Best nintendo switch controllers according to redditors

We found 1,284 Reddit comments discussing the best nintendo switch controllers. We ranked the 160 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Nintendo Switch Controllers:

u/LeavesCat · 316 pointsr/nintendo

Look up the HORI Nintendo Switch pad; it's an official wired switch controller with no motion sensors included. It's basically the Pro Controller, except since it doesn't have the gyros and the rumble and the Amiibo sensor, it's only 25 USD instead of 80.

Since none of the special features of the more expensive controllers will ever be useful to you, and are in fact more likely to be a hindrance, wouldn't the best solution to this and future problems be to get a controller that doesn't fight you?

I understand if $25 is too much, but if you're committed to having a Switch and being able to play the games you want to play, one good controller will make your playing experience so much better.

In fact, with the right setup, you can hook up an Xbox controller to the Switch and have it work. I'd look up a guide if that interests you at all.

u/-entertainment720- · 113 pointsr/nintendo

Get one of these bad boys. The dock is really only a small circuit board and not very hard to take apart at all.

u/UniquePebble · 68 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

It’s being choked by the switch dock more than the dbrand skin. I gutted my dock and put it in a shell I bought from Amazon. Looks better, easier to travel with, and has an open back to the vents.

Here’s the Lunk

Your dock has 3 or 4 different types of screws, all Phillips though. You’ll have to pretty much tear the whole thing apart.

u/Cripnite · 29 pointsr/nintendo

Here's a link to the same controller (without Mario theme) on, which should be free shipping if sent within Canada and over $35 (which it is in Canadian money).

u/sabett · 22 pointsr/ShinyPokemon

-1. You need a LOT of watts, and to do that you need to use the raid den exploit.

This video explains it well, except he says you need nintendo online and you don't.

It can kind of suck to do this for watts. I got 2 million from going for each Gmax and I had fun doing it, so that's what I recommend. You're fine with just half a million for any singular fossilmon though.

-2. Spend it at the Focus digger of the digger duo. That's the one on the left. You'll get a lot of all 4 fossils this way, but you'll get around 5 times more of 2 of the four possible fossils. (Drake and Fish for Shield, Bird and Dino for Sword) You'll also get bottle caps and money items. Now this can really suck, so I really recommend buying one of these:

Yes, it's a little silly to buy a controller just for this, but I've had it help me in other games as well. The main thing about this turbo controller is that it can turbo press the button for you, so you can just leave the console by itself overnight. But if you don't mind pressing A a lot...

Also, watch out for items hitting cap, particularly the money items.

-3. Now we have a bunch of fossils. After a little over half a million I had about 250 of 2 kinds and about 50 of the other 2. Go to Cara Liss, and figure out what fossils you need to store to enable you to create a fossilmon with just pressing A and no directional movement.

-4. Once you have that all set up, save in front of her, and just turn on the A turbo button again. When she's all done, check for shinies and then soft reset if there's none to be found. For smaller volumes it was fine to just keep an eye on it. I used about 25 combinations for one of the mons and it reset every 8 minutes. But for Dracovish I had 250 combinations ready so it took about 78 minutes.

I took note of this because it was distracting for me to have it on screen and keep psyching myself thinking maybe I saw a shiny and stopped everything to check. So I set up an alarm every time I reset and turned the TV off or switched the channel.

LMK if you have any questions!

General QoL tips:

  1. You can soft reset a little faster by pressing Y and resetting instead of pressing X to close the game down.

  2. Turn off Give Nicknames in options.

  3. Make Send to Boxes Automatic.
u/dancingtosirens · 21 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

This isn't the official Nintendo Pro Controller, this is the HoriPad which retails for bout $16

u/Sether2121 · 21 pointsr/MoeMorphism

Replace with the Hori DxM joycons for maximum Ara-Ara

u/whiskeytab · 19 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Real talk: As someone who travelled a lot for work this year, the best solution for bringing the dock is to get one of the 3D printed shells and buy a 2nd official dock and transplant its contents in to it.

Unfortunately Nintendo still aren't taking portability seriously and don't offer a travel dock of their own so this is the only real option if you're looking to down-size the official dock (don't use 3rd party ones as they are known to fry your switch).

This is the one I use:

Taking the parts out of the official dock and putting them in to this really isn't hard and this is the only SAFE way to have a proper portable dock.

u/marianodlt · 18 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I believe THIS is what he talks about, but there's also 3D printable ones that are the same but maybe a little more rough.

Like THIS one or if the front part is what makes you nervous you could go THIS way

u/Sat-AM · 15 pointsr/zelda

The designs are a little limited, but it's a thing and they cost around $45-50.

The thing that has me not buying them is the lack of HD rumble, though.

u/facudom · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I actually bought one and changed the housing to this one

I usually move around with the switch, and having a portable dock is really convenient

u/ZenigameX · 13 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If the joycons is what you want, you can get it from Amazon Japan

u/Chokaay · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

These are some accessories that I have been happily using...


Tempered Glass Screen Protector & Switch Case/Cover: (screen protector + case)


MicroSDXC Card (recommend 200GB or more):


Switch Carrying Case (slim everyday):


Switch Grip & Carrying Case (travel):


Battery Pack (with Power Direct):


Switch Pro Controller:


Extra Joy-Cons:


Switch Carrying Case (complete kit):

u/MutatedSpleen · 12 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This thread is filled with a ton of good game recommendations, so I'll skip that. One thing I would DEFINITELY recommend getting, however...

An additional set of Joy-Con controllers

Joy-Cons are the standard controller option for the Switch, and the main console comes with one pair. A "pair" of Joy-Cons is actually two small controllers that can be docked onto the sides of the console, docked onto a controller accessory (which will also be included with your Switch), or held separately - one in each hand. Technically, one "set" of Joy-Cons is enough to play most games without much limit, but a second set would make everything a LOT more comfortable for your kids, and would even open up the possibility of playing 4-player games with them and your husband.

There are other controller options, but I wouldn't worry about them at first. Joy-Cons should be more than sufficient for the younglings.

u/ofthe33rdDegree · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You're in luck, they actually sell them on their own!

u/cstrafe · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can buy the neon JoyCons standalone:

Not sure if there are any other differences between the systems aside from the JoyCons.

u/Expat123456 · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I am just happy that this game led to a collaboration with Hori to release This Joycons Controller.

u/StickyLavander · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals
u/largepanda · 10 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Very seriously: a lot of third-party docks have bricked peoples Switches. Nyko has just been sued over their dock bricking consoles, and /r/NintendoSwitch strongly recommends against using any docks other than the official Nintendo one.

If you want a different shape, you can get something like this, taking the internals out of an official dock and putting it in the smaller case.

u/RedrickSSBU · 10 pointsr/smashbros

Those aren't Gamecube controllers, they're Wii controllers that look like GC controllers. To actually use one you'd have to plug it into a Wiimote. It'll work on Smash 4, but I'm not sure they'll be supported in Ultimate.

As an alternative, you could try looking for one of these:

They're new Switch controllers that are GC styled. You can connect them directly to your Switch using the USB ports, no need for an adapter. They probably aren't as cheap as the controllers you found, but they're cheaper than the official GC controllers and they'll definitely work.

If you want a recommendation, get the Hori. That's the only one I've got, and although it's stiffer than the original GCs it's a good product.

u/BenKenobi88 · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Also you can buy a $15 Hori joycon that has a D-pad so that benefit is out.

u/appleappleappleman · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

[Joy-Con are still discounted on Amazon, they'll just be a little delayed for restocking](Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

u/Phingaz · 9 pointsr/Xenoblade_Chronicles

It's the Hori USB wired one. I play almost exclusively in portable mode but when I dock it I use the wired one because it's waaaaay cheaper than the Pro and it still feels good in my hands.

u/MystycMoose · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Looks like a referral link. It forwards to Amazon via another site

Do not buy.

Edit: here's the direct link. Price is $67, only a couple bucks cheaper than Amazon's normal of $70

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Yellow

u/elichondo · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could take your current dock apart and put it in one of these:

I too want to get a portable dock, but the Nintendo Dock and this case just make it too expensive to do, but thought I'd throw this out there for you.

u/TemptedTemplar · 9 pointsr/NintendoSwitch


The official dock is the only 100% safe option.

Though there are smaller cases, that you can put the Nintendo dock chipsets into to make it more portable.

u/ChinoSlice · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

I believe this is the only way to be 100% safe. It takes the internals of the original dock. There are plenty tutorials on how to do it on youtube.

u/treehumper83 · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Get the Hori D-Pad left joy-con knock off. One of these. It doesn't have a battery and doesn't really draw any, so it'll work well for your handheld-only type deal. I got mine at the local GameStop like an idiot, though... for $15 it's worth it.

Edit: Pokemon or LoZ either are $20.

u/lasttycoon · 8 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$70 on Amazon.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

You can get them used for about $60.

Remember that they are effectively 2 controllers. They are expensive but it's really the only option.

u/CaptainClough · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Definitely a Screen Protector

A Travelling Case would be nice.

I also added Dr Scholls Moleskin to the front of my dock to reduce the risk of scratching the screen protector. (Two small strips on the parts inside the dock that are raised.)

A Memory Card also helps for the digital only games.

What color Switch did you get? I got the grey switch then bought a pair of Red Joycons and another pair of Blue Joycons. So in total I have a grey, red, and blue L Joycon and a grey, red, and blue R Joycon.

If you got the grey switch and then buy the [two color Joycon packs] ( then you won't be able to get one of each color for L/R without over paying. This is because the [two color Joycon packs] ( are always Red L and Blue R.

If you bought a neon switch, then buy the [two color Joycon pack] ( and a pair of Grey Joycons for all combinations.

Also, don't buy Joycons on Amazon, they are stupid expensive right now.

I don't have a pro controller yet, but people seem to love it.


Zelda = Must Buy

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = Must Buy

1-2 Switch = Great for parties/friends

Snipperclips = Great for people who don't play games often (girlfriends/parents/kids). Secret here is to not explain how to play/what to do and let them have fun and try to figure out the puzzles on their own. Act like a support character and you'll have a blast watching them.

Binding of Isaac = I love this game, but put countless hours on the PC version. Mature themes

Super Bomberman R = Classic mode with easy CPUs is fun for roommates. I haven't played through the adventure mode yet.

Wonderboy = Cute/Fun side scroller.

Has Been Heroes = I don't have this yet, apparently very difficult.

Other notes:

I started collecting amiibos after getting a switch (Be very careful, it's easy to get addicted and drop a ton of money here).

I got a Joycon charging dock since the only way to charge extra pairs of Joycons without the Joycon charging dockis to rotate them in and out of the switch while it charges/docked.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

PS I love the Switch so much. It's definitely my favorite console ever.

u/JackSparrowUSA · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Joy-con (L)-Gray

You can link to products, but you have to delete the affiliate link part at the end.

u/itravelandwheel · 7 pointsr/Switch

I have the Nyko dock as well and the one time I tried to use it I had no picture. I did some research and found out about the potential damage they can cause and decided to never use it again.

I ended up buying a second official dock and installing it in this shell and it works perfectly. Plus it fits in my travel case so I can play easily in my hotel rooms.

u/mothmanex · 7 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers

If you want another dock, buy the original one and a small case for it on amazon.

Usually the issues with usb-c are thanks to the cable. If you want to play it safe, buy one that Benson Leung recommends.

I usually use my ZMI QB820 Power bank with a Veckle USB-C (Benson Leung gave it 4 stars, he decreased a star because when he reviewed it the cable was unbranded. Mine came branded.) with my docked switch without any issues.

So either buy anything related to USB-C from Nintendo, research what you want to buy (reviews, etc) or play it safe buying anything with a good review from Benson Leung.

u/koogums · 7 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Check out the Basstop dock replacement.

