Most overpriced gaming accessories or peripherals in gaming history ?

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#1 Posted by doobie1975 (2806 posts) -

In you long gaming history which are the most expensive overpriced hardware accessories

for me

360 Hard Drives

Sony and nintendo Memory cards

and the PS2 vertical stand

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#2 Posted by Diviniuz (6460 posts) -

Hands down the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter @ 100 dollars, it was borderline upsetting, I straight ran a long Ethernet cord instead

Move and Kinect prices are annoying, but I don't intend to buy them (at least anytime soon)

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#3 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -
360 WLAN Adapter.
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#4 Posted by monson21502 (8228 posts) -

i was gonna buy a neo geo system back in the day for 600 bucks. but i seen the games were200-300 each and controllers were 250 each:shock:

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#5 Posted by ArchoNils2 (9751 posts) -

This gen obviously x360 HDs and WLAN Adapter

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#6 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

This gen obviously x360 HDs and WLAN Adapter

ArchoNils2
This.
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#7 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
I seem to remember there being a PC racing wheel that cost about $1800
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#8 Posted by locopatho (23176 posts) -
360 accessoires. Memory cards and multitaps for PS2.
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#9 Posted by monson21502 (8228 posts) -
I seem to remember there being a PC racing wheel that cost about $1800markop2003
ouch
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#10 Posted by xXDrPainXx (4001 posts) -

The VRX 4 Racing Simulator at a whopping 25,000 bucks. Granted it comes with a lot of crap but I'm sure if someone where to hand build this thing it would cost way under 25,000.

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#11 Posted by jakeman55667799 (46 posts) -

The wireless adapter is extremely overpriced considering it requires not only the adapter itself but also a router. I also found the price for the wireless xbox headset to be way too expensive for such a low quality item.

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#12 Posted by mr_poodles123 (1661 posts) -

The wireless adapter is extremely overpriced considering it requires not only the adapter itself but also a router. I also found the price for the wireless xbox headset to be way too expensive for such a low quality item.

jakeman55667799
These. Especially the wireless mic, you might as well just get a turtle x11.
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#13 Posted by great1991 (135 posts) -

PS2/3 Controllers

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#14 Posted by Sp4rtan_3 (3495 posts) -
Well M$ automatically wins this thread :lol: Wifi adapted for 100 bucks ? Kinect for 150 :lol: ? Now XBL is 60$$ :lol: M$ is the KING of milking people this generation.
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#15 Posted by Aboogie5 (1118 posts) -

PS2/3 Controllers

great1991

funny. I have to go with m$ hard drives and the stupid wifi adapter. Glad the slims come with wifi now .

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#16 Posted by tommyas (2595 posts) -

Werent there 16gb flash disks with MS and Xbox logo on it, for 65 bucks or so?

Also PS2 Memory cards were overpriced.

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#17 Posted by Skittles_McGee (9136 posts) -
360 Hard drives and the wifi adapter. The hard drive's are worse though, because there's really no way around using them. Like Halo 3, doesn't seem to care that I have two 16GB flash drives, more than enough space for any films Halo 3 would ever have. But I can't save them, I need a hard drive. 4GB of internal memory isn't enough? For films? 32GB isn't enough? I mean for wireless, you could buy a wireless bridge. Still not cheap, by any means, but its an alternative.
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#18 Posted by WhenCicadasCry (2727 posts) -

Honestly, is the HD-DVD format even supported anymore?

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#19 Posted by mayceV (4633 posts) -
MS prices thier HDD's according to market price of gold- or atleast that's how it feels. other than that is the Wi- Fi, thank god MS put it standard on the new 360's. OH Just realize it. MS Xbox USB's /end thread. good God 70$ for a 16Gb USB?
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#20 Posted by HavocV3 (8062 posts) -

MS prices thier HDD's according to market price of gold- or atleast that's how it feels. other than that is the Wi- Fi, thank god MS put it standard on the new 360's. OH Just realize it. MS Xbox USB's /end thread. good God 70$ for a 16Gb USB? mayceV

actually, there're priced exactly the same as the SanDisk USB counterpart without the Xbox name brand. I was at Best Buy 2 weeks ago and noticed they were the same.

their Wifi would be the worst. but I built myself a ethernet cable for $2, I doubt I could play online without lagging out on Wifi anyway.:P

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#21 Posted by HavocV3 (8062 posts) -

360 Hard drives and the wifi adapter. The hard drive's are worse though, because there's really no way around using them. Like Halo 3, doesn't seem to care that I have two 16GB flash drives, more than enough space for any films Halo 3 would ever have. But I can't save them, I need a hard drive. 4GB of internal memory isn't enough? For films? 32GB isn't enough? I mean for wireless, you could buy a wireless bridge. Still not cheap, by any means, but its an alternative.Skittles_McGee

yeah, there's ways around with the wireless bridge as well as the HDD.

I still say the wifi is priced worse. you can't find ANYTHING comparable. I know the exact Western Digital model they use in their HDD, and current prices in comparison aren't TOO bad.

but there is absolutely nothing with as much of a gap as the Wifi adapter.

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#22 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -

turtle beach headsets purely cause i do not see the whole hype round em.Thats just me tho.

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#23 Posted by Riverwolf007 (26023 posts) -

In you long gaming history which are the most expensive overpriced hardware accessories

for me

360 Hard Drives

Sony and nintendo Memory cards

and the PS2 vertical stand

doobie1975

you left out the ps2 hdd which was $100 and worked with 2 games.

