Nintendo Switch Wired Controller - Zelda version - £15 Tesco in-store - Yate
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Nintendo Switch Wired Controller - Zelda version - £15 Tesco in-store - Yate

£15£29.9950%Tesco Direct Deals
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LocalFound 4th MayEdited by:"EstorilBlue"
Wired Nintendo Switch Controller with Zelda styling found for £15 at Tesco In Yate, Bristol today. £29.99 on Amazon! Mario version not reduced.
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It's worth noting that its still £30 on the Tesco website.

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Good find @EstorilBlue , it's a nice looking controller.
Was this on a yellow sticker, or scanned on normal barcodes?
Good deal.
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Small white tab on the end of the hanger with a yellow top stating " Half Price £15". I bought one and I think there was at least another 3 maybe more on the rack. I have a picture of it along with receipt, not sure how to upload to HDUK though?

They also had the Splatoon hybrid Switch case for £10 from £20 which was a pretty good price if its of interest?
20 in the one at lakeside
Bargain - especially if you are buying street fighter collection and don’t fancy hammering your joy cons or deluxe controller
I actually thought you could connect these directly to the console but it only connects to the dock.
Would happily get this just to leave plugged into dock, though does anyone know if you can use a usb hub on the switch or switch dock? Cause I have my Ethernet adaptor on at the moment xx
niceroundpound3 h, 22 m ago

Good find @EstorilBlue , it's a nice looking controller.


Yeah, as a zelda fan, I love the way this looks too. Pity the controller itself is terrible. (the removable thumbsticks are what spoils this for gameplay). So physically not a great design. I originally avoided it for this reason, but the part of me that just loves the way it looks because of the zelda theme is actually tempted to get it anyway now that I've seen this deal. (wouldn't have paid full price for it, being as I'm not going to use it) but for 15 quid, it's hard to argue.
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Managed to upload my photo!

After removing mine, there were 2 on the rack and 1 or 2 on the bottom of the shelf.
Found one in Norwich Blue Boar Lane. They have another available.
Eleftheria.Ellinakis21 h, 7 m ago

Yeah, as a zelda fan, I love the way this looks too. Pity the controller …Yeah, as a zelda fan, I love the way this looks too. Pity the controller itself is terrible. (the removable thumbsticks are what spoils this for gameplay). So physically not a great design. I originally avoided it for this reason, but the part of me that just loves the way it looks because of the zelda theme is actually tempted to get it anyway now that I've seen this deal. (wouldn't have paid full price for it, being as I'm not going to use it) but for 15 quid, it's hard to argue.

Are these controllers really that bad? I've just bought one from my local Tesco for £15.00 & I don't know whether I should just return it.

Do the removable thumbsticks make that much difference to the feel of the controller? Or do the thumbsticks actually come out of the controller during gameplay
Edited by: "Page50" 5th May
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Page5019 h, 30 m ago

Are these controllers really that bad? I've just bought one from my local …Are these controllers really that bad? I've just bought one from my local Tesco for £15.00 & I don't know whether I should just return it. Do the removable thumbsticks make that much difference to the feel of the controller? Or do the thumbsticks actually come out of the controller during gameplay


For £15 its a great product and I don't believe they have ever been this cheap before. Open and enjoy!
Page505th May

Are these controllers really that bad? I've just bought one from my local …Are these controllers really that bad? I've just bought one from my local Tesco for £15.00 & I don't know whether I should just return it. Do the removable thumbsticks make that much difference to the feel of the controller? Or do the thumbsticks actually come out of the controller during gameplay


No, fortunately they don't 'usually' come out during play. They're just really inferior quality thumb-sticks in terms of precision control. The idea of the removable bits was to be able to swap sizes, etc. (which, while sounds like a good concept in theory, doesn't actually work that well in practice). Hori did a wired pro controller that did the same thing, and that was horrible to use for the same reasons. However, do bear in mind that this one isn't made by Hori, it's made by PowerA. (So there is a remote chance that while they both use the same sort of removable thumbstick mechanism, you never know, the PowerA ones might turn out to be better quality). But I honestly cannot say for sure, as I have only ever tried the Hori ones, and was so put off by those that I thought twice about these PowerA ones when I saw that they had the same sort of removable thumbstick mechanism).

But if you have ordered these already, would you let me know on here afterwards when you actually try them?

(would be great to finally know this for sure)

Many thanks in advance.
Managed to grab one from Colchester Highwoods yesterday none on shelf but they had stock showing, lady said there were a few in the warehouse.

It's a decent pad for £15, you'd have to be doing something pretty bizarre for the thumb sticks to come off while playing they snap on nice and snug.
ThatsNoMoon20 h, 13 m ago

Managed to grab one from Colchester Highwoods yesterday none on shelf but …Managed to grab one from Colchester Highwoods yesterday none on shelf but they had stock showing, lady said there were a few in the warehouse.It's a decent pad for £15, you'd have to be doing something pretty bizarre for the thumb sticks to come off while playing they snap on nice and snug.


Cool! Thanks for the info on this, clarifying that the detachable thumbtacks weren't as lame as how Hori did it !
That's very useful to know! Thankyou! (Might really have to get one now!)
What's the directional precision like when playing a game with one of these?
Eleftheria.Ellinakis12 m ago

Cool! Thanks for the info on this, clarifying that the detachable …Cool! Thanks for the info on this, clarifying that the detachable thumbtacks weren't as lame as how Hori did it ! That's very useful to know! Thankyou! (Might really have to get one now!) What's the directional precision like when playing a game with one of these?


No worries, so far I've only used it for Mario Kart and Rayman but i wouldn't say it was any worse than the joy cons either solo or connected to the grip.
ThatsNoMoon8th May

No worries, so far I've only used it for Mario Kart and Rayman but i …No worries, so far I've only used it for Mario Kart and Rayman but i wouldn't say it was any worse than the joy cons either solo or connected to the grip.


Good to know! It's probably totally fine then. What about the gold "+" shaped D-Pad? Is that one reliable aswell?
Eleftheria.Ellinakis5 m ago

Good to know! It's probably totally fine then. What about the gold "+" …Good to know! It's probably totally fine then. What about the gold "+" shaped D-Pad? Is that one reliable aswell?


The d pad looks too raised and like it should be loose but seems fine you could 100% bash out a few hadoukens with it.
ThatsNoMoon9th May

The d pad looks too raised and like it should be loose but seems fine you …The d pad looks too raised and like it should be loose but seems fine you could 100% bash out a few hadoukens with it.


heheheh. Shooooryuken!! Used to love that game! Didn't actually buy the switch version of streetfighter though (as I think it was too overpriced for what you were actually getting. I think they spoiled the voices of the characters on it! (I much prefer the originals from the original street fighter II).Thanks for all the info about the controller buttons though. (The way I had originally perceived the d-pad is that it might be a bit wobblier than I would have liked, as the times I actually use the d-pad instead of the thumbsticks is when I want to guarantee a true up, as true left, true down, etc, rather than accidentally hitting a diagonal). So I do like how joy-cons have their d-pads as four individual buttons, as it works really well for the purpose of isolating specific directions like that).

But it's a good point about games like streetfighter where being able to roll around the d-pad buttons for doing things like hadokens is actually necessary. That's actually a really good use for a gamepad like this. (I can imagine them being more fiddly to do with the thumbsticks). Can you set the button configuration for whatever you want on the switch edition of streetfighter, or are those buttons set?
Edited by: "Eleftheria.Ellinakis" 11th May
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