All you need to do is take apart your old dock and put the electronics inside their shell. Its super tiny and looks way better than the official dock.

u/IndomitableBanana · 7 pointsr/smashbros

Purists will hate this suggestion (and the controller is far from perfect) but the PowerA Wireless GameCube Controller is the best third party controller I have used. Better than the Hori Battlepad and WAY better than the PDP Fight Pad Pro.

NB: You’re never going to get the same quality or feel of a first party controller going this route and you will definitely be more prone to dropped inputs, etc. But especially if you’re looking for a casual option that delivers a decent wireless experience with the GameCube form factor (plus home and share buttons) IMO, this is the best option.

u/__rhino___ · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Split Pad Pro

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

Edit: Only works in handheld mode! No wireless or NFC built in.

u/Shiyukura · 6 pointsr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Amazon Link
I ordered it on amazon

u/sourpatchjames · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is what I use.

HORI Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa

I recently got into fighting games this year and picked this up. A bit pricey compared to the ones you list but I think its worth it. I play on both PC and Switch. Not sure about the 8bitdo Arcade stick, but I've heard the Mayflash is a solid entry level stick.

u/nosaj7541 · 6 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

No the one that comes with the console is Blue (Left) Red (Right).

The neon controller set comes with Red(left) Blue(Right).

u/ily88242 · 6 pointsr/Switch

My spouse and I bought this dock shell that is designed for the motherboard from the OG switch dock to fit perfectly inside of it. So it would still use the OG Nintendo dock but is a MUCH more portable, and in our opinion, more convenient docking mechanism. And no risk of bricking. Win-win

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

u/seanmacproductions · 6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Your safest bet is getting this off amazon. Basically that's just a plastic shell, you take an official dock apart and place the board inside that. It's the most expensive way to do it (official docks are still like $90), but definitely the safest, since you're basically just using an official dock inside of a different plastic housing.

u/tonuchi · 6 pointsr/splatoon

That's the secret. They do.

Try that one, drop it in your cart and go through the motions. Should work.

u/Dr4c0n1k · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller Officially Licensed by Nintendo - Nintendo Switch;

I believe he means these.

u/ismapro · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

the best IMO is the wired HORI controller you can remove the D-pad and use the direction buttons.


and is dirt cheap!!!

u/MDG5AL · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Check this guy out:

Edit - This is only a shell and you'll be switching the internals of your stock-dock, but it does minimize the size dramatically.

u/fenrirofdarkness · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I actually got something like this instead.

Because it's all using the original dock, there shouldn't be any problem.

u/wehopeuchoke · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

You have to make a Japan Amazon account, but it's basically the same steps as before. It even will charge you USD so no charges on a card if it doesn't support foreign purchases.

Don't know why but right now it's taking 500 yen off at checkout so it's ~$76 for the Splatoon or Mario ones and $146 for both.

u/e39 · 5 pointsr/RetroPie

Don't go dual. It creates a very unnecessarily close gaming experience.

Now, if you really want to do this right grab one of these cases from By the looks of it, there's more than enough room to toss an encased Raspberry Pi into the housing too.

From there, you can get any number of Sanwa parts to pop in place.

  • Buttons
  • Stick
  • USB PCB (that RetroPie will instantly recognize)

    If you want to go a completely alternate route ... the 8Bitdo N30 stick is wireless (bluetooth), pairs with RetroPie easily, and allows for Sanwa part upgrades.

    Again, unless you're confined to an arcade cabinet, using a dual stick really sucks. You're bumping shoulders with your friend all day in a room that has so much space for activities.

    Also, don't be intimidated by the wiring. It's all plug and play. No electrical or soldering experience needed at all.
u/RichardHag · 5 pointsr/smashbros

the PowerA Gamecube imitation pro controllers have octagonal notches. They come in wired and wireless, and based on the research I've done they seem really highly regarded.

u/Psiah · 5 pointsr/nintendo

That's really all it would need, though. Effectively just make it wireless and throw on a ZL button. Maybe adjust the C-stick a bit. I think that's safely within modern furnishes.

That's why I pre-ordered four of these, but I wouldn't mind a version with rechargeable batteries... and I'm not entirely sure if it has any sort of rumble or not.

u/Geicosellscrap · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI D-Pad Controller (L) (Zelda) Officially Licensed - Nintendo Switch

u/ChaoticKinesis · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Joy-Cons are now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Neon (possibly red only):


u/srgdarkness · 5 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>Now if 1 joycon was $50 then I'd be pretty pissed

I guess you're just about fuming now.

u/verticalmonkey · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Well again, I'm not wound up about it, but literally every version of these games that has been re-released (even Wii/Wii U VC) has either Y and B inputs or button remapping, so it's a weird defense to make. Also I'm not sure why someone wouldn't use a pro controller if they have one, ESPECIALLY when I'm playing 2D games on the TV because the joycons have no d-pad to speak of. I even got this so I could have a real d-pad in handheld mode rather than those insane buttons. But again, that's me and I'm not saying everyone has to do it the same, just a bit weird that you're confused by using pro controllers (which I'm not sure even came up in this thread). My question would be why use a single joycon for a game with no analog controls? Why would I want to play NES games (or even modern 2D platformers) with a joycon control stick?

Again, nothing wrong with X and A but there are pretty obvious benefits to using dual joy cons or pro controller over a sideways joycon (which I personally view as the ultimate last resort for multiplayer games).

u/chicacrisps · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

No I mean the ones where both are either red or blue, rather than one being red, the other being blue. These are what I'm referring to.

u/PenguinTod · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon has SKUs for all of those types. See here for instance.

u/mbirth · 4 pointsr/Switch
u/wchill · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Copy pasted from the project site...

Q: What is this?

A: A side project that I've been working on since March 2018. You can think of it as a Twitch Plays Switch with some nifty features.

Q: Why did you make this?

A: I was bored. Also, I wanted an easy way to use OpenCV to control the Switch, like this guy.

Q: How does it work?

A: At its core, it takes input either from a locally connected controller or via network and relays it to a Nintendo Switch over USB. I used this project and this project as a base and grafted on everything else. Frankly, very little of the original projects remain.

Currently, I've used the network support to add input support for Twitch/Mixer chat and for a webpage where players can control the Switch via a gamepad.

I'll be writing up more documentation on the workings of this project at a later date.

Q: How does gamepad support work?

A: Plug in a controller into your computer, go to the gamepad control page, press a button to activate it, and you're set! You can request a turn by clicking on the controller image. Each turn lasts 20 seconds unless you are the only person waiting for a turn, in which case you will keep your turn after 20 seconds until someone else requests one. Note that chat can and will mess with your inputs!

Q: How does chat work:

A: Works like you'd expect it to. You can also press buttons simultaneously instead of just one after another. Read the project site for more details.

Q: What makes this better than \<insert other implementation here\>?

A: There are a lot of modifications I've made to mine that aren't present in other versions.

  • User friendly, minimal config desktop software.
  • I've modified the controller to appear as an officially licensed Nintendo Switch HORIPAD instead of a hacked Pokken Tournament Pad like other implementations. There's no change in features, but the hardware emulation is much more accurate.
  • In case the desktop software crashes, the Switch turns off, or the hardware is disconnected, the hardware can recover by simply using the software to reconnect. A sync protocol is in place that brings the hardware into a known state.
  • The hardware's firmware buffers an input frame and checks it for data integrity via a fast algorithm before sending it to the Switch, so a crash will never cause random buttons to be pressed. Other implementations naively trust the input sent by the software and are susceptible to this problem.
  • Input packets are synchronized to the Switch's poll rate in hardware. All commands are mapped to one or more input packets with a certain number of wait frames before the next input packet is processed, so this is as close to TAS as you can get. Most other implementations do not do this and rely on hacks like sleeping for 100ms on the computer side, which can cause variable latency (OS timers are not guaranteed to be accurate) and desyncs for TAS.
  • Easier debugging. I've written some code that stubs out the firmware's AVR-specific calls and replaces them with implementations that allow the firmware to be run on desktop. When used in conjunction with something like socat, developers can quickly test out changes to the firmware without having to reflash the hardware.
  • Other implementations usually only support one input source. By using a TCP server, input commands can be sent from many different clients or feeder sources. This also makes testing very easy since all that is needed to send test inputs is something like netcat.
  • As far as I know, no other "Twitch Plays" project has ever allowed users to use controllers.
  • Chat commands and modifications to gamepad support can be added/modified while the project is running and can be modified in most cases without ever touching code!
u/Aperture_Kubi · 4 pointsr/GameDeals
u/sephiroth70001 · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

There were so many turbo controllers for the ps2. A lot of my friends had more controllers with turbo than without. The only one with turbo I know of for switch is the wired hori.

u/ApostleO · 4 pointsr/Switch

Exactly this, except it's by BASSTOP, not Hori.

u/llibertybell965 · 4 pointsr/Switch

Generally anything third party that handles charging with the Switch is risky. Safest option is that there are kits to open the official dock and reshell it with a smaller form factor. Like this,

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

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u/Formaldehyd3 · 4 pointsr/Games

Okay, I was all wrong. I do not have a pro controller... This is the one I have.

u/GoonyKnightMan · 4 pointsr/smashbros

DW I'm probably using this, so it's a Gamecubeee ctonroller with 3 extra buttons.


Plus, the GC adapter has more input lag that a wireless Pro Controller. Whether or not Ultimate will have a 7-frame input lag across the board like Sm4sh I don't know, but I'm hopefully gonna be able to use this thing.

u/JJsCat · 4 pointsr/SmashBrosUltimate

GameCube controllers exist that don't require the adapter.


u/PriceKnight · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

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u/dougxiii · 4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$50 on Amazon

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

u/Oseirus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

A few disclaimers:

I know I'm late to the punch, and I apologize. I also know I'm going to look like a crazy person for throwing so many items at you, so I apologize for that as well. I may also seem vaguely arrogant by the end of this, so please accept a third apology. I just like to take care of my electronics is all. My only credentials are anecdotal evidence that despite my rather rough job I've never even so much as cracked the screen on my cell phone so I like to think I'm pretty good at the "how do I prevent breakages" question.

Okay. So, I'm gonna rattle off a few items that I've bought for my own Switch, and my reasoning behind them. You DO NOT have to buy all of these items, but they are all useful on some level for the console.

The Joy-Con Controller If you're looking to get a second controller, start here. I'm sure you've figured out by now that one Joy-Con (JC) can be reconfigured to work as two controllers, so simply by buying a second JC you're now able to hit the 4-player local maximum for many of the Switch's games (including Mario Kart!). You can get the spouse, another kid, or even some friends playing during a party.

The Switch Pro Controller A more traditional-style controller. It's slightly cheaper and it's much more comfortable on large hands, but it CANNOT be split into two separate controllers like the Joy-Con can. Well, unless you get a saw or something but then it won't work at all anymore. Besides that it does function exactly the same as the standard JC controllers. There is also a wired version available that is even cheaper, but I personally have become spoiled in this wireless age and don't like cables dangling across my living room anymore.

Fitian Charging Dock for Joy-Cons Pretty self explanatory. Normally you charge your Joy-Cons by plugging them into the Switch, but if you have a second (or more) JC, it becomes a slight hassle to keep them all charged up. A charging dock can be a godsend. This is the one I use, simply plug it straight into your Switch Dock via USB.

FastSnail Joy-Con Grips There's a gazillion different versions of these things floating around, but these are the ones I personally use. I like them cause the shoulder L/R buttons are massive, and the grippy parts are really comfortable for extended use. Simply stick your Joy-Con halves into the plastic holders for a more comfortable grip. Holds them securely but they're still easy to pop back out as needed, no latches or screws or anything.

