I may do this, too. I keep picking one up at Best Buy but putting it back. I hate how the Gamepad screen just mirrors the TV, so I'm always glancing down at the moving picture despite nothing being different on it.
I got some bad news, buddy. If this article is any indication, then we were definitely sold bootleg controllers... buuuuut, mine doesn't seem so bad. It works alright, looks alright. For $30, I'm keeping it. Haha.
That is the last time I buy hardware from a private Amazon seller, however.
No problemo. I got mine in the mail today and just opened it up a hour ago. It felt...off. I don't own a Pro Controller but it just didn't feel like I thought it would, so maybe this explains it. I can't compare it to anything, but mine does not have the Nintendo on the power chord.
No harm no foul. I'll test it out on a game (if I even have one that supports it...) and let you know.
Haha. The Nintendo logo definitely doesn't look right on the back or packaging either.
But honestly, it's better than most third party controllers. Not a bad knock-off! I'll keep it around until it craps out and then I'll... buy one from a retail store.
But seriously, I didn't know there was a risk of this happening with Amazon! Ebay, for sure, but Amazon? They did us dirty. I guess it's because of their weird, hostile relationship with Nintendo... not selling these items directly and through official sellers.
Wonder if Amazon will do anything if I complain about it being bootleg. The D-Pad is very noisy (not sure if this is normal) and I couldn't control Mega Man X or Super Mario World without some noticeable lag on movement (both D-Pad and Analog). Either way, no big deal only $30. I bought one of those MadCatz Micro Gamecube controllers and put up with that.