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User Info: G-Ziss

G-Ziss
1 month ago#1
I want to get a regular controller for my Switch, but I don't know if I should get the official Pro controller by Nintendo or get the much less expensive one made by PowerA.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-pro-wireless-controller-for-nintendo-switch/5748618.p?skuId=5748618

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/powera-controller-for-nintendo-switch-matte-black/6323649.p?skuId=6323649

Does PowerA make reliable products? They seem to have good overall scores on bestbuy.com with a few negative reviews, but so does the official Pro controller.

User Info: Devan2230

Devan2230
1 month ago#2
I use a PowerA GC controller for Smash and at first I didn’t like it but it started growing on me after breaking it in. It doesn’t feel quite like Nintendo standard but it’s decent for what it’s worth. I know this isn’t the exact controller you mentioned, but it’s the closest I had as reference. Lol.

As far as the Pro goes, I own that as well and I honestly use it all the time for anything that isn’t Pokémon LG or Smash. It’s so much better and comfortable than the joycons and that stupid controller thing you get. That thing makes my hands hurt after a while. My only thing with the Pro is it’s price point and I’ve heard some people saying the d-pad is kinda trash.

Don’t know if I helped or not, but here’s my two cents OP.
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ai123
1 month ago#3
I've got both, and while the Pro is definitely nicer, with a more quality feel, the Power-A is an excellent controller for the price, and would be a fine choice if you wanted to save some money.
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User Info: BenjaMan64

BenjaMan64
1 month ago#4
Power A works well, but it doesn't have rumble, amiibo scanner or motion controls. That may hamper your experience in some games, such as in some Breath of the Wild shrines, where motion controls are required, or when in Super Mario Odyssey you locate Power Moons with the rumble.
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User Info: ELY_M

ELY_M
1 month ago#5
No amiibo support in powerA or 3rd party controllers.

if you use amiibos. go for Pro controller.

I get pro controller and I am very happy with it.
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User Info: Thrasher7170

Thrasher7170
1 month ago#6
BenjaMan64 posted...
Power A works well, but it doesn't have rumble, amiibo scanner or motion controls. That may hamper your experience in some games, such as in some Breath of the Wild shrines, where motion controls are required, or when in Super Mario Odyssey you locate Power Moons with the rumble.

The Power a wireless has motion controls.
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ZodiacSoldier
1 month ago#7
Thrasher7170 posted...
BenjaMan64 posted...
Power A works well, but it doesn't have rumble, amiibo scanner or motion controls. That may hamper your experience in some games, such as in some Breath of the Wild shrines, where motion controls are required, or when in Super Mario Odyssey you locate Power Moons with the rumble.

The Power a wireless has motion controls.


I think he was referring to the $20 one the TC linked in his original post.

The one that supports motion controls cost like $40 to $50.
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Thrasher7170
1 month ago#8
ZodiacSoldier posted...
Thrasher7170 posted...
BenjaMan64 posted...
Power A works well, but it doesn't have rumble, amiibo scanner or motion controls. That may hamper your experience in some games, such as in some Breath of the Wild shrines, where motion controls are required, or when in Super Mario Odyssey you locate Power Moons with the rumble.

The Power a wireless has motion controls.


I think he was referring to the $20 one the TC linked in his original post.

The one that supports motion controls cost like $40 to $50.

Fair. I assumed TC was comparing wireless controllers.
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n00bsaib0t
1 month ago#9
ELY_M posted...
No amiibo support in powerA or 3rd party controllers.

if you use amiibos. go for Pro controller.

I get pro controller and I am very happy with it.

Your console came with joycons. Those have NFC support for joycons. You don't really need more than that. It's like saying not to buy a WiiU official Pro controller because it doesn't have NFC, so you only use the Game Pad. The Pro controller isn't very good by default because of it's trash tier d-pad that misfires other directions when you press it. You have to mod it. A lot of people don't want to or don't know how. It's too expensive for the work you have to put into it.
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User Info: G-Ziss

G-Ziss
1 month ago#10
So is there a PowerA controller that has motion controls and can be connected with a USB cable if I want to?
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