Orzly Carry Case ONE option for a carrying case. I was a little hesitant to recommend this particular item, but I may as well cause again, it's the one I use. The case itself is fine: durable, carries your Switch plus some games and accessories, and keeps them safe through your standards drops and bumps. However, if you fill it up as much as is shown in the pictures there on Amazon... At best you're gonna feel like you're mashing something, at worst you're gonna have trouble zipping it closed. What I've ended up doing is putting my Switch with an attached set of JCs, the games, and my adjustable stand (see next item) into the case, and then tossing the case plus whatever other particular accessories I need into my backpack. This case is NOT good to haul a lot of Switch stuff, JUST the console itself plus a handful of small bits for maybe a day trip or something. If you want to carry everything, look elsewhere. I've seen a few cases mentioned, but I can't recommend anything as I haven't tried anything.

Younik Compact Adjustable Stand I love this thing. If you're playing on the go and don't feel like holding it (and don't trust that stupid little kick stand on the back), you can unfold this thing and prop up the Switch on any flat surface for a much more comfortable viewing able. When you're done with it, you can fold it back flat and it fits nicely pretty much anywhere (like, for example, in the Orzly case I mentioned previously). Nintendo makes a first-party adjustable stand, but I actually like this one better. It costs a couple dollars less and feels sturdier. Its a luxury item to be sure, but it's nice to have when you want it.

Findway Protective Case A protective "jacket" for the Switch itself. I like this one because it snaps on and off of the Switch and JCs super easily, and is a sort of bendable plastic. Only 3 pieces: one for the tablet, and then one piece each for the left and right JCs. Easy to clean, too. Only drawback is that you HAVE to remove the jacket any time you want to dock the Switch in its charger. However, you're going to find that this is the case for any jacket that you want to buy for your Switch. You do NOT need to remove the jacket if you're simply sticking it in the aforementioned Adjustable Stand.

Pleson Tempered Glass Screen Protector Not much explanation needed here. I'm neurotic about getting screen protectors for all of my portable electronics, and I love the tempered glass ones. This one is cheap, it's durable, and it's easy to install with a steady hand. HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend, even if only to keep your Switch looking nice through the wear and tear. You won't need to remove it for the dock, unlike the jacket.

I think that's everything for now. Again, I know it's a lot being thrown at you all at once, but you don't have to buy everything. This is all just stuff I've amassed for my own Switch that I've found useful or that I recommend. Pick and choose as you see fit. Feel free to shop around as well, these are just examples of all the particular items and there are MANY choices available for almost everything listed.

If you have any questions, I'm always happy to help.

u/desymond · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The Japanese version of the Splatoon joycons were reversed. You could buy two sets, keep the green set and sell the pink set. I'm sure selling a matching pink set would be easy.

Non-Japanese Pink Left/Green Right

Japanese Green Left/Pink Right

u/TobiasKing12 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There are some Powera pro controller with Button remapping they just don't have all Features but at least they have the motion controls

u/kyiami_ · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Is this controller going to be quality, based on the company? It seems to be my perfect idea of a controller - GameCube style, but with enough buttons for everything (if the sticks click in, that is).

u/JoshuaJSlone · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

PowerA's is the only straight up wireless controller in the GCN style. The other new versions are wired. 8BitDo has announced a wireless adapter, but unless you're using it with a Wavebird that's still going to involve wires.

u/smashbrawlguy · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The PowerA Gamecube Controller is basically a Switch Pro Controller (minus rumble and Amiibo scanning) housed in the casing of a Gamecube controller. It's a very faithful recreation of the original, the only difference I've noticed is the addition of the extra buttons.

u/WastelandHound · 3 pointsr/5by5DLC

I've tried a couple cheap-o grips, and they never feel quite right. The plastic ones always seem kind of loose and I don't like the feel of silicon after an extended period. The Satisfye looks pretty good, but what I'm holding out for is the Hori Split Pad Pro, which basically splits a Pro Controller in half and turns them into Joy-cons, with the addition of things like programmable back paddles that are pretty standard on elite/pro style controllers now.

Granted, it's about twice as much as just a grip, but it's still cheaper than a new set of official Joy-cons.

u/MatNomis · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

There are no games that won’t work on a Switch Lite at all, only a couple that would require you to use joycons. Since the Switch Lite has built in controls and doesn’t come with a set of joycons, that means for these games, you’d need to have purchased or otherwise acquired a set of joycons, separately. Remember: the Switch is compatible with all Switch wireless controllers. It’s also compatible with all Switch USB controllers, if you get a sold-separately charging stand that has a USB port(s). The only controllers that won’t work (presumably ever) with the Lite are “attach-only” controllers that must be slid onto the Switch’s side rails to work (no wireless option). The only controllers I’m aware of that do that are third party ones like this and this (both by Hori).

Thus, you can add support for any game, if it’s ever critical. The only major thing you absolutely cannot do, is video out.

That out of the way, the games I’m aware of that require joycons and won’t work out of the box with the Lite, are:

  • Mario Party
  • 1-2 Switch
  • Fitness Boxing
  • Ring Fit Adventure

    Another exception would be the Nintendo LABO kits. All the software would work, but these kits all involve custom cutouts that are sized to hold the Switch with its joycons off. Of course, it’s cardboard, so you could presumably figure out a workaround with enough tape and scissors.
u/RosyRaichu · 3 pointsr/wiiu

Will USB Switch controllers work on the Wii U? Specifically this one.

u/ZombiePyroNinja · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

First, Third and Fourth- I take it you've really haven't had a Nintendo console for a long time.

Nintendo is trapped in another decade when it comes to online, and it really shows with the Online service and onboard NIC card. When it comes to the price of first party games; welcome to a nintendo console: Anything with a first party Nintendo character will rarely price drop but they're usually worth it with Nintendo being one of the few devs to sit as high as they do on metacritic for as long as they have.

> Yeah I know there are some good games for this thing, but the system experience outside of that is really sub par.

That's the whole point really. The video game console plays really good video games. Pick up Fire Emblem if you enjoy a tactics game/Persona's social system or Mario Odyssey if you enjoyed Sunshine on the gamecube days or Bayonetta 1&2 or Smash. Or start trying indie games, my Switch for a really long time was a glorified Binding of Isaac machine after Breath of the Wild until the library expanded as large as it did

As for your second point it's really your preference, I got large hands and the switch feels fine in portable mode. Used to have a Vita and it was a nightmare. If you hate the Joycon dpad so much then I recommend Hori Dpad Joycon (But to be clear it does not work wireless nor vibrate. Friend of mine loves the dpad on it though) for handheld play and a Pro controller for docked, the pro controller for me is on par for comfort with an Xbox one controller, never beena fan of Dualshocks.

u/Pwuz · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Like this?

I just find it nice to have the Netflix style catalog rather than a-la-carte. I bought a lot of NES games on my Wii & Wii U, but still only a fraction of those available.

u/CakedayIsBirthday · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Joy-Con (2) – Gray:

Amazon –

Target –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Red (L)/Blue (R):

Amazon –

Target –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Blue:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (2) – Red:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (L) – Gray:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

Joy-Con (R) – Gray:

Amazon –

GameStop –

Walmart –

I can't seem to find the Best Buy links now, but they will also probably be there too. All additional Joy-Con variations to purchase now are: Gray (2), Red (L) & Blue (R), Red (2), Blue (2), Gray (L), & Gray (R)

u/NMe84 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It would be if it were true:

Both colors are an option too, though they're in the opposite position from the ones you get with a red/blue Switch:

And considering pre-owned joy-cons cost $35 you're not saving that much money either...

u/BeaArthursLoveSlave · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Same price on Amazon too.

Edit: Says available to ship in 1-2 days though.

u/cowsareverywhere · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

If you dont see the price, go here.

u/LunaTheWitch · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The neon console comes with Blue left, and Red right. If you buy the pack of neon joycons (the one that's 80 dollars and comes with both) you get Red left, and Blue right. You can also buy blue and red individual joycons for either side.

Edit: You can also buy a set ($80) of just one color.

u/Xkhaoz · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I went ahead and scrubbed through and am gonna also compile a list of games available for pre-order through Amazon. Eligible for 20% off for Prime subscribers! Some product pages will show as Switch Title [Number] but once in your cart they will display the proper name. Amazon does not charge you until the product is shipped!

Game | Price | Tentative Release Date
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Fifa| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild STANDARD EDITION| $59.99 | 03/03/2017
Puyo Puyo Tetris | $39.99 | 05/31/2017
Arms | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Splatoon 2| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Redout | $39.99 | 12/31/2017
Super Mario Odyssey| $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Xenoblade 2 | $59.99 | 12/31/2017
Lego City Undercover Switch|$59.99 | 04/30/2017|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild SPECIAL EDITION|$99.99| 03/13/2017
|1-2 Switch| $49.99| 12/31/2017
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe| $59.99| 12/31/2017
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild MASTER EDITION|$129.99|03/13/2017 SOLD OUT AS OF WRITING
|Sonic Mania: Collector's Edition|$69.99| 05/31/2017

Will add titles as they are added!

Looks like accessories are also coming in!

Accessory | Price | Tentative Release Date
|Nintendo Switch, Grey Joy-Cons| $299.99| 03/03/2017 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
|Nintendo Switch, Colored Joy-Cons|$299.99| 03/03/2017 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Nintendo Joy-con (L)-Gray - | $49.99 | 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Gray | $7.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Nintendo Switch Carrying Case + Screen Protector|$19.99|03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Neon Red| $7.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip| $29.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Nintendo Switch AC Adapter| $29.99| 03/03/2017
|Nintendo Joy-Con Strap-Neon Blue|$7.99| 03/03/2017

u/Ghostcart · 3 pointsr/gpdwin

Evecase 5.6 x 5.6 x 3.5 inch Camera Bag.
Chose this after trying too long to find a 3DS bag that didn't have horrible straps. $16 with Prime

Anker USB 3.0 4* USB tap.
Obviously, you need to have more than 1 USB port to do much, like using a mouse with a usb drive.
$9 with Prime.

Cable Matters Mini HDMI male to HDMI Female cable 2 pack.
Minor shaving required. Not tested extensively.
$10 with Prime.

Lexar USB 3.0 Micro SD Card Reader
If you want to use a ferry card or temporarily pop your card of choice into a computer, one of these is incredibly helpful. Plus it's tiny. You can probably get one cheaper if you don't want the 32GB card included.
$33 with Prime.

Standard XBOne Controller.
Works without any need to mess with dongles on Windows 10. It'll even work with headphones/sets.
$35-$50ish, depending on color and luck.

Venom Xbox One Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack.
I don't recommend these in particular, but a rechargeable pack is a must if you don't want to guzzle batteries.
$17 with Prime.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M185.
Pretty reliable, but only has the standard 2 mouse buttons plus tilting and clicking mousewheel. Receiver stores inside nicely.
$13 with Prime.

Kid Icarus Folding 3DS Stand That I Had In A Box.
Needs a little rubber bumper to help secure the Win properly.
$10 with Prime.

Perrix Asymetrical Folding Keyboard.
This one might be tough to find, but it works amazingly. The weird fold system pushes the main hinge off to the side, so it is less likely to fold the moment you put it on your lap. It also completely hides the hinge when the keyboard is unfolded. A bit cramped, but the keys are properly clicky laptop keys.
For image and model reference

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger*
While looking for my power pack, I found this one. Seems to be a flat upgrade. 26800mAh with 3
4.8A output USB ports. Also has 2 micro usb inputs for double the charge speed?
$59.99 with Prime.

Other possible pack-ins.

