Why are gaming mouses very expensive?

Are they actually better than regular microsoft/logitech mouses?

7 Answers

  • 10 months ago
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    Gaming Mice are more expensive for a couple of reasons:

    A). Because they have a higher DPI (Dots Per Inch). This is what measures the sensitivity of a mouse, or accuracy. A higher DPI means that the mouse cursor moves farther on the screen with less movement. The way DPI is measured for example, would be: A mouse with 1,000 DPI means that if you move your mouse one-inch, the mouse cursor will move 1,000 pixels across your monitor. The DPI of a standard non-gaming mouse is generally between 800 - 1,000 DPI. Gaming Mice on the other hand, may sport up to 16,000 DPI.

    B). Gaming Mice contain many different, configurable buttons. The scroll-wheel may be used as a button, and may tilt left to right; there may be anywhere from 2 - 8 different "hot keys" on the sides of the mouse that can be programmed to offer many different functions both during general use, and within a game. As well as having both the ability to slide the mouse left and right, but also use a built-in "ball" or "wheel" to move forward and backwards. Among other features. Whereas regular mice may only offer tilt-wheel and 2-3 buttons on the side of the mouse pre-configured with normal functionality while using with normal functions.

    These are the most common differences with Gaming Mice versus everyday mice.

    I hope this helps!

  • 10 months ago

    They have more accuracy and weight balance adjustments. Only less than 10 percent of the people who look for a mouse are looking for a gaming mouse.

  • Lv 7
    10 months ago

    they often have higher dpi for better accuracy, but unless you have perfect reflexes, that won't matter much. as long as it's at least 1000 dpi, you don't need the priceier mices.

    more expensive mice often also have extra buttons, which for me just get in the way.

  • 10 months ago

    A lot of gaming-oriented parts are more expensive than their 'normal' counterparts just because the manufacturers can charge more.

    However, the gaming mice and keyboards generally have more features compared to a standard mouse/kb such as DPI switching, extra buttons like ioerr mentioned, or custom macros or other settings.

    You don't need a gaming mouse to game. A standard mouse will work fine for most games and gamers, but some prefer the extra customization options to 'fine-tune' their playing experience.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    they're generally going to have specific hardware features that make them better for playing games, like more buttons, and higher dpi sensitivity settings, than regular mice

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    No, dude.

  • 10 months ago

    It’s not like you’re spending money on dating.

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