Why are controllers so expensive?

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User Info: AltiarLio

AltiarLio
3 years ago#1
Whether they be for an xbox console or Sony console.(which are even more expensive to buy new) >. >

Anyone know? Is there like expensive components that go into the controllers or something?
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User Info: MicrosoftLover

MicrosoftLover
3 years ago#2
Idk but if you thought you had to keep your raging checked last gen, this gen will own your soul.
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User Info: kyncani

kyncani
3 years ago#3
Because most people buy the official accessories so they can charge an arm and a leg and make a lot of profits ?

User Info: Syn_Vengeance

Syn_Vengeance
3 years ago#4
MicrosoftLover posted...
Idk but if you thought you had to keep your raging checked last gen, this gen will own your soul.


This, don't sneeze to close to your controller, one of the analog sticks might fall the hell off.


I'm on my 3rd controller in 5 months, The ones are made so cheaply.
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User Info: AltiarLio

AltiarLio
3 years ago#5
kyncani posted...
Because most people buy the official accessories so they can charge an arm and a leg and make a lot of profits ?


Even the third party controllers are price but cheaper mostly by atleast $10.
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User Info: MicrosoftLover

MicrosoftLover
3 years ago#6
Syn_Vengeance posted...
MicrosoftLover posted...
Idk but if you thought you had to keep your raging checked last gen, this gen will own your soul.


This, don't sneeze to close to your controller, one of the analog sticks might fall the hell off.


I'm on my 3rd controller in 5 months, The ones are made so cheaply.


Last gen, on both consoles, I would crush them with grip alone! And I'm not a huge guy or anything.
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User Info: ThatLaoGuy

ThatLaoGuy
3 years ago#7
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User Info: Charity_Diary

Charity_Diary
3 years ago#8
Well, when you think about it, even the third-party controllers are only marginally cheaper than the first-party official, and they're incredibly unreliable.

So either there are some really expensive parts that go into every controller, and the expenses can't be bypassed, even by manufacturing cheaply... or 100% of the controller manufacturing industry has agreed to artificially inflate their prices, which is unlikely when you consider the lack of barriers to entry. Practically anyone could start producing and selling controllers, as far as I know, and if there was a way to make controllers both reliable and cheap, someone would capitalize on that.
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User Info: AWarAmp84

AWarAmp84
3 years ago#9
Syn_Vengeance posted...
MicrosoftLover posted...
Idk but if you thought you had to keep your raging checked last gen, this gen will own your soul.


This, don't sneeze to close to your controller, one of the analog sticks might fall the hell off.


I'm on my 3rd controller in 5 months, The ones are made so cheaply.


Geeze, what are you doing to your controllers man? Stop man handling them.
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User Info: DeschainRed

DeschainRed
3 years ago#10
Haven't had a problem with controllers thus far but my plug in charge kit has recently decided to stop working which I'm not happy about. I really don't want shell out for another at the moment.
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