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This is an insanely great concept. There's a lot of great games I've never played which are available in used condition for cheap. One nice thing about console games is that they just doesn't degrade very quickly if you take care of them. Unlike controllers. You can't just mash buttons on gamepad constantly for hundreds of hours and expect the physical hardware to work just as well as when you bought it, can you? I'm rather wary of buying a used controller, despite claims of various online purveyors of such merchandise claiming that although their wares are "so slightly used that you won't notice the dead spot hardly at all!" Right.
For some reason Nintendo doesn't appear to be making official GameCube controllers in any great volume anymore and a lot of cheap 3rd party stuff has popped up.
MadCatz also manufactures controllers for ~$20, but they don't actually have as good reviews as that Icon thing. I could buy two Icons for the cost of a MadCatz controller and have additional multiplayer chaos, but is the quality really superior?
Seeing as 99% of the use of these things is going to be for Super Smash Bros, am I likely to notice any difference in responsiveness or durability between these and the more expensive official Nintendo controllers?