Best Buy Pro Controller sale (expired)

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#1 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

Best Buy's Deal of the Day is a Wii U Pro Controller for $24.99. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pro+Controller+for+Nintendo+Wii+U/5764068.p?id=1218692164371&skuId=5764068&st=wii%20u%20pro%20controller&cp=1&lp=3  It's white only but that's a pretty good deal for half off.

#2 Posted by Jaysonguy (37672 posts) -

Considering the flaws in the controller and Walmart discounting it and now Best Buy doing this sale I think we'll see a new version soon

#3 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -
If only it's for the black Wii U Pro Controller as well, otherwise I would of jump for the deal too.
#4 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7478 posts) -

I'm loving my black Pro Controller. I may consider getting this.

#5 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

Considering the flaws in the controller and Walmart discounting it and now Best Buy doing this sale I think we'll see a new version soon

Jaysonguy

 

What flaws?  Other than lack of motion it seems great to me.   I like my black one.

#6 Posted by Jaysonguy (37672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Considering the flaws in the controller and Walmart discounting it and now Best Buy doing this sale I think we'll see a new version soon

AlmightyDerek

 

What flaws?  Other than lack of motion it seems great to me.   I like my black one.

Lacking a headset port

When the controller was released it didn't support most games, now support is coming and I thnk that Nintendo will see that it's hurt by not able to have voice chat while using it.

#7 Posted by nini200 (9817 posts) -
I may jump on this. I always though above $30 for a controller regardless the console is too much. $24.99 is the sweet spot. I have the White WiiU anyway so that will fit right in.

Also I kinda agree with Jaysonguy on an improved version may be coming. Once again, Nintendo dropped the ball on not having a headset jack in the controller nor having built in rumble.
#8 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9036 posts) -

darn it's only for the american best buys. What about us Canadians?

#9 Posted by yokofox33 (29861 posts) -

Darn good price. I might jump on it even though I have the black system.

#10 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7478 posts) -

[QUOTE="AlmightyDerek"]

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Considering the flaws in the controller and Walmart discounting it and now Best Buy doing this sale I think we'll see a new version soon

Jaysonguy

 

What flaws?  Other than lack of motion it seems great to me.   I like my black one.

Lacking a headset port

When the controller was released it didn't support most games, now support is coming and I thnk that Nintendo will see that it's hurt by not able to have voice chat while using it.

Making bluetooth headsets compatible would be a good way to fix the issue. It'd be nice if Nintendo would include that functionality in the next big update. Fat chance, but it's a possibility.

#11 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="AlmightyDerek"]

 

What flaws?  Other than lack of motion it seems great to me.   I like my black one.

YearoftheSnake5

Lacking a headset port

When the controller was released it didn't support most games, now support is coming and I thnk that Nintendo will see that it's hurt by not able to have voice chat while using it.

Making bluetooth headsets compatible would be a good way to fix the issue. It'd be nice if Nintendo would include that functionality in the next big update. Fat chance, but it's a possibility.

Yeah I forgot about the headset port, although I'm not that concerned about it. That's right though. Allowing bluetooth headsets would solve this issue and they are relatively cheap. Nintendo just needs to add it in in a firmware update as the system uses bluetooth anyway.
#12 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

I may jump on this. I always though above $30 for a controller regardless the console is too much. $24.99 is the sweet spot. I have the White WiiU anyway so that will fit right in.

 

Also I kinda agree with Jaysonguy on an improved version may be coming. Once again, Nintendo dropped the ball on not having a headset jack in the controller nor having built in rumble.nini200

It doesn't have a rumble feature!?

#13 Posted by Jakesta7 (2419 posts) -

Thanks TC, picked one up today because of this thread. There are drawbacks to this controller, but can't beat 50% off so I decided to just buy it. I'd rather play Smash Bros., etc. w/ a Pro controller rather than the GamePad. That's just me.

#14 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

[QUOTE="nini200"]I may jump on this. I always though above $30 for a controller regardless the console is too much. $24.99 is the sweet spot. I have the White WiiU anyway so that will fit right in.

 

Also I kinda agree with Jaysonguy on an improved version may be coming. Once again, Nintendo dropped the ball on not having a headset jack in the controller nor having built in rumble.Rod90

It doesn't have a rumble feature!?

It does have rumble. Not sure who said that. It doesn't have motion though which is kind of annoying. I can't play Mario U with it, as I'm too used to shaking the controller.
#16 Posted by nini200 (9817 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rod90"]

[QUOTE="nini200"]I may jump on this. I always though above $30 for a controller regardless the console is too much. $24.99 is the sweet spot. I have the White WiiU anyway so that will fit right in.

 

Also I kinda agree with Jaysonguy on an improved version may be coming. Once again, Nintendo dropped the ball on not having a headset jack in the controller nor having built in rumble.AlmightyDerek

It doesn't have a rumble feature!?

It does have rumble. Not sure who said that. It doesn't have motion though which is kind of annoying. I can't play Mario U with it, as I'm too used to shaking the controller.

My mistake. I was going off one of my friends words (I knew I shouldn't have believed him because he was wrong about another feature on WiiU). It does in fact have Rumble. You have to set it from the Home menu.
#17 Posted by Meinhard1 (6775 posts) -
Aw. Bummer I missed this. Rayman Legends, Tropical Freeze and, of course, Smash Bros would all justify the purchase. All three of these games are better a.) without motion controls b.) with an analog stick and c.) without a nun-chuck set up I mean -- if you're playing single player I think the Gamepad itself is an excellent option, but when you start adding players the necessity for such a controller presents itself.
#18 Posted by SolidTy (43666 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up, I do hope they make a new controller with a headset jack. I remember buying my Wii U launch model and being very disappointed with some of the hardware decisions.

EDIT: Waste of time, this isn't on sale anymore. It was a sale of the day afterall, but I wish the OP would have edited his TOPIC TITLE to something like:

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale - ONE DAY ONLY

or

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale July 16th only

#19 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up, I do hope they make a new controller with a headset jack. I remember buying my Wii U launch model and being very disappointed with some of the hardware decisions.

EDIT: Waste of time, this isn't on sale anymore. It was a sale of the day afterall, but I wish the OP would have edited his TOPIC TITLE to something like:

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale - ONE DAY ONLY

or

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale July 16th only

SolidTy
Yeah I didn't think of that. I also wasn't expecting this to still be on the first page still. I edited the topic. I hope everyone who wanted one got one.
#20 Posted by SolidTy (43666 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidTy"]

Thanks for the heads up, I do hope they make a new controller with a headset jack. I remember buying my Wii U launch model and being very disappointed with some of the hardware decisions.

EDIT: Waste of time, this isn't on sale anymore. It was a sale of the day afterall, but I wish the OP would have edited his TOPIC TITLE to something like:

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale - ONE DAY ONLY

or

Best Buy Pro Controller Sale July 16th only

AlmightyDerek

Yeah I didn't think of that. I also wasn't expecting this to still be on the first page still. I edited the topic. I hope everyone who wanted one got one.

Yeah, I hope they did too...I wanted one for that price. :( Thanks for the update for other would be users. :P