Why are wii u pro controllers 50 dollars?

#1STN79Posted 2/8/2013 9:01:00 PM
Saw one at walmart and seen the price tag. Damn that's alot for a controller! I think PS3 dual shocks go for 40 or so. Is it because of all the motion sensing crap in them? I could almost buy a new game for that much.
#2nickvd8Posted 2/8/2013 9:02:12 PM
MSRP on Dual Shock 3 is $55 and 360 is $50.
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#3QlJGamerPosted 2/8/2013 9:02:53 PM
BOOM

PS3 Controller is 55 dollars
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#4Virus66Posted 2/8/2013 9:04:51 PM
Dat battery
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#5STN79(Topic Creator)Posted 2/8/2013 9:05:27 PM(edited)
Wow guess i haven't bought a new controller in a while. I remember when those things were 15 bucks.
I shudder to think what a new Wii U gamepad would cost.
#6TheGrumpyCatPosted 2/8/2013 9:06:10 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-Original-Nintentdo-Wii-U-Pro-Controller-Black-NR-/150993219196?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item2327e5ae7c
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#7nickvd8Posted 2/8/2013 9:06:41 PM
There's 3rd party pro controllers that are cheaper but I guess they have compatibility issues so you're best sticking with the official controller. I got my pro through newegg when they were running a $12 off coupon a few months back but I like the controller definitely worth the $38 to me.
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#8NiftyManZPosted 2/8/2013 9:12:29 PM
TheGrumpyCat posted...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-Original-Nintentdo-Wii-U-Pro-Controller-Black-NR-/150993219196?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item2327e5ae7c


Why does the pic have a time stamp of 2011?
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#9lp913Posted 2/8/2013 9:17:30 PM(edited)
You're shocked at three month old controllers being sold for full price? Hell, even the Wii U Pro controllers are $5 USD plus cheaper than the competing consoles controllers were when they first launched!
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#10harrisonosirrahPosted 2/8/2013 9:17:31 PM
STN79 posted...
Wow guess i haven't bought a new controller in a while. I remember when those things were 15 bucks.
I shudder to think what a new Wii U gamepad would cost.


As far as I know you can't buy a new Wii U Gamepad.