Forums

Topic: Do you recommend buying a Wii U Pro controller now?

Posts 21 to 30 of 30

Octane

@smm1 Please don't multi-post, you can edit your posts to include more replies.

Octane

McGruber

@smm1 The ones on Gearbest are cheap feeling, but work very well for the price you pay. I think you can get one of those in black or white for like $15 shipped. They also have Wii remotes, which might be getting supported in a Switch update from what recent interviews suggest. The Wii remote I got from them is near identical to a Wii motion plus and works really well. There's also plenty of reviews on there as well. Keep in mind it will take forever if you choose the free shipping option.

McGruber

Nintendo Network ID: McGruber

Atariboy

smm1 wrote:

@GoneFishin

Where on Walmart is this listed? I just checked and they are selling for $45.

It's in-store.

I visited three different stores and all the clearance prices on Wii U accessories were the same. $30 1st party Wii remotes and $15 nunchuks are two other prices I remember and took advantage of, but all Wii U accessories like the officially licensed wireless sensor bars and the PDP GameCube style gamepads were on clearance as well.

I posted about it at a few different places and two other individuals so far have reported seeing the same prices after checking for themselves for some deals, with nobody reporting otherwise. So it's perhaps YMMV, but it sure looks nationwide to me when multiple people in other states checked after seeing my report, and saw the same price drops I did at three local stores.

No clearance prices on games yet (As of about 5 days ago, that is), but I'm hopeful. Still have my eyes on Super Mario Maker, Captain Toad, Star Fox, and Paper Mario. With Breath of the Wild already preordered, they're the last expensive Wii U games on my want list that can't be easily had new or used for $20 or less, so I'd love to see the prices be slashed for these.

Edited on by Atariboy

Atariboy

Atariboy

Games on clearance on their website now, for local site to store only.

Got them to price match the Amiibo editions of Captain Toad and Yoshi's Woolly World in-store here, for $19.96 each. MSRP is $40 for both and Mario Party 10 is also reduced as well.

$60 games are dropping, too. Super Mario Maker is $52 now, for instance.

Atariboy

shani

@smm1 Just to give a simple answer to your question: Yes, I would recommend buying a Wii U pro Controller anytime. It's just one of the best controllers ever made - and I also have a Steam Controller and 4 Xbox 360 Controllers connected to my PC.
For longer sessions, I found the weight of the Wii U Gamepad to be a strain on my wrists, so for any game that doesn't utilize the second screen, I use the Pro Controller.
You can also use it with a PC, just need to install a different Bluetooth driver for that.
Yes, it doesn't have analogue triggers, but unless you're playing a racing game, it doesn't make a difference. For me, the quality of the buttons (especially the d-pad!) are hands-down the best in any controller that was released in recent years.

If you can get it for a decent price - I paid 42 including shipping for mine - I would definitely recommend it.

My GOTY? Legend Of Zelda: Splat of the child. Ah no, I meant LoZ: Breath of the SPLATOOOON!

NLInklings Discord server | My Youtube channel

Switch Friend Code: SW-3298-8343-1900 | Nintendo Network ID: shani_ace | Twitter:

shadow-wolf

@Octane

Sorry about that, I'll remember to do that in the future, thanks for letting me know!

@shani What about the lack of motion controls? That's the biggest deterrent for me from buying one, other than how few games actually support the Pro controller.
@GoneFishin Oh okay I guess I'll call stores and see what they have. Thanks for letting me know! The official Wii U Pro controller is $25 in some places??

shadow-wolf

Atariboy

Yes, it's down to $25 at some locations.

Why not just go to the Brickseek link that I posted, and enter your zip code? It will show the stock status near you and what it's priced at.

Edited on by Atariboy

Atariboy

shani

@shadow-wolf Well you still have the Gamepad for motion controls. But for any game that doesn#t need motion controls or the second screen (or for multiplayer games), the Pro Controller always is my first choice.
Although I wouldn't say there are few games that support the Pro Controller - in fact, most titles that I played did support it.

My GOTY? Legend Of Zelda: Splat of the child. Ah no, I meant LoZ: Breath of the SPLATOOOON!

NLInklings Discord server | My Youtube channel

Switch Friend Code: SW-3298-8343-1900 | Nintendo Network ID: shani_ace | Twitter:

shadow-wolf

@shani Yeah that's true, I'll keep that in mind, thanks!
@GoneFishin I actually called a nearby Walmart and found out they have one Pro controller left at $25. Thanks so much for letting me know! Although now that I've heard how useful motion controls can be for Breath of the Wild, I'm doubting whether it's worth even buying (considering I've been fine using the GamePad for almost every other game)

shadow-wolf

Top

Please login or sign up to reply to this topic