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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - £54.99 @ Base

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8 Likes
Maybe still cheaper than RRP, but £54.99 for a joypad... 0_o
5 Likes
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
5 Likes
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...

They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.

To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.

The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)

It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.

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2 Likes #1
That's the best price I've seen. Heated 8)
8 Likes #2
Maybe still cheaper than RRP, but £54.99 for a joypad... 0_o
1 Like #3
When do Base take money for preorders?
#4
MrChi
When do Base take money for preorders?

http://www.base.com/help-and-advice/terms/dp11/terms-and-conditions.htm

Payment
• Base.com accepts payment by credit or debit cards.
• Your card will not be charged until your order is dispatched.
#5
And people were freaking out over the prices. Heated because that is a good price!
#6
kyeung
Maybe still cheaper than RRP, but £54.99 for a joypad... 0_o

loads of tech in the controller though, hense the price
#7
I hope PDP, HORI and other 3rd parties manage to release some alternative cheapo pads before the year is out. I was actually happy with the cheapo PDP themed pads on the Wii U, I know not everyone was.
#8
I suppose if you are only interested in TV play you could sell the included Joy-cons for around £70, buy this and save around £20 on the console price.
1 Like #9
Amazon sold out and no price shown ShopTo £62.86, good find! if you want to wait and check for a lower price see pricespy link here here
2 Likes #10
I'm gonna wait and try out the joy cons in the grip first before comiting to one of these
2 Likes #11
noahsdad
I hope PDP, HORI and other 3rd parties manage to release some alternative cheapo pads before the year is out. I was actually happy with the cheapo PDP themed pads on the Wii U, I know not everyone was.


hori do a really nice wired pad for the switch for a fraction of this price -->http://powerupgaming.co.uk/2017/01/13/nintendo-switch-wired-controller-available-to-pre-order-less-than-half-the-price-of-pro-controller/
1 Like #12
Lomi
kyeung
Maybe still cheaper than RRP, but £54.99 for a joypad... 0_o

loads of tech in the controller though, hense the price


What tech is in the pro controller? I don't believe this is one of the ones that splits etc.

Unless I've missed something, I confess I've not been following too closely.
5 Likes #13
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
#14
What are Base like for preorders? Day of release?
#15
sneakyduck
noahsdad
I hope PDP, HORI and other 3rd parties manage to release some alternative cheapo pads before the year is out. I was actually happy with the cheapo PDP themed pads on the Wii U, I know not everyone was.
hori do a really nice wired pad for the switch for a fraction of this price -->http://powerupgaming.co.uk/2017/01/13/nintendo-switch-wired-controller-available-to-pre-order-less-than-half-the-price-of-pro-controller/

The trouble with Hori pads (I have a few) they often lack features and depending on the features of the pro controller I would err on the side of caution as you dont know what features stick and are prominent with Nintendo consoles.
#16
Best price but not biting yet. Will wait until it hits at least £40.
#17
This is just a silly early adopter price. I imagine these will be down to £35-40 not too long after release.
2 Likes #18
sonicfury
This is just a silly early adopter price. I imagine these will be down to £35-40 not too long after release.

They probably won't actually. The WiiU Pro Controller held its value. I'm sure it'll have pricedrops here and there but not an easily available price.
1 Like #19
Don't forget there are plenty of reports out there saying the Joycon (especially on the grip) works just fine for Zelda. No point getting a pro controller unless you are really into Street Fighter 2.
5 Likes #20
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...

They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.

To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.

The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)

It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.
#21
Heat from me :)
1 Like #22
Elivercury
Lomi
kyeung
Maybe still cheaper than RRP, but £54.99 for a joypad... 0_o
loads of tech in the controller though, hense the price
What tech is in the pro controller? I don't believe this is one of the ones that splits etc.
Unless I've missed something, I confess I've not been following too closely.

NFC reader, motion controls, the new HD rumble which is suppose to be the business apparently
#23
lucifon
sonicfury
This is just a silly early adopter price. I imagine these will be down to £35-40 not too long after release.
They probably won't actually. The WiiU Pro Controller held its value. I'm sure it'll have pricedrops here and there but not an easily available price.

That is accurate, there probably won't be a great variety of controller options on the market for the first year either. I actually like to invest in themed pads/remotes etc. They are more fun for kids and I prefer a nice design theme too, am even a sucker for transparent controllers where you can see the circuit board and wires inside.

The themed pads took a while to appear on the Wii U though. That's the one negative about being an early adopter I guess, a lot of peripheral options come on the scene much later. Even if buying a Switch for Xmas, your still an early adopter really.

Edited By: noahsdad on Jan 20, 2017 14:03
#24
sneakyduck
noahsdad
I hope PDP, HORI and other 3rd parties manage to release some alternative cheapo pads before the year is out. I was actually happy with the cheapo PDP themed pads on the Wii U, I know not everyone was.
hori do a really nice wired pad for the switch for a fraction of this price -->http://powerupgaming.co.uk/2017/01/13/nintendo-switch-wired-controller-available-to-pre-order-less-than-half-the-price-of-pro-controller/

Does anyone know if Wii U Remotes will work with the Switch though, and if they will be even needed? Because with the wired pads for the Wii U you could plug them into the wireless Remotes, and you were sort of playing wirelessly (although not true wireless).
#25
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...


Yes but £49.99 is not circa £70 which is what this was earmarked as after announcement.

£70 was taking the... And £54.99, while still pricy seems to be the going rate for a first party controller on launch so it is what it is.

Heat added.

