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Is Power A in general kinda trash/suspect quality?
I grabbed a wired mario controller and it worked great for about 10 hours before it stopped being recognized at all by my switch. It looked and felt great when it worked, but crapping out after 10 hours is pretty bad.
Yes - Wired controller setting is turned on.
Yes - micro usb is pushed in all the way.
Yes - Micro usb cord is not faulty - tested on other devices.
Idk - its the first third party controller ive purchased in a long time. Probably my last as well.
Mario Kart is a must have, especially if you never played the Wii U version. I can also recommend Mario Odyssey and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
Instead of extra joy cons which are quite expensive, you could get some of the 3rd party pro style controllers. I have this one which I've found to be nice to have for multiplayer when friends are visiting.
PowerA Wired Controller Plus - Super Mario - Nintendo Switch, Red [link]
This was one of my options. It’s wired but if I get wired I can afford two. Wireless would only afford me one.
I bought the PowerA wired controller and it's been working great for me. Much cheaper than an actual pro controller, plus the fact that it's wired AND has no turbo function (which is harder to find than I expected) means that it should never run into any rules issues at big tournaments.
EDIT: It seems like there are a decent amount of people having issues with this controller judging from reviews; anecdotally I've had mine for approx 8 months and haven't had any though. Cheap enough that if it does get issues eventually I won't feel too bad though!
Just to let you know you can get some officially licensed wired Pro Controllers made by PowerA for around 20 dollars albeit the controllers don't have Rumble, Motion Controls or Amiibo Support.
Edit: Here is a link to where you can buy them.
Hmm, wait, I just checked on the Nintendo store.
There wasn't a listing for a wired Pro controller, but it did have one for the Wired Controller Plus.
Was that what you meant?
Well actually, only one of the four face buttons does not do an action, which is why they can't be remapped.
I'll throw in my suggestion to just buy this controller for $25. Its a lot more fun if you are playing on TV mode than playing with one joy con: [link]
If your hands are big or don't feel comfortable with the Joy-Cons currently, I would recommend purchasing a Pro Controller or an equivalent of it for cheaper. If you plan on purchasing a pro controller and you don't want to buy an official Nintendo branded controller, than you can purchase a wired controller by BD&A. Keep in mind though, this controller doesn't have Amiibo functionality and doesn't allow for motion controls. However, for the games you listed, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, you won't need either of the previous functions.
BD&A Wired Controller Plus - Super Mario - Nintendo Switch
So I got a wired 3rd party controller for my Switch for Christmas: [link]. It works great on my Switch, but since it's a USB controller I was wondering if I could get it to work with Steam. I'm able to configure it in Big Picture mode and can use it to navigate there, but it doesn't look like it's recognized by games (I tested it with Shovel Knight and Stardew Valley, making sure that controllers are enabled). Is there something specific I need to do for setup to make this work? It's also worth noting that I was able to configure it and get it to work with my Dolphin Emulator, so I know that it's at least recognized by Windows. I'd appreciate any and all help. Merry Christmas!
There may be a few updates, I wouldn't worry about it though. Nintendo is super good with keeping them at the minimum
You may get some mixed answers for this one. I'd say yes because the switch screen is plastic. While plastic screens cannot crack, they scratch a lot easier.
The switch has lots of great multiplayer games. If your son plans to have friends play games with them, I'd get one of these wired controllers so he has an extra controller
great info! thank you. I will definetly consider it then. if I have the money I might get it.
Im saving up for some controllers. I like this ones:
good price, nice build, officialy supported by N and you can play wired if you wanna go more pro and avoid lag
That's the one. Admittedly more now but at christmas I got a few. I think they're official, they feel really good.
do you happen to have a link to that?
i wonder if you're mistaking it for the pro-controller-like model from PowerA: [link]
Hey fellow Canadian! I bought the PowerA wired controllers when I went on vacation in Florida last year. I have a pro controller, but I tend to use the PowerA controller more for some reason. The only thing that it doesn't have is gyro, but honestly I don't use it so it didn't effect me at all.
I have two of the controllers, one yoshi and one mario, bought for $24 American. You can find one of the Mario Controllers and one of the BOTW Controllers here. I really suggest it.
I know PDP makes controllers that are sold at walmart with removable face plates, I personally haven't tried them but its something to consider!
A wired control such as this one would give you a third player, cost less and have potential other uses, ie player 2 in Fire Emblem Warriors needs a full second controller.
You can buy a wired Switch controller for less than $30 and before you say anything about wireless remember you have to buy a wireless dongle to get 360 pads to work wireless on PC.
Has anyone tried the nintendo switch wired pro controllers? are they good quality compared to the wireless one?
ones like this