Bluetooth Numpads.
If you're primarily going to be gaming, you might want to drop the full keyboard in favor of a bit of space plus one of these. Works nicely with a mouse if you rebind with HIDMacros. Also more tiny airport/college desk friendly. Example unit is $30

Similarly, you might want to try a half controller + mouse option using a device like the
Nintendo Joy-Con's left unit. Drivers are still being worked on though, so only get this if you're up for beta troubles.
$50ish, but you can get lucky on eBay.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive.
The one in all the Win lists I've seen, but I figured I'd list it here for convenience.
$45 with Prime.

All this stuff takes a total of 3 AAA (2 for the keyboard, 1 for the numpad) and 1 AA battery that will need replacing eventually. I hesitate to recommend rechargeable ones, as I have yet to find a micro charger for them.

Inateck USB 3.0 Ethernet + 3 USB 3.0 port adapter.
You might want to replace the 4 port one with one like this if you plan to do network maintenance, secure data transfer, or just plain download things quickly.

$20 with Prime.

PS4 Controller.
Some people prefer this to the XBOne one. It's lighter in the hand (and bag), comes with a built in rechargeable battery with absurd life, and has a touchpad with 4 physical buttons underneath. Can do some pretty crazy things with the touchpad via Steam's controller customization, but has weaker compatibility with non-Steam applications. Also works with PS4 Remote Play.
Worth noting that, unlike the ps3 controller, this can charge directly from any micro usb power supply. Headset support seems to require the official receiver dongle, sold separately.
Controller Alone: $40-60 Depending on color. Silver's cheapest.
Adapter Alone: $66
Controller + Adapter Bundle: $66

Budget 1 Handed Controller**
Hey, if you want to try 1/2 Controller + Mouse, why start off pricey?

Phew, that's about all I have on hand.

u/devLyfe · 3 pointsr/Blazblue

If you already have a stick that you like brooks is making a converter that will take a ps3/ps4 or a xb360/xb1 stick and convert it to switch. Or if you want a stick especially for the switch, hori does make one.

u/scloutkst2889 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Neon red and blue pair of joycon finally available for pre order on amazon us. This is just the joycon not the console

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red/Neon Blue

u/Ragter · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red/Neon Blue

They are opposite colors.

However I'm not sure if you can buy them individually so it can match the neon switch package.

u/paulmgm · 3 pointsr/GameSale
u/cptblumpkins · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon mixed Joy-Con set (Red/Blue) is now available.

Here is the link:

u/RoamingFox · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Gramernatzi · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>80 bucks

Joy-cons are dropping in price recently and you can get them used if you want them even cheaper. And honestly... most people don't care about 1-2-Switch, and can live without Super Mario Party. Those are the only games I can think of that require joy-con play. I doubt more will be announced with the advent of the Lite.

u/Nope1252 · 3 pointsr/Xenoblade_Chronicles

If you're strictly just looking to pouch spam and AFK farm core crystals, buy this and watch this and this.

If you still want to emulate and automate inputs for whatever reason, the Switch supports USB peripherals. If you want to use a controller, use a GC adapter and solder an Arduino to a GCC board (or splice the wires) and run macros off of it. Otherwise you could just spoof an HID using your preferred microcontroller. Spoofing joy-cons sounds like a lot more work.

There's a surprisingly detailed tutorial by Hax$ and WatchingTime on how to install an Arduino Uno in a GCC here. The purpose is to help with advanced techniques in another game, but the script should help you get started.

Good luck.

u/Kraft_MarioMaker · 3 pointsr/Switch

The 8bitdo controllers are solid, I have been using this for indie games and retro stuff which makes up alot of my Switch Library:

If you need a more modern controller for games just buy a wired Switch Controller. Personally I really like HORI's controllers and this one features a really good D-Pad:

u/Blueowl789 · 3 pointsr/USF2

I imagine it is pretty rare to play with joycon....

I play with pro-controller, but that's not ideal either. I am very much looking forward to Hori Pro-Controller, which I think will be just right.

u/that_90s_guy · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not OP, but I'm pretty confident he/she is talking about either the Hori wired switch pro controller, or the PowerA wired switch pro controller, since both of them cost about $25 USD, and they are both officially licensed by Nintendo.

However, I strongly recommend you reconsider if you'll be using them for Smash. I've used both of them at work, and honestly speaking...the quality is solid. Sure, they both feel light and cheap, but honestly speaking the finish is pretty darn good for the price. The only major quality con I see is they both have a fair share of hardware issues, with controllers that randomly stop working after some time, thus their low rating on Amazon despite high sales numbers.

The thing that will probably get you though is how bad the controls are for smash, and that if you're going for quality, you just wont beat the Pro Controller. I actually kinda went in depth about this in my other response to you as well above here, but basically, I'm pretty confident that had I bought these cheaper alternatives for Smash, and then tried the Pro Controller, I'd have regretted my decision horribly...

u/TheBeast1981 · 3 pointsr/Switch

Everyone is recommending to buy another set of joycons (about 70$), what about buying 3 or 4 wired horipad pro controllers (4x18=74$)?

That way you don't have to worry about batteries and they are more comfortable to hold than a small single joycon and are cheaper to replace if they get treated roughly from young kids.

u/CharlestonChewbacca · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I mean, between the PowerA controller and the Hori controller, there are already cheap alternatives.

That said; the Gamecube Controller adapter for Wii U is already compatible with the Switch. I wouldn't be surprised if they rebranded it as the Gamecube Controller Adapter for Switch and rereleased it alongside another series of Smash themed Gamecube controllers.

Honestly, my concern is a single-joycon focus affecting gameplay.

u/Caroao · 3 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

amazon has them at MSRP right now

u/lolgamof · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Thanatos- · 3 pointsr/nintendo

I wanted an extra official Power cable anyways (~$25) so i got this and intend to convert it to a Portable Dock with one of these

Feel much better gutting a dock if i have a backup already. Would hate to have to drop $70-90 just to get another dock if i screwed something up.

u/fictitiousacct · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Outside of having a dedicated switch bag, there's also the option of replacing the dock case. It uses the exact Nintendo components and just repackages it to something smaller. Of course, you'd need to be okay with opening your dock and removing the parts to do so.

u/Doedel51 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want something more compact, there is this solution:

You would have to buy this + an official Nintendo dock and then sort of build it yourself.

u/Lorben · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can make your original dock into a travel dock.

There's kits on Amazon for that.

There's surprisingly little in an official dock so the parts easily fit in a smaller case.

u/longviewite · 3 pointsr/Switch

Stick with the dock and power cord that came with your switch. If you are at all handy, you can get a replacement shell that you can carefully remove the guts of the original and replace.

u/avilash · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Good luck. The currently state of things is that most people avoid any 3rd party docks like the plague since Nintendo didn't follow the USB 3.1 standard exactly, and because of this it was not an uncommon occurrence for a 3rd party dock to end up frying the Nintendo Switch.

Your best bet would be to get an official Nintendo Switch dock, disassemble to remove all plastic so that you have just the circuit board, and put that board into a more portable form factor. Something like:


EDIT:I did purchase Best Buy's Isginia third party dock and use it regularly. It does the job. I've used it for about 5 months now and my Switch is still working.You do occasionally have to completely unplug the thing to reset it, as it will occasionally not recognize the Switch is being docked. But since it is primarily for portability, it likely will be unplugged often anyway.

u/Nayrm79 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Do not under any circumstances buy 3rd party Switch docks. Buy one of these if you want a travel dock.

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

You have to transfer internals from your Nintendo dock to the basstop. But you'll save yourself a bricked Switch.

u/jrbless · 3 pointsr/Switch

If vertical clearance is your problem, I have a suggestion. Get a BASSTOP Portable Dock Shell and transplant the "guts" of the normal dock into this shell. Much easier to get the Switch in and out this way when you have space considerations.

Since this approach uses the normal hardware of an official dock, you don't need to worry about it being 3rd party for bricking-type issues.

u/SleepyTexan · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

General consensus is don't bother, if you're willing to risk it the only thing I've seen on here and /r/NintendoSwitchDeals is gutting your current dock and adding it to here.

Again though, it's not recommended.

u/wouldnotjointhedance · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I highly recommend the Basstop Replacement

I've been using it for a couple years. You do have to dismantle an actual first party dock but I never had any regrets. I did need to look up a video on taking the dock apart (their video linked in their instructions sucks) but it only took about 10 minutes and they shipped it with the needed tools.

u/augowl_ · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

There is a conversion (link) that you can take the innards from a Nintendo first party dock and fill in the shell. It's more expensive, but the only 100% safe route to a portable dock.

I still haven't seen any brick reports from the Insignia dock either, but I can't recommend any third party dock anymore since it could potentially be brickable by a future update.

u/motorboat_mcgee · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I just went with this: BASSTOP Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Replacement Case ( Only the case, you have to DIY with the circuit board chip from the original dock ) (Black)

u/Akmantainman · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Consider purchasing this dock shell if you travel alot it's 100% worth it.

I travel 1-3 times a month for work here's my notes for Taking the switch...

Carry On

  1. Switch in Satisfye Grip Case (Highly reccomened if playing in portable mode alot) make sure you get the smaller case, the other one is huge.
  2. Metal Switch Stand, I like bring this because sometime I just down want to hold the thing during the flight or at the hotel
  3. Anker Power Bank and Cable
  4. Game Case. Alternatively, you can pack just a few in your case.

    Checked Bag
  5. Travel Dock
  6. HDMI Cabke
  7. Pro Controller
  8. Official Power Brick (maybe in carry in depending how long the flight is)

    I also do alot of traveling to rural areas of Alaska so limited internet and very little to do most of the year. If I'm going anywhere for more than a 3 days I'll usually buy a new game or start over a game.
u/UCLAKoolman · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

$12.99 with prime shipping. It comes with all the tools you need to make the swap and there are YouTube tutorials online. Took less than thirty minutes to move everything over.

Haven't had any issues. I've used it on three two-week business trips now. When I'm home I use an official dock.

u/Bms750 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

>" The listing simply said “pink/green joycon”

Isn't that exactly what you got? Pink/Green Joycons.

From Amazon:

" Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Green/Neon Pink Splatoon 2 (Japan Import) "

u/Yung_Elon · 3 pointsr/nintendo

Yeah it says that but it let the order go through for me and a few others I know of. You're looking at the correct listing I think. Dont the mods here delete links? Here it is in case

u/kyanostiger · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They're also currently available from Amazon Spain

u/Wretro · 3 pointsr/splatoon

The ones by the amiibo are these from Japan. Along with the silicone ones I have, they also have a clear crystal case with the splat design on it here.

For the Joy-Con connected to my Switch, do you mean the clear crystal case I have them in or the actual colors? Because those are the green/pink Joy-con that Japan/Europe received.

u/urboipure · 3 pointsr/splatoon

Haha, I was going to get red and blue but before my birthday Walmart released a Splatoon bundle and my mom asked if I wanted that one and of course I said yes!
Also if you want to buy the joycons on there own they sell them on Amazon, here's a link

u/dllemmr2 · 3 pointsr/fightsticks

The N30 Arcade stick from 8Bitdo is $60 and are also well regarded. You could swap out the buttons/stick, or borrow the wireless guts.

u/yoimdumbsry · 3 pointsr/fightsticks

You can go as cheap as this or as expensive as this

An in-between may be this or this (larger, comes with plexi and has custom artwork capability) since you could swap the parts out with your sanwa parts pretty easily.

Another option would be this if you want the same as the F300 but with bluetooth but it'd require some cable splicing as it only has four 2pin connectors while Sanwa uses 5pin for the joystick.

u/wishywashywonka · 3 pointsr/RetroPie
u/ignition386 · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This one?

