic feature with the Nintendo Switch Console as well as the simplicity to toggle between Controllers.
As described, the battery life is for approximately 40 hours and it is recommended to charge this Controller prior to using it for the first time. I'm in the habit of always charging my Controller as soon as I shut down my Switch. This is no different when charging a Tablet or Smartphone; to keep is charged at all times.
There was no lapse or delay when using this Controller in full game action. The buttons and layout is beautifully arranged for the Player; I really applaud Nintendo because the buttons are raised and easy to press and maneuver. Once I took it out from the box and held it; I automatically became accustomed to the feel and look of the Controller. In addition, I was able to fully recognize the button configuration without having to look down after a very short period of time.
Again, for any entry level or Hard Core Gamer; this is a definite must, you need for your Nintendo Switch. It will solidify your Gaming experience and make it more enjoyable.
Debo mencionar, como un punto positivo, la larga duración de la batería de este control. Y el excelente servicio de envío de Amazon.
Bonus - it comes with a USB-C to USB cable, so you can plug it into your switch's doc and have it charge when not in use.
Button placement could have been better. Having the plus and minus so close to the share and home buttons means you’ll be hitting them more than usual. At least for me my thumbs naturally reach to the home and share buttons instead of the other two. The d-pad is terrible. Very mushy and prone to false inputs, I wouldn’t recommend this controller if you’re mostly into 2D fighters and platformers. At best it’s on par with a 360 d-pad, my experience is it’s much worse. Not something you would expect from Nintendo considering their history of amazing d-pads.
At $90 Nintendo should have hit this one out of the park. It’s a pricey controller with an outstanding battery but other than that it’s really hard to justify shelling out that kind of money. If you must have all Nintendo products you won’t go wrong with it but if your looking for price to performance go with something else like the SN30 Pro+ series from 8BitDo.
The joy-cons would be fine for a slower-paced game, but I find it awkward to play Breath of The Wild without this thing.
Completely essential for any Switch owner, in my opinion.