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One of the questions that gamers have to make when they are buying a new controller is whether they want to have a wired controller or a wireless controller. Console manufacturers have to decide which type of controller they are going to include in their console packages. Game developers who want to have a special controller to sell along with their game need to consider the same thing. Of course, everyone has their own opinion when it comes to whether wired or wireless controllers are the best option. To get some more insight into which option might be best, let’s take a closer look at the differences between the two and their perceived pros and cons.
What About Lag with Wireless Controllers?
One of the big questions that get brought up in the debate between wired and wireless controllers is whether the wireless options have a lot of lag. Truthfully, the lag tends to be minimal, as long as you have a high-quality controller. Still, there will be some lag that is present. Most people will not notice the lag, especially if they are playing a single-player game. However, when it comes to multiplayer games, such as sports games and shooters, there can be a tiny amount of lag present. Again, most will not notice. However, those who want to have every single advantage possible when they are gaming might want to choose a wired controller.
Keep in mind that more than just controllers can cause lag. Even the TVs/displays and the settings for those devices have the potential to cause a small amount of lag. You can’t always blame lag on the controller. In fact, sometimes, it’s the reaction time of the gamer that has the lag, not the controller!
Which Tends to Be Less Hassle?
This will depend on your idea of a hassle. With the wired controllers, you will have to contend with the wires themselves. Some people do not like having wires running across the room, and they will choose a wireless option instead. However, there are others who instead feel that continually charging a controller or replacing batteries is more of a hassle. Unless you are using rechargeable batteries, it can also end up being more expensive. When making a decision, you will want to think about which of these you feel to be more of a hassle not only for yourself but for any customers if you plan to sell the controllers.
When it comes to durability, you will find that there is really not much of a difference between the two options, as long as they have been made by a quality manufacturer. They can last for a long time with basic care.
Consider Both If You Are Selling the Controllers
If you will be selling these controllers in your shop, whether they are under your own brand or not, you might want to consider offering both options. After all, gamers will always have their own ideas on which controller type will be better. Some will prefer the wireless and others are diehard wired controller users. By offering them both options, it can help to increase the overall number of sales that you have.
However, you will want to remember that having and stocking two different types of controllers are going to cost more and require more space on your shelves. In some cases, you might want to make a decision and stick with it, even if that means some of the customers won’t be as happy. After all, it is better than having hundreds of one type of controller that just don’t sell for you.
It’s a Matter of Preference When Everything Else Is Equal
Ultimately, even though there are differences between the wired and wireless controllers, the one that you choose will be up to your own preferences and needs. If you are going to be purchasing large quantities of controllers for resale, whether you are a retail store or a game publisher that plans to rebrand the controllers, the style you choose should be what you feel will be most appreciated by your customer base. As long as the quality of your options are on par with one another and the prices are similar, choose the one that you prefer.
Choosing a Company for Manufacturing Wired and Wireless Controllers
If you are planning to sell your own branded controllers in your store or online, you will need to have a manufacturer that can provide you with those controllers. When you are looking for a company, you will have to consider a range of different factors. Does the company you are thinking about using have enough experience in the field? What types of controllers can they offer?
In addition to wired and wireless options, you also need to make sure that they are able to provide you with the styles and the colors that you might want or need. Perhaps you are putting together an online store where you will be selling controllers that are all in the color of a certain gaming team that your company supports. Make sure the company you are considering will be able to provide those colors and styles. The same is true if you are looking for controllers branded for your company.
Check to see whether they can offer controllers for various types of consoles, as well. Having controllers for PS4, Xbox, PC, and even the switch can be a good option. You can choose wired and wireless for all of these styles. However, you should be aware that not all manufacturers are able to provide all of these options. You will want to find one that can.
We have been creating controllers and other accessories for a number of years, and we can provide you with just what you need. Whether you opt for wireless controllers or prefer wired, whether you need cases for the Switch or chargers for PS4 controllers, get in touch to see how we can help