Comments on Amazon say it uses microUSB.

u/sasasa377 · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Mate I'm sorry to say but I strongly doubt you'll be able to get $90 for the joycons. The case is neat, but you can get brand new joycons on Amazon for 71$, less for the red/blue ones. The color is neat but I'm doubtful anyone would pay a 20$ premium on it. Perhaps if you priced it a bit closer to 70$ you'd have better luck - but even then after fees and shipping you're coming out way lower than you could on Craigslist.

As for the mouse, that's a pretty okay price there. Good luck with the sales.

u/StatWhines · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm going to express a bit of an unpopular opinion too. I don't have any amibos, and I don't care about rumble, so, I bought the Hori Wired Controller ( when I bought the switch.

I've been totally thrilled with it while docked gaming (it can only really be used while docked, unlike the Pro) and the money I saved paid for another game.

u/bradwiggo · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/MysteriousLie7 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

It's unlikely that Nintendo will add this, but...maybe!

But, you can get this controller for about $15-$20 and it does 2 levels of turbo and works really nicely to be honest.

u/javapiston14 · 2 pointsr/OpenEmu

If you’re looking for a cheap controller with a modern layout, you could try the Wired Pro Controller for the Switch. Only drawback is the triggers are either pressed or not pressed.


u/Pretelethal · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here you go!

Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Wired Controller Officially Licensed by Nintendo

u/lostfrog1357 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

Official third-party alternatives don't include gyro, rumble, or NFC. I doubt that's the reason. Regardless, I'm in the mindset of Wii U accessories never working on Switch, and that's fine.

u/Wolfy76700 · 2 pointsr/ARMS

Well, in theory it might be possible with a Turbo Controller for PS/XBox (Including fighting sticks) and a Brook Adapter, but I cannot test that because I don't have any Brook Adapter.

That would work pretty well with a Turbo Fighting Stick because while you cannot move, you could just leave a book on the L & R buttons and let it do the job since the post-game menu is defaulted on Rematch.

Good thing is, with the Brook Wii U Adapter update, we do somewhat have access to this option, although it is not for everybody. The HORIPad that comes out this month will have turbo functions and will be cheaper, but I don't know if said function is confirmed to work for triggers.

If you're feeling like building something, you could also do that with an Arduino and two synchronized motors, with a little thingie on each to press on the L & R Buttons. If you sync that, that would work too as it would simulate a turbo press on those buttons. The main problem is to sync the two presses as well as keep the Joy-Con or Pro-Con stable in this system. This kind of things has been seen with, for instance, Ditto Hunting in Pokémon Sun & Moon, so that wouldn't be such a new idea.

u/PixeledBrain · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Im getting my switch in about a week and a half, so i've started to look for accesories, and I think i need some help :P

Initially ill be getting Mario Kart, so im going to buy the official Joy Con Wheel x2 thing.

I was also going to buy a carrying case, and I saw this one, which looked nice.

The last thing I was going to buy for now was a screen protector, since i've heard they can get scratched easily when placing/removing the console from the dock, so I was thinking of buying this one. I also saw a Hori screen protector, but it has horrible reviews (Mostly complaining about it unsticking at the bottom of the switch because of the heat when being docked).

So, are these good choices or should I buy some other one instead?

Also, ill probably end up buying a controller, however, I find the pro controller to be too expensive, so I was thinking of buying the Hori one which is much more affordable, but is it any good? Are there any other good controllers? And I was looking at Hori stuff, so I stumbled upon the Playstand, and the game case. Are they worth buying?


Sorry if this comment is too big, im very hyped for the Switch, and I dont want to ruin my experience with bad accesories =)


EDIT: I forgot to ask, Is a big SD Card worth it? How much space would you recommend if it is?

u/SMBLOZ123 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

EDIT: Immediately realized it was wired. Still good controller, though.

u/Psychoneirik · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Can anyone give me their opinions on the Horipad ? I only want it for whenever friends or family come over to my house so we can play MK8 and this is the cheapest option I've found. Oh, and since it is wired, is there anyway to use it in tabletop mode? Maybe with an adapter or something?

u/Teggert · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you don't mind playing wired, the HORIPAD is an awesome value. That's what I ended up going with after getting a Pro Controller. However, the HORIPAD is so comfy, sometimes I use it instead of the Pro Controller, especially with how much better its D-pad is. I have certain friends that are really rough on my controllers as well, so it's a perfect one to hand them.

u/lostinthewoods466 · 2 pointsr/StardewValley

You can purchase them anywhere they should be on amazon.

Sorry I’m in the UK currently if you were looking for an American link but they should be pretty easy to find. Pretty damn pricey tho

u/crazytr · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Gamestop has a yellow pair. I know I bought it like two weeks ago.


edit: amazon does as well .

u/Forrester777 · 2 pointsr/AmiiboCanada

Also would like to point out that they're Back up on

u/MoogleMan3 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Basstop dock shell

You use the pcb from the oem dock and install it in the basstop shell and you have a portable dock that's as good as oem.

u/P0rtableAnswers · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You may want to be careful and do some research first. Rumors exist that the official Nintendo Dock is currently the only safe dock. Other alternatives are apparently bricking people's Switch consoles, even the Nyko one. I understand cost is always a factor but perhaps consider buying an official Nintendo Dock and swapping the guts into one of these. All together it's about $100 but there could also be upcoming deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Also remember, the Switch can be replaced but, as of right now.

u/ThiefTwo · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I actually got this case replacement for the dock:

I'm hoping it will work, and they didn't specifically disable docking functionality

u/throwawaylsjkcnasnd · 2 pointsr/funny

I've seen a smaller direct cord option, of which might be less expensive, and would take up less space. Also would be more portable.

...This is the one I heard of (I think I saw it at walmart or target) 27$:

...I noticed this one on Amazon (13$, but requires you to install something idk):



u/coldwar_7 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I got the Basstop, but these are the three I found on Amazon.

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch

J&TOP Portable DIY Replacement Dock Mount Case

Linkstyle Nintendo Switch Dock Station Case Replacement

u/erwan · 2 pointsr/nintendo

The only surefire solution for now is to buy an official dock, and put its guts in a small case like this one:

It's pricey, but the only way to get a travel dock without risking a brick.

u/RavioliSpills · 2 pointsr/Switch

Dang that sucks man :/ maybe you could get a different type of dock?

This thing seems pretty rad, you do have to do a bit of fiddling with the old dock to get it to work.

This video explains it:

u/DeadLeftovers · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I received the TomToc Storage Case today and it’s great. I’m able to store my Switch, Joycon Grip, Power cable as well as the Nintendo Switch dock with it in the
Basstop Portable Dock Shell

You won’t be able to store an HDMI cable but that shouldn’t be an issue considering most people have a spare HDMI cable or a device that is already using one.

If you want to store a Switch Pro Controller the Butterfox Extra Large Case might be a better option however it won’t work as a stand.

u/djfakey · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Sure. There are two where you transfer to get the tv output.

MYRIANN Nintendo Switch Portable DIY Replacement Dock Mount Case with Type C/HDMI/USB Jack Incision without Electronics for Nintendo Switch-Black

BASSTOP Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Replacement Case, Black ( Only the case, you have to DIY with the circuit board chip from the original dock )

And then just a charging cradle no other dock type features.

Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch, USB Type C Charging Dock Station Cradle Stand for Nintendo Switch - Black

u/banjoman05 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I bought a new dock shell kit from Amazon and swapped the original dock guts to it. All the benefits of a smaller third party dock with no chance of bricking because the dock hardware is original. The new dock is about the size of a pack of cards itself.

u/superwiifan · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want a travel dock, the best way to do it imo is get a shell for a smaller dock from Amazon, and put your dock internals into it. It’s not difficult to do, it takes like 20-30 min, and you don’t have to worry about your Switch breaking from sketchy third party internals. I replaced mine a year and a half ago and it makes carrying the Switch w/ a dock much easier.

u/MattCz9 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You can get a shell of sorts where you can take the internals of an official Switch and put them into this smaller dock. Likely going to have to buy a second dock if you don't want to take apart your original one so it might not be that cheap, but I personally think it's a better option than buying a cheap third party dock only to have it brick your Switch.

u/Emuchu · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

The official dock is "portable" in the sense that it's light and easy to move around, but it's also much larger than it needs to be and wouldn't fit into most Switch carry cases. The electronics component of the dock consists of a single board that's only about 2" x 2", so you can actually disassemble the official dock and stick all the guts into a smaller case such as this BASSTOP one on Amazon. This makes the dock small enough to stick into your pocket... or inside your switch case.

A dongle is another possible solution--and in fact they exist already, albeit in an unlicensed and may-brick-your-console kind of way, but the issue with both of these things is that Nintendo wants to cover the screen up while it's in docked mode. Personally, I went with the transplanted smaller dock, so that I could fit the Switch, dock, power adapter, and two extra Joycon into the same zippered Switch carry case.

u/SexlessNights · 2 pointsr/funny

Buy a smaller dock enclosure

u/DapperDano · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

What's the best portable dock shell? After hearing all the horror stories of 3rd party docks I'm just going to put the official one in a new shell. The main one I can find is this:

u/MooKids · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If the dock still works, you could just buy a new aftermarket enclosure.

I just ordered this portable replacement case.

It is just a plastic shell, and it uses the Switch dock internals to function, so it really isn't a third party dock.

u/GaveUpMyGold · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

This is the one I used. It's just a smaller housing for the circuit board in the Switch dock, about the size of a deck of cards.

u/on8wingedangel · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

DON'T USE THIS, strong likelihood of bricking your Switch. Buy this instead and a spare first-party dock to transplant into it. I did it myself, it was pretty easy.

u/gandhiofcoc · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

the JP splatoon colors are green/pink:

u/G-Craka · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

A lot of weird "deals"...PLenty of things arn't even on sale. Like these joy cons for $110. May not even arrive before XMAS.

u/forntonio · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Saxophobe · 2 pointsr/splatoon

Seems like we're all in luck! Look what I just saw popped up today on Amazon...

(that one was on Amazon France, and was the cheapest I've seen so far). However, if they don't deliver to where you live, it seems that the main USA amazon has these as japanese imports with international shipping (much more expensive, but is a way to get them if all else fails)

not seen them on any of the other amazons yet, but I reckon if given long enough they eventually will. (but for now, those above two methods are already possible!)

Hope this helps!

u/Obi-Tron_Kenobi · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Looks like it's only being sold by a 3rd party seller. Here's the link to the product, but you'd have to wait for the price to drop back down to normal.

(Here's proof of my purchase)

u/missthangx · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

It now says shipping to the US is unavailable. Sadly. Keeps charging me a dollar tho. But the money is still in my account.

Is there any other way to get these or should I just wait for
the US release?

EDIT: Actually found a way to have it shipped to the US for $84. Go on UK Amazon sign up for the Prime Free Trial and you'll have access to pre-order. They are on stock August 9th 2017. Just placed my order and i'm hoping this works! :)

EDIT...again: False alarm...... How do people get it shipped to the US? After I place the order it keeps saying it can't be delivered to the US. PLEASE HELP!

u/Shanghaied66 · 2 pointsr/fightsticks

Another to consider (edit, it's basically an upmarked M300 with bluetooth):

I did a full Sanwa mod on it, wasn't too bad. I think you should be able to get a JLF and buttons for around $40.

Works on PC, switch, and Android and the wireless works pretty well.

u/TyMiles2012 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Honestly, I would just double down on a dedicated fight stick if you're going to play a fighting game. I don't have one capable with the Switch but my friends and I all got Skullgirls back in the day and I also got a fight stick just for it. Can't go back to a controller for fighting games as I've even used it for SC6 recently. 8bitdo's NES themed one is a literal hardware clone at least on the outside of the one I use but has Switch support and I think it's cheaper. You can even replace the joystick gate and buttons with real arcade hardware if you really want assuming the insides are the same.

