$249.99 vs $69.99 for a Sony controller but if you are looking for ESports advantages.
This is criminal, they are taking already existing components that cost roughly 60$ in total to purchase, putting them on a 70$ controller and charging 289$ for it. Jesus, you can find those EXACT back buttons on amazon for 30-40$.
I am waiting for Evil Controllers to get theirs out as it will be interesting to see their units. But for me; the default Sony Controllers are more than enough. I have tried all those modded ones and honestly I do not see much difference and find the extra buttons and such a distraction as I do not like to pre-set configs and such. I just play with a default. Now if I was in a competition and needed and edge perhaps but many of them are paid to play with certain gear so that to me invalidates it as it is not something you are playing fully by choice.
If you really need back buttons and aren't afraid to remove 4 screws and a couple cables you can buy that exact back plate on amazon for like 30$ lol. I'm not even sure what they are doing is legal. If you're curious I believe the part is called "eXtremeRate Black Programable Rise Remap Kit for PS5 Controller"
Lmao, ok. I’d rather buy a bunch of games for that price. Good luck!
Exactly; Game, set, match.
Who the fuck pays 250 dollars for an ordinary controller?
Xbox Series S is only 50.00 more and comes with a controller.
Shit ordinary or extraordinary I'm not paying $250 for a damn controller.
If anyone buys that they genuinely have more money than braincells.
how do they justify this price tag?? i want a detail breakdown and price analysis and i still wont buy it.
There isn't any justification! I just purchased the back plate/buttons (comes with everything you need no soldering just a couple screws and ribbon cables swapped out) and it cost me a total of 30$. They are taking other companies tech and putting their name on it, I am certain it's illegal and they'll end up taking this off Amazon as soon as the company they are doing this to takes notice. Even if you added up all the "features the controller has Its not close to 300$ Heres the breakdown.. eXtremeRate The Great Wave Touchpad Front Housing Shell for PS5 -22$ eXtremeRate White Programable Rise Remap Kit for PS5 Controller -30$ (from their site directly) eXtremeRate ThumbsGear Interchangeable Ergonomic Thumbstick-16$ eXtremeRate Clicky Hair Trigger Kit for Playstation 5- 15$ PS5 controller- 70$ Total price - 158$ If you buy from the ExtremeRate Site directly, everything is 5-10$ cheaper and you can get deals on larger orders. So lets say its costing them about 100$ to "make" these, and they want to charge almost 300$ for it.
While I agree this is price is outrageously high, and I have no desire to purchase them, but you've completely ignored the most expensive aspect of these controllers, and that is the human labor, time and effort required. This is a manual process, right? There's no robotic assembly line disassembling and, modding, then reassembling controllers, correct? This means the additional $190 is going to the employees working on them. People always complain about livable wages, and how minimum wage isn't enough (it truly isn't). Just like cheap junk food, you're paying so little for the food ingredients themselves, you're paying for the labor and company upkeep mostly. But yeah, the mark up is really too much. $200 would be a fair balance between physical materials, and human labor effort.
@chocoburger While I'd agree about the manual labor part, being someone who doesn't do this for a living and did it for my own personal controller, after watching a 15min video that the eXtremeRate company provided it took me a total of 10-15 minutes tops to install the hardware, no soldering or extra tools required as they provide what you need. My biggest gripe isn't even the cost of the product, as you look at Scuf, Astro, BattleBeaver etc, their controllers range from 160-300$ depending on the customization. It's the fact that someone is starting a company using another companies parts and tech without their permissions.
You gotta be kidding me...heh good luck with that...
But you know that there will be people who will buy it
Oh of course. That's a given.
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