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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller $59.99 Delivered @ Amazon AU (New Users)

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NOTE: The original price was $79.99 in April, then increased to $89 $87.99 early May and now lowered back to $79.99

A wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch console
Deisgned to be held confortably for longer periods and perfect for games that use the console's TV mode or tabletop mode.

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Thanks to smiley-k for the code. If you haven’t made a purchase with your Amazon account yet, then there’s no need to make another one as the code will work.

For new amazon users only.

Original AMAZON20 deal - extended to 30th June 2018

PS: Expedited Delivery is the default option at checkout, which cost $5.99. Make sure to change it to "FREE Delivery"

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    Is this compatible for wii-U?

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    Damn… I've never used Amazon Australia but the code won't apply…

    • +5 votes

      Register a new email

      • +4 votes

        Can confirm this works. It was also advised to me by an Amazon AU representative after I said I wasn't aware of the code and wouldn't have purchased otherwise.

        He then apologised for my mistake and applied a $10 credit to my account and said to "get my wife to register an account".

      • +1 vote

        Done. I tried to price match at EB and JB first. Their loss.

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    It worked, even though I have purchased items from Amazon USA before using the same account. This is my first purchase from Amazon AU though.

    Thanks for the heads up. There is a small percentage of complaints about this controller, but I'll take the risk and see how it goes.

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      what complaints?

      is this the newer model with the fix?

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        I think people complain about the d-pad placement and the weak rumble? Personally I think its brilliant, its nice and hefty and the battery life is fantastic.

        • +2 votes

          It's the D-Pad quality vs the Wii U Pro

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          What sort of games is this controller is most suitable for or targeted for?

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          For the d-pad, I've done a bit of a modification to mine, with the membrane inside. It seems to recognise my presses more accurately now.

          Never had any issues with the HD Rumble.

        • +1 vote

          @pinkybrain: It works brilliantly with any that work well with two Joycons, so Mario Kart, BOTW, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and almost everything else.

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          @BradleyDS2:

          so the joy cons aren't as comfortable as this controller?

          I read that this controller is better for single player games.

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          @pinkybrain: I have 10 joycons (neon of everything, then got a second Switch) but always use the Pro controller because it's a lot more comfortable.

          Even in multiplayer I prefer it, and if I'm playing Mario Kart and there's only one pro controller everyone wants it.

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          @BradleyDS2:

          thanks for the info

          are you getting another controller?

          So we can use these on a PC as a PC controller as well?

          And it comes a USB that connects it via bluetooth?

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          @pinkybrain: Considering a Splatoon pro controller, but hard to justify with how many controllers I have.

          You can use them as a PC controller for steam games, other games might require a bit of additional setup but most games are sold through steam now anyway.

          The controller supports Bluetooth (that's how it connects with the Switch as well) but you can also connect it with a Type-C USB cable. It should come with a cable.

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          @BradleyDS2:
          yeah I just saw some video.

          that usb cable is for charging it.

          USB C goes to controller, and usb to the switch or PC.

          This could be a good PC controller as well.

          I am using PS3 controller on my PC, that feels pretty good to hold and play.

          Do you have a PS3 controller to compare the two.
          Does it feel and play as good as a PS3?
          And how is the rumble etc..

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          @pinkybrain: I'm afraid I don't have a PS3 controller to compare.

          I do have an XBone controller though, from the $220 XBone S deal though, and would say they're about as good as each other. The XBOne controller feels a bit heavier and thicker and also has a headphone jack you can use when using the wireless USB adapter, but other than that they're pretty similar.

          If you plan to get a Switch in the future anyway, this is a good deal since you can use the controller on it in the future.

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          @pinkybrain:

          so the joy cons aren't as comfortable as this controller?

          The joycons on their own are not comfortable at all. But you can use the "dog head" grip which gives it a little bit of ergonomicism, though the Pro controller is still better. If you want a real d-pad, it's your only option.

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          @pinkybrain:

          I prefer the pro controller but I grew up on nintendo instead of playstation. Note this controller's battery lasts for about 40 hours which is pretty damn good. I am not sure how long the ps3 controller lasts for

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    It sucks that we can't use the Wii U pro controllers on Switch. I've got 2 of those sitting around gathering dust.

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    Just bought this for 87.99 a couple of days ago :(. Does anyone know i could get a refund of the difference?

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      Do you have price protection on your credit card?

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        Even if there is… The price protection on my credit card is only for price differences > $200, I think.