If you want a standard controller, not sure. Best bet I can give you is to get one of those shell swaps that change the dedicated buttons to a DPad if you're willing. I thought it was absolutely worth it, but it involves disassembly.

Fight Stick:

Joycon DPad Shell:

u/the_loneliest_noodle · 2 pointsr/fightsticks

I can't say much to actually taking it apart, but the pro controller just uses bluetooth, Seems a bit expensive to buy one to tear down as I can't imagine you'll have much use for the rumble and gyros, which is what I assume adds a lot of the cost to it's pricetag.

For ease of conversion though, Why not use the guts in one of these?:

Cost less than a pro controller anyway.

u/Brazenology · 2 pointsr/fightsticks

Not sure what the pricing would be in your area but give the 8bitdo N30 Arcade Stick a look. If you're looking for nostalgia then this might tick the right boxes for you.

u/pslyman · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They're actually $20 on Amazon right now, and $25 on Walmart.

u/Meme-ic · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

What's the difference between this PowerA wired controller and this same controller *plus*


From what I saw in the box it's just the extra controller caps and 2 extra feet on the cable, but wanted to know if that was it


(I mean call it plus just for the caps?)

u/DaveLambert · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Just FYI: you can shorten those 2nd and 3rd Amazon links by dropping everything starting with "/ref="; that part is completely unnecessary to the link. Delete those five characters, and everything after them, and you're left with a nice clean URL like the first one is. As an example, here's the second URL, cleaned up:

u/samvest · 2 pointsr/AndroidGaming

I have that adapter and it works great. As far as motion control it is important (though mostly optional) for some games - Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Doom for example. The Joycons the Switch comes with of course can handle it as can the official Pro Controller and this upcoming 3rd party pro controller -

Switch controllers don't play nice with Android afaik.

u/qwertylerqw · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I also would recommend just the normal PowerA controller over the GCN one unless you really want it for Smash. The GCN button layout isn’t the best for most other Switch games and the nub-like design of the right joystick is not as good for games that use it a lot.

There is only one color that’s also $40 right now, but here’s the link!

I hope this helps you decide what it is you want to get. Either way you go you won’t be disappointed with the quality

u/Dylanica · 2 pointsr/Gamecube

This is the Power A wireless Gamecube controller for the switch. It is pretty much just like a normal Gamecube controller, but it has Bluetooth connectivity an extra trigger, and both of the sticks have a click action as well. It, unfortunately, can't connect to the GameCube, but this is my favorite controller.

u/Fuzunga · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Evidently, PowerA is also making a wireless version with gyros in it.

u/KeroZero · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Right now the Pro Controller is down to $59.99 almost everywhere so it may be a good time if you want to go that route.

Personally, I ordered a couple PowerA Wireless Gamecube controllers. They have all the same buttons as a Pro Controller, with the added benefit of using AA batteries. I have their Switch wireless controller and aside from feeling lighter (thus slight cheap feeling) it holds up really well and even has remappable buttons on the underside.

u/AimlesslyWalking · 2 pointsr/Games

This post got a bit longwinded because I'm a bit passionate on this subject, sorry. The PC gamepad space was a nightmare before Valve singlehandedly fixed it all. It used to be "Buy an Xbox pad or get out." Or as you said, "no other controller compares with it."

So Valve made the other controllers compare with it. Arguably, it's actually become the weakest and most feature-deprived controller these days now that other controllers are allowed to compete with native support across the board, because the only real advantage it had was that every game natively supported it. It has no gyro, no touchpad, and the least amount of usable buttons out of all the major controllers. I'd make an Epic Store comparison, but I have better things to talk about:

Beyond just adding support for every controller under the sun, the amount of control Steam Input gives you is incredible. Anything you could think of, and dozens of things you never thought of and never knew you needed. You can make it so that buttons behave differently based on whatever else is being pressed. A common thing to do is to bind the Back button with various other buttons for things like volume, playlist control, alt tabbing, etc.

If you have a PS4 pad or a Steam Controller (or any future controller that adds touchpads) you can add Touch Menus to them. These are fully customizable:

Example One

Example Two

Example Three

If you don't have a touchpad, you can use Radial Menus instead, which work similarly but with a stick instead of a touchpad.

My personal favorite use is for a Steam Controller which I configured to use the gyro for precise aiming, but have it only enabled while my thumb on the right touchpad so it only moves when I want it to move, and the sensitivity drops if I half-pull my trigger for lining up the shot. It makes using a controller in an FPS actually bearable, even enjoyable at times.

And again: Valve developed all of this as part of the software suite for their own controller, and then just natively supported all other controllers for all features that they're reasonably capable of. The PS4 and Switch Pro controllers can use Gyro, PS4 can use Touchpad, etc. They went out of their way to improve the competition for their own product because it was better for their customers. The end result was that they wanted controllers to be better, they didn't care how we got there.

Hell, at the beginning of this year they randomly added support for PowerA's Gamecube-style Switch Pro controller. It blew my mind, I did not expect them to add official support shortly after release for this obscure third party controller, but they did.

That's why I don't like Epic. Epic would never do any of this. That's why they're not interested in being better, they're not interested in actually competing. They're interested in giving you no other options. You don't have to be better if you're the only choice. That's why I don't value their "competition" at all. We don't need them. We were doing fine until they came along and started screwing everything up.

u/safe_for_work_stuff · 2 pointsr/EmulationOnAndroid

If you've already got an OTG adapter then any usb controler will work. Here's a PC usb gamecube controller that should work

There's the gamecube controller for the switch, but I don't know if those will work on phone/pc or not.

there are wireless ones for the switch, which means on android they'ge got that wierd terrible input lag so avoid those.

I've found that using the magic-ns adapter plugged into my phone, I can connect joycons or other Switch wireless controllers to my Note8 and play emulator games just fine. I was playing Windwaker with it last week.

u/Rg_RANDROID · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
  1. Buy a tempered glass screen protector. Docks have been known to scratch them up.
  2. Buy a micro SD card that's at LEAST 128GB in size.
  3. If you're going to play handheld at all and experience discomfort, definitely buy either a Skull & Co grip or a Satisfye grip.
  4. If you want to share your games AT ALL with anybody else in your family who also owns their own separate Switch, definitely buy your games physical. (There is a LOT you can read up on cloud saves / game sharing / etc. about this, but this is the rule of thumb, imo.)
  5. If you're NOT going to share your games with anybody else, then buying your games digitally tends to cut down on load times a little bit, as far as I can tell. Just keep an eye on how much space you have left on your micro SD.
  6. Definitely buy a Nintendo Switch Online (or whatever the hell it's called) Subscription. You need this to play games online, and you get a bunch of free NES / SNES games, too. Also, if you want to buy the Online subscription for multiple Switches, there's a family plan thing you can get as well.
  7. If you're going to play docked, invest in a Pro Controller. If you're going to play Smash, either invest in a Gamecube controller adapter and get a GC controller... or buy this wireless controller.
u/frenchfriedtatters · 2 pointsr/smashbros

This is what I have. It actually runs on two Double A batteries lol. So I guess it'd be easier to disconnect. Just open the back and take the batteries out!

u/Tweissel · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure about these ...

u/dfjdejulio · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

So I just looked at their other products to see if there already was an Animal Crossing themed one.

There wasn't, but if 90% of your playing is in handheld mode, you might want to look this beast over...

(There is already a Pokemon-themed one.)

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Switch

Hori split pad pro $49.99

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

u/Worried_Toe · 2 pointsr/AlternativeAmazonVGF

Have you seen this thing? I'm going to pick one up. I play my switch solely in hand held mode and my hands cramp up a lot. I am hoping this helps with the cramping. Finding a case that this thing fits in though and is still portable, will be a challenge.


u/liger_0 · 2 pointsr/Toonami

How is Astral Chain? I've been meaning to get it as well but I haven't gotten around to it. I may just get a digital copy as my local Walmart didn't seem to have it in stock. I'll probably do the same for Daemon X Machina and get those sweet looking third party joy-cons that are being associated with the game.

u/BraveQ-tip · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

For handheld play, although bulky, the Hori "joycons" for deamon x machina are insane. They ONLY work in handheld, and are definitely made for handheld power users.

u/_IAAI_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Theres options like the HORI split pad pro:

Maybe someone can give a better suggestion, though.

u/havok0159 · 2 pointsr/Games

I was referring to this one, not the dpad left Joycon.

u/Thelgow · 2 pointsr/SwitchPirates

Ok, guitar playing probably has you a little more used to bending funny, although may or may not apply to thumbs.

The hori's are basically fullsize pro controllers chopped in half.

Although no wireless option , or rumble, and other things so its just a straight up controller.

u/vast888 · 2 pointsr/ShinyPokemon

Hahaha it’s not a case- it’s the new HORI joycons
Give them 8/10. Much more comfortable but no rumble or gyroscope

u/drbutchevil · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

If you’re playing handheld, this is amazing.

u/zetxy8 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

As an alternative to button covers, how about replacing the Joy cons with these?

u/forestminish · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

You could buy a pro controller, they are very comfortable. For handheld mode, Hori makes joycon with a wider grip

u/BriefStints · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I've been using this one for around 3 months now and it's done right by me. It's licensed by Nintendo and Hori make decent stuff.
Edit: FYI it's a USB controller if that makes a difference to you

u/iTookThis1 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

A HORI Battle Pad could do the trick.

u/inmeyal · 2 pointsr/truezelda

Also i found this:
i really find it so cool but can i use it to play all of the zelda games ?

u/BToney005 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I think the grip with 2 joycons is fine, I did buy a couple of Hori Battle Pads for Smash though. The main reason being I want some extra controllers for when friends come over but I don't want to pay for a controller I can't use for all of my games (excluding Mario Party). I like that it has shoulder buttons on it and that it connects via usb, so I don't need to buy the gamecube controller hub either.

u/TSchab20 · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I didn’t like it and bought a new left joy-con from Hori. It works great and has a traditional d-pad. Only downside is that the joy-con can only be used in handheld mode (attached to the switch), but this doesn’t effect me since I only play in handheld or docked with a pro controller.

This is the one I have: HORI D-Pad Controller (L) (Zelda) Officially Licensed - Nintendo Switch

u/ruffdaddysmooth · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

they also sell a left joycon that has a d-pad. Good for platformers, and maybe Zelda?

u/swissarmychris · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I have one of these (specifically this one) and while I haven't used it a ton, here are my best answers:

  • I haven't noticed any significant battery drain. I don't leave it on my Switch all the time, but I've left it on there when travelling and didn't notice any unusual drain either while playing or while it was in sleep mode.

  • If it's wider than a normal joycon, that's news to me. I have a pretty similar case to the one you linked (mine is probably a little smaller) and the Switch fits inside just fine with the Hori joycon on there. I don't think it will be a problem.

  • The dpad sends the exact same inputs as a stock joycon, so it should work with all games that use those buttons. I could see it being awkward/annoying for games that treat them as individual buttons, but it should still work.
u/dankus917 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Loofa08 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I hear you man but can I make a suggestion and buy the joy con that has to be attached at all times to work? The one with the D Pad. I’ve had it half a year and other than a goofy squishy minus button it works flawless. It’s normally $20 but I bought it for $13 on Amazon.

