Do not buy USB Saturn controllers


#1

I bought one of these controllers about a month ago, and the D pad just snapped off. There’s a ton of them on Ebay from China going for about $25.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SEGA-Saturn-SS-USB-Controller-gamepad-Joypad-PS3-black_W0QQitemZ370179898885QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item370179898885&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Don’t be ripped off.


#2

China/ Hong Kong- Mad Knockoffs. Gotta be careful on ebay with those. I usually never buy stuff overseas.


#3

wait what? take the pcb out and put it into a stick then…


#4

what if the person prefers the dpad and not a joystick? the saturn controller has the best dpad. Period. :pray:


#5

snapped the dpad? take some pics, sounds interesting.


#6

I managed to break a Directional Pad of an official Sega Saturn joy pad.


#7

i broke my off also after a month, i have sent it back and waitinf for a new
but for the money ive spent so far its close to a mad catz fightpad… wich is trash also
but i could just go to a local store and get a new one… every week lol


#8

I just bought this:

Logitech is a good company, and the Dual Action Pad ($20) I got from them lasted about 3 years. I would get a stick, I really would, but I don’t have the cash for it.


#9

by most accounts the knock off USB pads are pretty good quality. Maybe you were just unlucky.


#10

Both logitech precision pads I had for PC broke within 2 months. I treated them well too.

Saitek controllers last a REALLY long time from my experience. And they have the arcade layout + triggers as well.


#11

Yeah, we have an official thread dedicated to the USB knockoffs. Also you can replace parts with real Saturn pad parts if needed.


#12

man, i’m not asian enough. :frowning: