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EDIT: So after a few weeks of using it, the left control stick has a fault - it keeps drifting downwards when not being touched. It’s super evident in menus where you select things. Very annoying. Tried calibrating it but it keeps doing it. Very disappointed as I really like the controller. Took 1 star off.
So first off, this Zelda edition exclusive to Amazon looks amazing. Great colour and finish. Glad I got this version. I usually steer clear of third party controllers as they’re never any good or are mediocre at best, but seeing as this one was officially licensed by Nintendo I though I’d give it a go - and I’m pleasantly surprised by how close it comes to Nintendo’s Pro controller in a few ways. The control sticks are as good and responsive as the Pro’s, but a bit more clicky. The buttons are raised higher than the Pro and also click more when pressed in. I don’t mind it but they’re noisier than the softer Pro buttons. The weight of the controller is very very light compared to the Pro, which is due to it having NO rumble, NO NFC capability and no rechargeable battery. So it emits a few things the Pro has built-in, but if you hardly use them, then it’s no big loss. The battery issue can be resolved with rechargeables. The one thing this controller has over the Pro is the programable buttons on the back and they work great! They’re easily mapped to any button you use constantly (I use 1 button to map clicking the right stick for melee attack in Overwatch) and you don’t need to go into any menu to do it. It’s done on the fly buy doing a few button presses. Easy.
So overall I’m pretty happy with this controller. The controls sticks feel great. It’s light and has the programmable buttons on the back. It gets 4 stars mainly due to the omission of rumble and nfc - 2 things I like having on my controllers for Switch.
I had an amazing experience with the product untill the right stick started to drift after moving it. At first I blamed it on the batteries and replaced them but the other day the issue continued even after the batteries were changed whitch lead me to believe that it is an issue with the controller itself. It must be either the signal to the Switch or the circuit board because the stick feels stiff and has no visual defect. :(
I'm on my second controller, having returned my first one a couple of months after buying it. Both suffer from serious drift issues on the right stick after two months of moderate use, making the camera on games like BOTW and Rocket League to suddenly twist 90° and lock there, making it impossible to see where you're going or what you're doing.
Returned 2 of these after ordering a replacement for the first as the controller stick moves the players off the screen on its own. We found it was not compatible with all games and my son could not use it for pokemon eevee. The replacement unfortunately was the same so I assume it is a fault in the manufacturing process. Shame because they are actually quite smart handsets.
I've had problems with "aftermarket" or "third party" controllers in the past, so I was very sceptical about this purchase, but I've been using this pro controller for about two weeks now and my only regret is that I didn't purchase it sooner! So far, I've experienced no drift at all, pairing the controller was easy as pie, and all of the buttons & joysticks are very responsive.
My only criticism is that it takes a single AA battery instead of having a rechargeable internal battery. That being said, I've not had to change the battery once with daily gaming sessions so it's only a minor complaint! :)
In my experience, this is definitely a worthwhile purchase.
I personally thing this looks a bit cheesy and tacky. But my partner loves all things limited edition, and though this is just exclusive to Amazon, I thought it was close enough. And I was right. He thinks its great, and of course way better than the crappy joycons. And way cheaper than the "proper" wireless controller. So everyone's a winner.
I bought this when it is discounted to £23, and for that price this is a very good controller as it is an officially licensed wireless controller and can also wake the switch from sleep. However, at its normal price of £40 the 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ is a better deal. While the 8bitdo controller isn't officially licensed, its build quality is very good and it has rumble (not hd) and motion control. It can also connect to other platforms like PC and Android. The only reason you would want this over the 8bitdo controller is the ability to wake up the switch from sleep, and in that case just go with the official pro controller which comes with hd rumble, motion control and amiibo support.