Edit: this HORI D-Pad Controller (L) (Zelda) Officially Licensed - Nintendo Switch

u/Habbert · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/MoonOnTheHorizon · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

you can get the neon joy-con controllers on
But you can also get covers for the joy cons if you don't want to spend the extra money right away on Best Buy for $15. Amazon also has these too for the same price. I got the covers and will buy the controllers at a later time as I shelled out enough money for the moment.

u/bkifft · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

All joy-cons (the ones with the console as well as those sold seperatly) come with dark grey/black straps (as seen for example on

The straps sold extra have different colors, light grey/neon ble/neon red.

u/ashtothemoon · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here's the all blue and all red also!

u/TigerStyleRawr · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Red JoyCon pair in stock -‘ships and sold from amazon

u/TetAlius · 2 pointsr/MyNintendo

Here is a photo of the odyssey ones:

And one from the red ones:

As you can see, the red on the odyssey ones it's quite different from this bundle. The colour looks more like the neon red, but maybe it is an exclusive european colour :D

u/genotwitch · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I dunno about EU/UK but in the US this is already a thing. Looking forward to my all red on the 3rd !

u/studben · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Does anyone know if we'll see the Red only and Blue only Joycon packs at retail, I know it's mainly grey I see, I have seen the occasional neon red/blue pack but I've never once seen, since Switch came out, the blue only or red only packs? Has anyone seen these? Are they making more of these what with the Yellow ones coming out. I prefer to buy things direct not through third party sellers like all of these.

u/danhakimi · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Here's a left one for $42 on amazon.

$43 on Newegg

Target overcharges for single joycons, and they're harder to find than I remember, but they're there.

u/greenturnip · 2 pointsr/dragonballfighterz

there's already one (semi-quality) switch-specific stick, but there are also adapters you can use with any other ps4 or xb1 stick. i personally use a custom stick with a brook universal board for the widest compatibility but if you only want to play on switch/pc the hori rap v will do you just fine.

u/BenkiTheBuilder · 2 pointsr/disabledgamers

Have you tried a fightstick like this
The buttons are a lot easier to actuate than on a gamepad, especially using multiple fingers. If you are able to exert just a little bit of force that might be an option. The buttons are also large enough that one can easily paste cloth or something onto them if the surface itself is your issue. With Microsoft's adaptive controller there's also the option mix and match other types of actuators such as foot pedals.

u/MTeson · 2 pointsr/KillerQueen

check out /r/NintendoSwitch - great sub with a lot of info. AFAIK, any decent fighting stick from Hori or something works with Switch. like this one:

But I imagine people have their own opinions on which is the best.

u/Kano523 · 2 pointsr/Games

Hori real arcade pro 5 for the switch. I highly recommend it.

u/SculptedPizza · 2 pointsr/ARMS

Try this one OP. I just don't think a fight stick would be too beneficial for arms due to the multiple move points. It's like the FPS of fighting games. I'm sure once mastered it'll work wonders.

u/TotalSpeech · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yup, I use the Hori RAP V.

u/sageredwood · 2 pointsr/blazbluextagbattle

I own the Hori arcade stick. I really like it and it works very well.

I also own a PS3 mad cats TE stick (mine has different art than this, best match I could find), I really like that one too. I use this usb stick to make mine work with my switch

I find that these sticks each have their own pros and cons.

|Soft plastic round buttons. Very Good|Hard plastic sawa style buttons. Perfect|
|Very hard clicking, very mechanical feeling stick. I love it. Just slightly better for change/charge moves|Softer smother stick, I also love it.|
|No lock feature, however the home button is all the way on the side so it is hard to press by accident. However I do hit start by mistake sometimes when going for a L1|Has a lock out switch, never accidentally press start or the system menu button again! Love It|
|Light weight and easy to put in your lap. Great|Heaviest stick I have every held. Still good for the lap, but I prefer a table. Also Great, but a little different|
|USB cord stores in controller. Feels Cheap|USB cord stores in controller. Feels Great|
|It's RED!|Lots of artwork options available. Pick a style that suits you!|
|Works on Switch and PC (x-input)! Change between the two with a hidden switch on the arcade stick! Wonderful Feature|Works on PS3 (and ps4 games with legacy support). Works on PC only if you set up a custom controller profile in steam. Works with switch when using the usb stick linked above. Not perfect but it will work|
|$150 New and feels like a $150 in your hands|$300-400 new and feels like $300-400 in your hands; but you won't get yours new. I don't think they are made anymore. Hunt for one on amazon or ebay, condition may very. I linked to a OEM/stock one that was going for 280 when in stock.|

I use the MadCatz on my pc as my main steam controller. I use the Hori on my switch. The adapter is used for when a friend comes over. I would never take the MadCatz stick to a competition. It only takes one drunk dudebro spilling a beer to ruin my irreplaceable controller.

If I were you, I would pick the Hori controller for simplicity and price. However if you want to try the MadCatz I found this for about 85-100, it may pair well with the use this usb stick for a very good $120-130 price tag. However the $85 sticks are stated to be in what amazon calls "acceptable condition" and may be missing packaging, manuals, or other pieces.

u/vgskid · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

So sorry you're still looking for a preorder :( Have you tried your local Walmarts? People seem to be having more luck there than anywhere else. Also, if you want the Neon and can spare the extra money, you can preorder the Neon Joy Cons from Amazon and just buy the grey Switch from Walmart.

u/nermal543 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nope, the joy-con packs you buy separately are reversed. See here.

u/EightBitDreamer · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They do sell red/red, blue/blue, and red/blue JoyCon sets. The red/blue set is even the opposite of the blue/red Switch console, so if you got that console and that set you can choose any red/blue combination. Example:

u/vegna871 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

does it?

MSRP for two Joy Cons is $80, not $90, and it's pretty common to find them with a 10-15% discount. $70 is still a lot though.

u/Bucketsu · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They did do that actually, the neon set is the opposite of what comes with the console. Here.

u/liamyorksen · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals
u/KuraiKiseki · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon has the neon red-blue for msrp right now. You can also order the double red or Grey but they'll take longer to ship.


edit: Gamestop has grey joy cons online as well

u/Asaily · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/kitt_lite · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R)-Gray

Gray pack is still available if u want it

u/onomeister · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

amazon grey joycons are currently $72 (free shipping):

u/osrs_h1n1 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon (Shipped and sold by Amazon, themselves) has the Gray joycon set on sale for $66.22 if you're looking to save a few bucks and buy from a legit seller.

u/pedrohm · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I know, I was mostly wondering about this because I wanted to get a pair of usb Hori's GC controller for Smash. And the WiiU GC adapter (some friends have) uses 2 usbs, so it would require a total o 4 usb.

u/Thanadoon · 1 pointr/SmashBrosUltimate

HORI Nintendo Switch Battle Pad (Zelda) GameCube Style Controller - Nintendo Switch

A few of the reviews complain about the pebbled grip, which I actually like because it doesn’t slip in your hands if you get sweaty. It also does not have rumble, which did not particularly bother me.

u/EL_DIABLOW · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have this This that I use for Smash and love it, it was $25

u/no-value-at-all · 1 pointr/SmashBrosUltimate

Here you go:
`Officially Licensed by Nintendo`

Also pretty good tho feels cheap initialy due to small weight

u/smeshhisface · 1 pointr/CrazyHand

Get the hori battle pad ones i been using this and its nice

u/Someday-in-the-Rain · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

So I really like the Hori D-pad Zelda design (Here!), but I also really want to have a bluetooth controller.

Do you think it's possible to do a shell exchange using the hori d-pad as the shell i'm taking?

u/KelseyWalker1982 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Yeah...once I started thinking about the drifting issues, I am having 2nd thoughts on getting a lite till we know how well they work. Currently getting as a cheap alternative for playing our switch in handheld mode. Plus it has a D pad!

u/sigismond0 · 1 pointr/nintendo

Hori makes one, but I believe it lacks HD rumble. Or you can buy third-party shell replacements, which is the route I went.


u/adrenaline4nash · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you only need it for handheld mode, you could consider getting one of the left d-pad joy cons from Hori.

u/chaoskagami · 1 pointr/JRPG

Mod your controllers to have a D-Pad, or buy one of these. Problem solved.

The analog stick isn't that terrible, aside from the high failure rate due to things getting inside of it.

u/Manfred1816 · 1 pointr/MarioMaker2

Yeah I have the same problem with going down. It’s not horrible, but it happens enough to where I would buy something else to try. I wish I could find a SNES style controller with the dpad that’s in the dpad joycon you can buy( ). That’s the best feeling dpad I have ever used.

u/NutellaSquirrel · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I didn't receive an answer yesterday, so reposting:

Are there any controllers out there similar to the HORI D-Pad Controller?

There are lots of 3rd party controllers out there, but this is the only one I've seen which "replaces" the joycon and thus is good for use in portable mode.

The problem with the HORI D-Pad for me is that the d-pad is still in a horrible position for actually using. I was hoping someone produced a similar controller but maybe with the d-pad in a different position, or a different controller shape, etc., so that using the d-pad won't be uncomfortable and cause horrible cramps.

Unfortunately, this controller is the only thing I've found. Everyone else seems to be only producing full controllers, and that's no good for me for playing in handheld mode.

u/chrisdivefr · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Any reason why you don't simply buy a Hori D Pad ? It is a great solution...


Otherwise I just stick to the "Benson approved" ones.

u/working878787 · 1 pointr/MegaManX

There's handheld only joycon that has a d-pad. They're like $25. I totally recommend it for 2-D switch games in handheld.

u/pauuu · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

i think i saw somewhere that there are joy con with dpad's like this one : . is this just a modded version of the hori joycon? so this doesnt have all the features of the original joy cons?


u/CoryBoehm · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

Neon Red and Blue Joy

Grey JoyCon

Charging Grip

No sign of the Pro controller or wheel shells.

u/TheXarath · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This maybe? The picture seems off though and shows Red/Blue

u/brostayinn · 1 pointr/GameSale

Harder to come by. They also retail for 10 more.

u/thenewstampede · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Does anybody know if the "Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Blue" and "Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red" are still being produced, or were these pairs a limited edition thing?

u/ThatOneEnemy · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I got them on Amazon after the grey ones started drifting link

u/Disheartend · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

RED seems to be up as well as RED/BLUE

has nintendo maybe fixed the stock issue?

[for those that hate GameStop Amazon has ALL RED as well, but none of the others] (

u/jfrotko · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I'm seeing the solid neon red joy-cons for sale @ amazon herefor $79.99, but it also says "ships within 1 to 2 months."

u/MagusPSU · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can actually get red/red and blue/blue Joy-Cons. Here is the Amazon listing for Joy-Cons where you can cycle through the selections.

u/cdavis7m · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You would need to buy 2 sets, one all red set and one all blue set.

u/PM-ME-YOUR-SUBARU · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

They're in and out of stock just like the console, but I see them on Amazon occasionally. Any big retailer that carries Switches should also carry the controllers.

u/Saturos47 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

What are you talking about?

$129.24 is not $80

u/pca1987 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

hey guys I noticed that if you buy left joycon and right joycon separately it comes to around CAD$80 instead of CAD$ 98 if you buy them together.

Are there any disadvantages of buying separately?

u/random11x · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

Its a joycon. Single joycon MSRP for $65 its going to be the same price

u/animagamerz · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

For anyone who is interesting and willing to take the risk of it being a 'first gen", there is 1x (L) grey joycon in stock at warehouse deal for $37

99% of the time I never have an issue with warehouse deal electronics. Most of my Nintendo ds family console was purchased from warehouse deal and only the box was slightly creased on the edge. The other times when the item was faulty, I had no problem returning the package and getting reimbursed by amazon for shipping.

u/CubitsTNE · 1 pointr/PokkenGame

I'm not certain which retail sticks work on the switch, I've only used custom built stuff for the last few years. The switch has very open usb controller compatibility, so anything that can pose as a generic gamepad should work.

