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10 months ago#1
As a bit of backstory, I still have an old Logitech wireless PS2 controller, but the X button sticks sometimes, so it can be a pain in the ass. I did get my PS3 controller working wirelessly thanks to Better DS3, but I only have the one, and I'd have to sync it to my PS3 if/when I actually play Tales of Vesperia.

So I looked around and saw the Wii U Pro controller has a third party USB adapter, which is nice since the one program that would recognize it as a PC controller doesn't support Xinput, so it can't function directly as a 360 controller (which makes it a bit of a hassle). It'd be a total of about $70 to get the controller and adapter, though. Granted, I'm planning to get a Wii U eventually, so it wouldn't be just a PC controller. Xbone controller is $55, but I haven't used a Microsoft controller like, ever. Not sure how they feel. A spare DS3 would be $40, but the D-pad's kinda...soft? Not sure how to describe it. My Logitech is more clicky, if that makes sense.

So, how does the Wii U Pro compare to the DS3 and Xbone controller? My biggest criteria are a solid D-pad and good battery life (or at least being able to charge with a cord rather than use AA's). To be clear, I'm looking for something wireless.
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10 months ago#2
Why are you acting like all controllers are wireless? And your D pad criteria should be more emphasized, like in the title, lol. Because the default answer is a 360 controller.
10 months ago#3
If you're going to get a Wii U and you need a good d-pad, then use that controller.
10 months ago#4
What about a PS4 controller? It's pretty nice and it has the touch pad that works with some games(ones were it doesn't have to spoof an Xbox controller).

Nevermind I noticed you said good battery life get the Wii U pro it last 70-80 hours per charge, PS4 only last 8-12 hours.
10 months ago#5
The Xbox one controller is pretty nice and has a decent Dpad now.
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10 months ago#6
XBONE has an amazing controller, but currently it is not wireless.
10 months ago#7
jedinat posted...
Why are you acting like all controllers are wireless?


I'm not. But I want a wireless controller, so...yeah.
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10 months ago#8
kobalobasileus posted...
XBONE has an amazing controller, but currently it is not wireless.


Er...you mean the wireless controller has no PC support? Because there's this:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Wireless-Controller/dp/B00CMQTUSS/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1409116380&sr=1-2&keywords=xbox+one+controller
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10 months ago#9
He means you can use the Xbox One controller on PC, but currently there is no wireless adapter for the PC, so in order to use it, you have to plug it in using a micro USB cable.
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10 months ago#10
I'm still using 360 controllers with the PC receiver. The controllers are cheap now, and the dongle is if you get it on sale.

It bypasses a lot of the issues you can have with other controllers too, as 360 is still the default for most games.
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