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          Mine is for anything over $1. Maybe even less, just have never been bothered doing less.

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      I tried to get Amazon USA to give me a partial refund for an item that they reduced a few days after my purchase.
      They said they don't do it and that the only workaround would be to return the item and then buy it again.

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    excellent deal, just used it, thanks

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    Does this work on a PC using CEMU?

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    this or joy-con?

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      This. The Pro Controller is fantastic!

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      Depends on what you're using them for.

      If you play a lot of single player games, then definitely this

      If you play a lot of multi-player games (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, etc), then the Joy-Con would count as two extra controller.

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    Thats seriously cheap for a nintendo switch controller!

  • -1 vote

    5% bonus cash back from cashrewards too

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    EB games has it for $47
    https://ebgames.com.au/nintendo-switch-234834-Nintendo-Switc...
    Aren't the 2 the same things? please advise.

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    i'm guessing that 90% of people here didn't buy a Wii U. Why not?

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      I bought one. Quite disappointed compared to the Wii.

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      WARNING: Long answer incoming.

      I got one. But why others didn't? Many reasons.

      • underpowered
      • lack of 3rd party support as a result
      • overpriced
      • never got an official price cut in spite of its dismal failure
      • expensive yet product felt cheaply made
      • design is questionable (more on that below)
      • Nintendo's market abandoned them
      • Wii audience did not understand the Wii U, thanks to poor marketing

      The Wii was a smash hit and drew in a new audience. This audience however wasn't the kind that bought a lot of games, and could not be relied on to carry Nintendo through its next console. Many were content with just Wii Sports, playing it occasionally every now and then and putting it away. This audience left them when the Wii U released. Some thought Wii U was just another peripheral for the Wii.

      Wii U's design was a big departure from the Wii, despite carrying the Wii name. Nintendo assumed by keeping Wii in the name, every Wii owner would see it as a successor and want one. But the Wii was simple to understand even for dummies (which a large chunk of the new audience was). You replicate real motions like bowling or swinging a raquet with a wiimote in your hand. The Wii U was more of a traditional console. You had lots of buttons and two sticks plus a touch screen. Grandma would not understand how to play games on this. She understands swinging a racquet though. Wii U was made for the core gamer, but they weren't interested due to lack of third party support.

      The tablet made it expensive and hard to cut the price. So you got a weak CPU for the money you pay.

      The concept was, they bring the DS/3DS dual screen experience with bottom screen being a touch screen, to your TV. That concept made sense on a handheld where the two screens were next to each other. For a console, that is bad. You have to look down to see your second screen. That's not a good idea if it's a fast paced action game. You don't want to take your eyes off the TV.

      Second problem is that it was designed to be possible to play without the TV. You can play on the tablet like a handheld. This means games can't really take advantage of dual screen because it needs to be playable on one screen. Same way the Switch's games can't take advantage of the touch screen, because it needs to be playable docked. Wii U's ability to play without the TV is a solution in search of a problem. I don't know of any gamer who says, gee I wish I could play my console right now but mum is watching the news so I can't. Or hey I want to watch sports but little Johnny is playing his console. If only we had another TV in the house.

      Most people I know have more than one TV. I have 4 TVs in my house and only 3 people living in it. And I had to throw out a TV every time I got a new one. If I didn't do that I'd have more than 10 TVs. The last TV I purchased was only a few months ago.

      I can only see this feature being useful if you're a family living in an apartment, or a small house. In Japan that might be a thing. But Japan is not relevant in the console sales space. You can't design a console around Japan's needs. They aren't big enough into consoles to be anyone's bread and butter.

      Nintendo have lost a lot of customers. Even if the Switch does gangbusters, at Nintendo's peak they had 150 million DS owners and 100 million Wii owners. The Switch replaces both their handheld and console. The total number of Switch owners when all is said and done will not rival the 250 million combined sales of the Wii and DS. If you go from two pillars to only one, the sales of the one needs to outsell the two products combined in order for it to be a success. I can't see the Switch selling 250 million units. I can't even see them selling the combined sales of the Wii U and 3DS. People are calling the Switch a success but not looking at it in context. It's done well but not well enough to replace two devices. They will be selling less hardware, and by extension, less software. The customers Nintendo lost have either moved on to other devices, or are happy with their Wii still.

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    Thanks for this. Great offer.
    Just bought one and got the 20% discount.
    I can confirm that you can get the discount even if (like me) you have bought thousands of dollars from Amazon US.

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