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[Amazon.ca] 8bitdo Sn30 Pro+ Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad for Multiple Platforms - $10 off coupon ($58.99)

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[Amazon.ca] 8bitdo Sn30 Pro+ Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad for Multiple Platforms - $10 off coupon ($58.99)

Hi all, tried search and didn't find any threads for this deal already. My apologies if there already is one.

A little while ago these gamepads were $10 off for around the same price. Now they have a $10 off coupon to bring it down to the same previous sale price. Looked on CCC and these don't go on sale often if at all, the last sale was all-time low.

I don't own one personally but have a few friends that do that use with Switch, PS4, and PC (believe it's xBox compatible as well). Also believe it works for Android TV boxes and Raspberry Pi. No one I know with one has ever had any complaints and recommends them as the best third-party controller.

No tax so all-in price is $58.99.

EDIT: As per Jep4444 below, this controller is NOT compatible with PS or XBox without an adapter, but an adapter makes it compatible.
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I have a 8bitdo Sn30 Pro+ and I love it. I've used it with Android, Switch and PC. I only tried last night to connect to my Xbox Series X but no luck thus far. Admittedly, I didn't try for too long. My preference is still the controllers that are native to the systems, but having one controller that can play on most systems without repairing is very convenient....
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nmitrik wrote: How is this better than Gamesir T4 Pro: https://www.amazon.ca/GameSir-Controlle ... ljaz10cnVl I just bought this one, it works great and it's cheaper. Can someone explain the difference?
This has gyro controls if that's something you're looking for (i.e. some Switch games), and the d-pad is said to be close to that of the official Nintendo ones.

Also if you want that classic SNES-like appearance
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BranCracker wrote: This has gyro controls if that's something you're looking for (i.e. some Switch games), and the d-pad is said to be close to that of the official Nintendo ones.

Also if you want that classic SNES-like appearance
T4 Pro also has 6 axis gyro: https://www.gamesir.hk/products/gamesir-t4-pro . Yes, I agree about the appearance, more classic, I like it better, but cheaper is cheaper lols
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sleepyhound wrote: Hi all, tried search and didn't find any threads for this deal already. My apologies if there already is one.

A little while ago these gamepads were $10 off for around the same price. Now they have a $10 off coupon to bring it down to the same previous sale price. Looked on CCC and these don't go on sale often if at all, the last sale was all-time low.

I don't own one personally but have a few friends that do that use with Switch, PS4, and PC (believe it's xBox compatible as well). Also believe it works for Android TV boxes and Raspberry Pi. No one I know with one has ever had any complaints and recommends them as the best third-party controller.

No tax so all-in price is $58.99.
It is NOT compatible with either the PS4 nor XB1 without an adapter. It has an xinput mode for PC, dinput for Android, a macOS mode and a Switch mode, each with their own separate profiles, so you don't need to re-pair when switching devices.
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Really interested in getting one with this brand's good reputation.
Just hard to justify the price here.
I use XBone controller for PC gaming which can be had for around the same price or cheaper.
Even for switch, the Pro controller is only $30 more.
With PC point offer, it makes the price difference very negligible.
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Thanks for posting this OP. I was considering buying the xbox controller today to use with Nvidia Shield. This works out to roughly the same price, and now I have to decide which one would be better for me.

Which would be a better pick?
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Jep4444 wrote: It is NOT compatible with either the PS4 nor XB1 without an adapter. It has an xinput mode for PC, dinput for Android, a macOS mode and a Switch mode, each with their own separate profiles, so you don't need to re-pair when switching devices.
Good to know! Sorry about that, my friend uses his with his PS4 but he must have an adapter then. I’ll update the original post.
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wolfpack27616 wrote: Thanks for posting this OP. I was considering buying the xbox controller today to use with Nvidia Shield. This works out to roughly the same price, and now I have to decide which one would be better for me.

Which would be a better pick?
Up to personal preference really
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I love this controller very much but I do have a negative experience to share. The conductive rubber pads for the buttons are quite fragile. After roughly 600 hrs of usage some of the most used buttons like A, X had lost most of its tactile feedback due to the rubber pad underneath the buttons is breaking. Similar issue also happens to their other controllers as long as if you use them long enough. Fortunately 8bitdo was kind enough to send me a couple of replacement pads at free of charge but keep in mind the buttons aren't going to last like the PS4 and Xbox One controllers if you use them hard enough.
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