Slightly off topic but how nice does this controller look?! The Gamecube controller is still my second favourite controller of all time after the Xbox 360 one. I really wish I could use this on my PS4 :(
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2 Likes #28
jco83
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Glad I got in at that price then! Must have had quite a few orders.
#29
not a bad price for that!
#30
lucifon
sonicfury
This is just a silly early adopter price. I imagine these will be down to £35-40 not too long after release.
They probably won't actually. The WiiU Pro Controller held its value. I'm sure it'll have pricedrops here and there but not an easily available price.

I'm referring to price drops rather than a change in RRP. I guess demand will dictate the price.
#31
Bah already sold out.

Disappointing!
#32
Not a bad price, Xbox One & PS4 pads still sell for £54.99 in most game shops so at least the price is getting there. If it's half as good as the Pro Controller on Wii U I'll definitely pick one up (if they become available at this price again)
#33
Xbox One and PS4 pads go for usually around £34-£42 mark. £54.99 for a Pro controller haha

Overprice accessories from Nintendo.
#34
imagineS
Xbox One and PS4 pads go for usually around £34-£42 mark. £54.99 for a Pro controller haha

Overprice accessories from Nintendo.


yeah but ps4 and Xbox pads are everywhere, knowing Nintendo there will be limited numbers and prices will stay high.

even though there's a lot of tech in the controller it's getting silly now, 50+ for something that's realistically a consumable is way too much.
1 Like #35
imagineS
Xbox One and PS4 pads go for usually around £34-£42 mark. £54.99 for a Pro controller haha

Overprice accessories from Nintendo.


But the Xbox elite controller is way more than this.
#36
grizzl33
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.
To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.
The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)
It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.

There you go, exactly what I meant. I mean £70 is too much but £55 is quite good if you take the points you've just made and consider the other systems controllers at launch and for a few years after launch! I think it's not too bad and if people don't like it then they should hold out until they can afford it or the price drops.

Well said.
#37
Martano87
grizzl33
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.
To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.
The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)
It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.
There you go, exactly what I meant. I mean £70 is too much but £55 is quite good if you take the points you've just made and consider the other systems controllers at launch and for a few years after launch! I think it's not too bad and if people don't like it then they should hold out until they can afford it or the price drops.
Well said.

A Nintendo console controller needs a bit more thought process than what a mainstream console needs. Mainstream console controllers are designed with specific genres in mind, mainly generic shooters. a Nintendo controller is required to be more flexible and cater for all types of gaming genres.
#38
noahsdad
Martano87
grizzl33
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.
To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.
The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)
It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.
There you go, exactly what I meant. I mean £70 is too much but £55 is quite good if you take the points you've just made and consider the other systems controllers at launch and for a few years after launch! I think it's not too bad and if people don't like it then they should hold out until they can afford it or the price drops.
Well said.
A Nintendo console controller needs a bit more thought process than what a mainstream console needs. Mainstream console controllers are designed with specific genres in mind, mainly generic shooters. a Nintendo controller is required to be more flexible and cater for all types of gaming genres.

Where did you get that from? :D
#39
rev6
noahsdad
Martano87
grizzl33
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.
To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.
The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)
It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.
There you go, exactly what I meant. I mean £70 is too much but £55 is quite good if you take the points you've just made and consider the other systems controllers at launch and for a few years after launch! I think it's not too bad and if people don't like it then they should hold out until they can afford it or the price drops.
Well said.
A Nintendo console controller needs a bit more thought process than what a mainstream console needs. Mainstream console controllers are designed with specific genres in mind, mainly generic shooters. a Nintendo controller is required to be more flexible and cater for all types of gaming genres.
Where did you get that from? :D

Well if you have a biscuit factory that just makes mainly plain digestives and not much else, you will need a specific and set of equipment. But if you look at another biscuit factory that likes to do a bit more with its digestives and add on chocolate, and also produces cookies, custard creams and bon-bons you are going to need something more sophisticated equipment wise to cater for all those "genres" of biscuit.

Edited By: noahsdad on Jan 23, 2017 09:25
#40
noahsdad
rev6
noahsdad
Martano87
grizzl33
Martano87
Dualshock 4's were £49.99 for a long time and no one said anything...
They even launched at £59.99 and don't come close to offering the same functionality as the Switch Pro pad.
To clarify as it hasn't been advertised all that well.
The Switch Pro controller features;
- Gyro controls
- HD Rumble
- 40 hours battery life (so i have read anyway, the Wii U pro controller had an 80 hour battery life itself)
It's a pretty damn good pad with those in mind and if utilised fully it should be well worth the money. It will likely be the best way to play most games on the Switch as well.
There you go, exactly what I meant. I mean £70 is too much but £55 is quite good if you take the points you've just made and consider the other systems controllers at launch and for a few years after launch! I think it's not too bad and if people don't like it then they should hold out until they can afford it or the price drops.
Well said.
A Nintendo console controller needs a bit more thought process than what a mainstream console needs. Mainstream console controllers are designed with specific genres in mind, mainly generic shooters. a Nintendo controller is required to be more flexible and cater for all types of gaming genres.
Where did you get that from? :D
Well if you have a biscuit factory that just makes mainly plain digestives and not much else, you will need a specific and set of equipment. But if you look at another biscuit factory that likes to do a bit more with its digestives and add on chocolate, and also produces cookies, custard creams and bon-bons you are going to need something more sophisticated equipment wise to cater for all those "genres" of biscuit.

So basically you just pulled it out of thin air. Alright then.

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