If something is new, it will last longer.
One can expect a used car to break down within weeks of purchase meanwhile one can expect a car fresh off the assembly line to last years (I assume this is how reality works. I don't drive but nonetheless, I think this is at least the conventional reasoning amongst the uninformed, if not outright the correct reasoning). I bought a used, original PS3 and it broke down twice when I tried to play Dragon's Dogma. Had I bought the Slim or the Super Slim, I wouldn't have had such issues.
Every product has a certain life span. When you attain ownership of a product at an earlier point in its life span, you'll be in ownership of it for the majority of its life span. I cannot for the life of me see how wanting to own a new product and expecting it to last longer because it's new could be bait. Even if I'm wrong, surely, my mistake is at least a common one? (e.g. doing ab exercises to lose belly fat)
>Guess it was built like shit and you shouldn't have bought it to begin with, much less at release price.
Plenty of people bought the PS3 at release and as far as I'm aware, none had issues like what I had.
>I'm sure if you had utilized some of your research skills you might have helped you pick better controllers, but I can't blame you for rushing into any poor decisions.
These third-party controllers weren't from proper companies with names like MadCatz. The controllers would literally have no brand nor brand logo on them. I don't believe, outside of reading comments on the product in the comment section for its page on Amazon, there's no way to know its quality. One must very much jump in blindly, yes.
>How the fuck do you reach such a conclusion? Holy shit you better be a paid shill.
Attaining ownership of a product earlier in the product's life means it lives out as much of its life as possible under my ownership, thereby prolonging the need to purchase a replacement for the greatest possible length of time, thereby saving me money.
In my experience, the price for the official controllers, on online shopping websites like Amazon, for consoles balloon beyond their initial release price as time progresses and the console becomes discontinued. By buying them when they're new, I save money.
Scenario 1: Buy one controller as needed. Later on when the console is discontinued and official controllers are no longer in production, official controllers that are still in their original packaging start to ascend to prices beyond their initial release price. One now has to spend more money for the same product that hasn't changed since its release.
Scenario 2: One buys multiple official controllers in advance and preserves the spares in their packaging. As time progresses, rather than buy new controllers, one simply uses their spares. When the official controllers are no longer in production and one is in need of a new controller, one is not forced to pay the new, inflated price as one can instead use one of their spares.
I think you're critiquing my strategy because somehow, I've failed to properly convey it.
That's a good point. It's painful to admit as I don't want to wait for revisions but it is true. I should probably wait. The original PS4 didn't have any issues though as far as I'm aware so I think Sony were careful after the blunder of the original PS3.
I just checked Amazon and it seems official DS2 controllers are selling for £100. It's even worse than I remember.