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#25 Posted by Mr_BillGates (3210 posts) -

Definetely gaming keyboards. How can a device that's already flawed for gaming, get categorized as gaming class. And with an over priced tag to boot.

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#26 Posted by lamprey263 (35002 posts) -
The Steel Battalion controller from the original Xbox game $200 with the game back then, looked cool but a shame it only was useful for one game, now that's what they should have brought back for the latest game instead of fussing with Kinect.
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#27 Posted by WreckEm711 (7357 posts) -

Xbox Live :P The wii balance board is pretty overpriced, thing is still damn near 80-100 most places..

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#28 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

360 WiFI adapter.

Wtf MS

I use my laptop as the wifi adapter because of the cost.

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#29 Posted by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

Definetely gaming keyboards. How can a device that's already flawed for gaming, get categorized as gaming class. And with an over priced tag to boot.

Mr_BillGates

Gaming keyboards are awesome.

The only accessory that actually bothered me due to them being essential to using the system they were made for were PS1/2 and GC Memory Cards.

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#30 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
That Vita memory cards, no contest.
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#31 Posted by mjf249 (3000 posts) -
Anything 360 related. So cheap they make you buy batteries or rechargeable batteries, the WIFI adapter, the hard drive etc.
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#32 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Wii
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#34 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

Gaming-branded anything peripherals. Nearly everything targetted at gamers has a gaming "tax" to it, hiking the price up considerably.

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#35 Posted by o0squishy0o (2792 posts) -

360 wireless adapter has the trophy I think. It was so expensive and not very good. I think unfortunately the 360 really suffers from poor design choices but credit to microsoft for still making it a huge success.

Personally my worst purchase was £130 Razor something headset. It was emulated 7.1 which made it great for games (I was thrown out of a clan because they thought I was hacking on counterstrike because I could literally follow them through walls just by sound), but because it was USB and Razor it had "power issues" so every so often my microphone would drop out so I would have to un-plug and re-plug back in. Finally I tried the powered USB trick and that killed the headset completely. I wasnt impressed.

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#36 Posted by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

Everything 360, dont get me wrong there some great games but seriously when the 360 came out, and still now the prices is crazy, Xbox live, wireless connector, hard drive, HD DVD drive, they are the biggest rip off ever, we all may argue which is the better console 360 and ps3 but I think we can all agree that the ps3 got it right straight from the get go with already built in requirements from the get go.

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#37 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

Honestly, WiiU controllers.

It just came out so nothings really gone wrong yet but Nintendo has to do something about the cost because in a few years when controllers start wearing down and more and more accidents happen...you can't ask people to drop a crazy amount of money to replace it

You can say its a tablet, so its ok, but its really not. The system is useless without it. And with so many working parts I have no clue what Nintendo expects people to do if one of the sticks break, or a button comes loose, or the screen starts getting dead pixels. So on. People are gonna have to wait weeks for repairs? Be weeks without a system because just some wear and tear took out part of the controller? Thats unacceptable. Has the potential to be worse than RROD because we don't know how Nintendo will handle warrenties

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#38 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
360 console peripherals in general. Wireless adapters, HDDs and so on.
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#39 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Definetely gaming keyboards. How can a device that's already flawed for gaming, get categorized as gaming class. And with an over priced tag to boot.

Mr_BillGates
Controller is flawed for gaming. You have to take your thumb off the stick to reload. With KB+M a can accurately jump while turning and reload at the same time. Controllers don't allow that.
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#40 Posted by cryemocry (590 posts) -

kinect

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#41 Posted by caseypayne69 (5395 posts) -
[QUOTE="Sp4rtan_3"]Well M$ automatically wins this thread :lol: Wifi adapted for 100 bucks ? Kinect for 150 :lol: ? Now XBL is 60$$ :lol: M$ is the KING of milking people this generation.

+1
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#42 Posted by guard12 (2018 posts) -

Vita memory cards

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#43 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6365 posts) -

Horse armor $5

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#44 Posted by -Patrick_92- (2168 posts) -

360's $100 20gb hard drives, and the $100 Wifi adapter.

Vita's memory cards are up there too, but even then they aren't as bad as what MS was charging for memory. 32gb memory card for $100 > 20gb hard drive for $100...both are still overpriced though.

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#45 Posted by El_Garbanzo (296 posts) -

Wii u

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#46 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6365 posts) -

Wii u

El_Garbanzo

lol /thread

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#47 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8465 posts) -

Wii u

El_Garbanzo
this
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#48 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6861 posts) -

the wii nunchuck- i read somewhere it cost less then $2 to make

controllers in general are way over priced ths gen. the dualshock 2 was $25, the ds3 is $55. the $360 controller which still uses AAs is $50. the wiimote plus nunchuck = $60

oh and ofcourse 360 wifi adaptor. the DS, MADE BY NINTENDO, released in 2004 for $150 had wifi for gods sake.

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#49 Posted by SecretPolice (32680 posts) -

Now don't get me wrong, this suka was wicked sick but @ 200 bucks and only used for one game :o

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If only SB:HA nixed the Kinect functionality and instead went with this controller. :D

Anyhoo, some have said Wii U and for now, I'll just go with that. :P

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#50 Posted by shellcase86 (3619 posts) -

MS accessories. That and Live were factors that made me decide to to get on the MS train this gen.