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My first controller experienced stick drift within months of light use. Luckily it was covered under warranty and they sent me a replacement controller relatively quickly, which I truly do appreciate.
However, the replacement controller that I received has an issue out of the box where the right controller stick gets stuck when pushed downwards. It's pretty annoying, and fairly irritating given that I expected more decent build quality for a $50 wired controller when there are much cheaper options out there, especially considering this doesn't even come with vibration functionality, etc.
Maybe there's a genuine issue with build quality or I'm unlucky. Apart from the issues I experienced, the controller is definitely pleasant to use, and a nice improvement over the joycons in docked mode. I guess it's just a matter of praying they send you a decent controller from the get-go. At least their warranty is relatively generous and it's pretty easy to fill out an application form online.
Great controller, unfortunate that I'm running into these issues however :(
I bought this as a substitute for my nephew and liked the look and feel of it so much, I decided to use it myself.
I recently bought animal crossing and decided instead of handheld, I'd just hook it up to my monitor and could freely flick between switch and my PC.
I've gotten very light use out of the controller, I'd say maybe 50 hours of gameplay and the left stock's drift is unbelievable. I push it left and my character goes right o.O I thought maybe it's just a calibration issue, so I go to calibrate the sticks and it does in fact show pushing the stick to the left causes it to go right, yet pushing it to the right is perfectly normal.
I like the look of this controller and the feel since I have considerably large hands. But 50 hours of gameplay is ludicrous. If it was a years of gameplay I'd understand but not light, casual playing for 30-50 mins not even daily. Its left me disappointed because I was initially pleased with the investment.
At its price point, this controller is an easy purchase. Not officially made by Nintendo, so the quality is not as polished as you could expect from a 1st party peripheral. in the hands, the fit is comfortable, very similar to the original Xbox 360 in size and shape, but has a distinct lack of weightiness to it.
The thumbsticks appear to be its least hardwearing feature, made with a cheap rubber and lacking a dog nose texture that would be expected. It feels like prolonged use will wear the rubber out and it would become slippy. The quality of the designs printed onto the controller is very good, no issues on the designs, they are well coloured and a great addition.
There is no motion control, and no amiibo functionality, these functions are exclusive to the official Nintendo Pro Controller.
Looking at the finish on the surface, the print, and indeed the entire plastic body is a smooth matte texture, not glossy like a PS4 controller.
The face buttons are pretty standard, there is no real weight to them, a light press will fully activate them all. It's worth noting none of the buttons have a premium feel to them. The D-Pad is full smooth gloss in comparison to all other buttons being a matte texture.
Included with the pad is a ludicrously long 8 foot USB 2.0 to USB Micro B cable that can only be used with the Switch in its dock via one of the USB ports. The shape of the cable that terminates into the controller is shaped in such a way that only that specific cable can be used for that controller, even though the cable itself is a standard format (most Android, Amazon tables use this same cable to charge etc).
My final thoughts are that its a good controller for light, casual use for the average Switch users, the addition of a variety of designs offer some great customisation and personalisation.
I mark it down for its lightweight feel, and lackluster thumbsticks. With additional marks removed due to its restriction on using only one specific cable for the controller. (For me personally, my Switch is about 2 feet away from my Monitor, and my chair, so I would rather just use a much smaller cable, and not have the extra 6ft being run over my chairs wheels all the time.
Habe den Controller im Mai bestellt, war dann für die wenigen Male, die ich die Switch verwende, mein Hauptcontroller. Ich spiele sehr selten mit dem Kind oder den Kumpels etwas Mario Kart oder Smash Bros. Meine Geräte werden immer sehr pfleglich behandelt. Dennoch funktioniert nun nach ca. 2 Monaten der linke Analog-Stick nicht mehr richtig. Er zittert, in Smash z.B. kann ich die Map nicht mehr richtig auswählen, weil der Zeige die ganze Zeit nach rechts läuft. Offensichtlich gibt es auch keine Möglichkeit auf Reparatur oder Ersatz - habe ich in meinem Bestellungen-Fenster nicht gefunden. Controller an sich ist toll, aber wenn er nach 2 Monaten moderaten Gebrauch schon spinnt, kann man hier nicht von Qualität sprechen. Edit: sogenanntes "Drifting" ist der Fehler des linken Analog-Sticks. Nach 2 Monaten sollte das noch nicht vorkommen.
C'est un très beau produit mai seulement si vous rencontrer un problème avec la manette alors là... Bonne chance à vous car ne comptez surtout pas sur le service après vente PowerA qui sont vraiment ABOMINABLE ! et encore, je pèse mes mots :)
En synthèse, Très beau et très bon produit quand il marche, En revanche, Vous allez vous retrouver dans la panade si vous rencontrer un soucis avec la manette.
Exactly as my title says, instantly satisfying and makes the prospect of using the joy cons together a real struggle to think about. this is a great little controller. Sure, it's not the quality of the pro controller or the PS4 or Xbox controllers, but these controllers work and are really rugged. Have been dropped (kids) and they work perfectly. I have the Yoshi and the Donkey Kong variants. Both look attractive.
Looks great & is comfortable. Not bad for the price but a good chance the joystick will go. Like others my left has a mind of its on. I would recommend like others have mentioned to go for a slighty higher quality version
Bought and didn't use for a few months, when I finally got round to using it, I found the analog stick would input left or right without being moved. The controller is already unusable despite me not even using it before and now I can't even return it. Let this be a cautionary tale to anyone considering this controller, it's poorly made just like people are saying. Definitely not worth buying