The last i saw, hori made a switch-specific version of the RAP V, which is a very well built stick:

My brother uses the ps4 version of that and it's as much stick as you'll ever need. I find the buttons a bit sensitive, but I'm a big seimitsu fan (many people prefer quick buttons). At any rate they're very easy and cheap to swap out.

u/TheTaoDragon · 1 pointr/mvci

The Switch has multiple different controller options that could work for a game like MvC. The Pro Controller comes to mind, and this is also without mentioning the officially licensed HORI RAP.V fightstick that exists for it.

u/Spockrocket · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure, sorry :/ All I know is that they've announced that they're making a RAP stick for the Switch, not sure what regions it will be sold in though.

EDIT: Looks like it will be available in the US on Amazon on July 31st!

u/nbmtx · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'm guessing a PC one should work, considering the official stick for Switch says it's PC compatible, and seems to just have a Switch theme to it. Not sure if anything else is going on with it.

u/PinkClefairy · 1 pointr/dragonquest

It's probably not the most elegant solution, but you could consider a fight stick.

For example, Hori makes one:
HORI Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick Officially Licensed by Nintendo - Nintendo Switch;

My only concern with these is that I'm not sure how the camera/movement will be since there's no dual analog sticks.

Since the game is a turn based RPG and not an action one, you could also consider a game pad pro or using one of those joy con comfort grip holders.

u/kiwisaurus1 · 1 pointr/gaming

There is an arcade stick. But I kinda doubt a lot of people would be willing to shell out for this

u/megamanxtc · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Which Fight Sticks are compatible with the Switch? I'm leaning toward the Hori.

u/pretenderist · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Or just get this:

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Red/Neon Blue

u/AppleSlacks · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I don't know. If you scroll down below you can find people talking about Gamestop locations disclosing how many of the greys and how many of the neons they were getting. It seems the neon sets aren't being produced in the same numbers.

That said though, you'll probably end up wanting another set of joycons anyway for 4 player games, so you could just pick up a set of red and blue later if you wanted:

u/bino991 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

So here's the thing about the switch, it's stupidly durable. Here's a video showcasing how strong the console itself actually is:

That being said, the closest I could find to a case similar to what you described would be this:

MoKo Nintendo Switch Case, Segment Design Protective Set Crystal Hard Back Clear Cover, Shock-Absorption and Anti-Scratch, for Nintendo Switch Console (2017) - Crystal Clear

All other cases I've seen are kidnapped stow and go and don't let you play the console without taking them out of the case.

As for controllers you have a few options. The main one is buying another set of joy cons (which are the controllers that CE with your switch). This way you'll technically have 4 controllers because each individual joy con can be used as one. You can also buy the Nintendo official pro controller which is similar to the one made for the Xbox 360/Xbox one and doesn't split into two like the joycon. To buy a set of joycon or a pro controller is about the same price. Nintendo does have some officially licensed pro controllers that have Zelda and Mario designs on them but they are not wireless which may or may not be a deal breaker for you (they are cheaper though).

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Nintendo HACAJAEAA Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Blue - Left and Right Edition

Nintendo Switch Wired Controller Plus – Super Mario (this one also has a Zelda design for the same price)

u/alexb954 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Since people are speculative of the post, whether I bought the appropriate Joycons or from a 3rd party seller, this is the link of the joycons I bought.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

A link that shows they were indeed on sale when i bought them

I'm going to delete this post soon.

u/ru_benz · 1 pointr/Breath_of_the_Wild

Alternatively, OP may have originally purchased a neon Switch (blue/red), then added the neon Joy-Con pack (red/blue).

u/FancyJesse · 1 pointr/consoledeals

FYI, you can get Blue/Red ones on Amazon for 70.

u/oglsmm · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

I've bought quite a few switch accessories.

I bought the Pro Controller.
Works great. Exactly as advertised.

The Nintendo Joy-Con, Neon Blue & Neon Red - Left and Right Edition.
Also works great.

HORI Officially Licensed Premium Protective Filter for Nintendo Switch .

This is not great. I find the edges of it are always peeling back especially along the bottom. However installation was easy.

Because of the above I've now bought:

Spigen Nintendo Switch Screen Protector Tempered Glass / 2 Pack / 9H Hardness for Nintendo Switch 2017

I have not used it yet so I cannot comment on its effectiveness.

I have also ordered the following:

HORI NSW-003U Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand Officially Licensed

It was supposed to be released on April 12th according to Amazon and it still hasn't shipped and Amazon doesn't have any accurate information as to when they will receive stock.

I'm pretty sure that's it so far.

u/The_Maddeath · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There a set that is opposite the neon Switch:

u/StormyJet · 1 pointr/gaming
u/juicyjames · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There isn't a two pack that inverts those because that pack was meant to be the inverse of the Switch that came with the Neon JoyCon.

The only way out would be to either 1) buy the JoyCon of the right colors individually for $50 each, or 2) return the ones you have and buy a red pair and blue pair.

u/lordpizzapop · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

It's in stock

EDIT: Woops, it's not sold by Amazon, but it's the same price and Prime (fulfilled by Amazon). It's still something!

u/EternalDad · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There is a retail neon pack that is the opposite of the neon controllers that came with the Switch. If you get that pack you'll have a full red and full blue set.

But yes, buying a single blue would be the cheapest way.

u/xeveious · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
u/cstewbacca · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada
u/MajorZero7 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals
u/bobdotexe · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

This seems to be like the Korean version of massdrop

But seeing how there the same price on amazon. ...and you get free shipping.

I'd suggest ordering on amazon, rather than wait for paid shipping from overseas.

u/mckinneymd · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon has the gray joy-cons for $75 right now, and in stock, if that helps:

u/sugardeath · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

All joycons come with the grip in the box. Take a look

Why are you lying?

u/MetaRyan25 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

CamelCamelCamel shows that the Joy-Con prices have been fluctuating below MSRP on Amazon since launch. The lowest price has been $66. I'm debating whether to buy the set for $72 now or wait for a better deal.

Edit: Keep in mind that these are the Gray Joy-Con. Colored ones seem to be in higher demand (since most people have Gray from the console purchase), so they are harder to find and stay at $80.

u/thesolarknight · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you don't need the additional features like motion controls or haptic feedback, there's another officially licensed controller that costs less than half the price.

u/dustinquickfire · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I was looking at the HORI pad Switch controller over the Pro controller due to pricing. I do not plan to invest into the amiibo scene or anything like that.

u/louimcdo · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Does anyone own the Horipad controller? I'm considering picking up a second controller so I was torn between another set of joycons and a procontroller. Then I saw this was half the price.

I'm aware the horipad has no gyro or rumble but it would be used for co-op/multiplayer for games. Overcooked, MK, rocket league etc

If I got a pro controller I'd use it for multiplayer but would also use it myself for splatoon and future games since it has motion control and rumble, also the wireless functionality is appealing.

And the joy cons pro is that it would give me 4 controllers, although it's unlikely i'd need anymore than 3 at a time, and I'm digging the green/pink splatoon colours.

The joycons are comfortable for me to hold so ergonomics isn't a big factor for picking pro controller. Ultimately I'd probably be picking between the pro and hori

Just wondering what people would recommend.

u/Igno_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There are only a few updates right out of the box, and they dont' take long at all. I didn't get my console on a big holiday, however, so depending on how many people are trying to connect to Nintendo's servers on Christmas, it might take significantly longer.

A screen protector is very nice to have. I haven't got one myself, but I plan on getting one. Until then, I'm just very careful when docking/undocking my console.

For accessories, it depends. If you travel a lot or on a regular basis, a traveling case is definitely worth it. I got this one, and it's great. It's a tad bigger than the one found on Nintendo's website (even though it is an official Nintendo product), and comes with two four-cartridge cases and two SD card cases.
Depending on what games he has, your son might also want a pro controller. I got the $70 one here, but there is a cheaper $30 option if you really want it (but personally I wouldn't recommend it). I primarily use my pro controller for MK8D and Splatoon 2.
The last major accessory you might want is an SD card. Depending on how many games he wants to download as opposed to using a physical copy, an SD card might be worth it. I think the best option is a microSDXC UHS-I card, but I don't remember. The size depends on how much money you can spend and how many games you wanna download. I wouldn't really go for anything below 64GB, but that's just me.

u/picano · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If it's the same Hori controller that I'm thinking of.

(From one of the reviews)
"Yes, the lower cost comes at the expense of losing wireless, NFC, motion, vibration, and being able to turn on your Switch without have to press the power button directly on it."

So, some Zelda puzzles are impossible but the rest of the games should be doable. (Haven't played Sonic Forces.)

u/MiRiHi · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Really depends on whether you need gyro controls and/or HD rumble. If you need either of those i would suggest just sticking to the joy-cons in the grip and save up for the pro controller. Otherwise, there are great wired options out there. Most notably the controllers from PowerA and HORI. Also personally I think the PowerA controller looks better than the pro controller but that's just my opinion.

If you play a lot of 2D games I'd recommend this controller. Probably the best 2D controller for the switch and has thumbsticks for 3D games.

u/KryptoCeeper · 1 pointr/Gamingcirclejerk

I got the Hori Nintendo Switch controller for my Switch. It's only 20 bucks and for that it's really good. It's wired and has no rumble, so it's pretty light. It works with Windows (needs to be setup in Steam and might need a program to work in non-steam games).

If you're willing to pay more you can get the Xbox one controller for 40.

u/field_retro · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

> wondering if you can plug the controller into the USB C charging port in the switch

You can plug in a wired controller into this port and it works fine. Fine as in fit for purpose, but not necessarily fit for use. You may want to look into the Hori stand that has an integrated USB hub.

I use this controller when I need a turbo button. It's well built and inexpensive. Keep in mind that it does not have motion controls or vibration.

u/shriiiiimp · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I found that 2 Joy-Cons are the best investment I made for my Switch. Or you could buy two of those. I have one like that but I don't play often with it. I prefer the JoyCons. But the cable is pretty long.

u/WASSHOI · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you're interested, there's a cheaper version of the pro controller offered by Hori and officially licensed by Nintendo up for pre-order. I think its drawbacks are that it doesn't have HD Rumble, and isn't wireless, but otherwise functions exactly the same.

u/tw04 · 1 pointr/PokkenGame

I don't think they will release another Pokken specific one since they're coming out with the wired controller [link] already :( but with the release of Pokken Deluxe who knows, maybe we'll get a surprise.

u/Bahamutzero84 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I play fighters on pad and while I've not really played any on Switch, the Hori wired Pro Controller has a reversable D-pad and that looks to me like the one I'd prefer to use for fighters.

Hori Hori Pad - Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch

u/Bread_Truck · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There is already Mario Kart, Minecraft, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Arms and a few other split-screen games. I'm sure there will be more to come. I have the joycons that came with the system and a Pro Controller so I can have 2-player split screen and 3-player if I really want to split the joycons into 2 controllers.

You can also look into the 8bitdo Pro Controllers which have all of the buttons of a Pro Controller but without motion control or rumble and they cost about half as much as a Pro Controller.

Hori is also releasing a Pro Controller at the end of this month also for $30 that doesn't have rumble or motion. If you are willing to sacrifice the tech that makes the Pro Controller so expensive, those both seem like great, inexpensive options.

u/BlackRiot · 1 pointr/Steam

Can anyone speak for the quality of HORI Switch HORIPAD controllers for PC gaming on Steam?

I fell in love with the Switch pro controller after going to a friend's house because of it's buttery smoothness. However, spending $80 Canadian loonies on a controller with so many features I don't need seems wasteful. I'm currently on an XBOX360 wired controller that works fine, but the shoulder and trigger buttons seem a bit too plastic-y for me nowadays.

I've read the reviews and I've done a search and found this thread, but there were no responses to it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

u/justinbug · 1 pointr/PonyTown

This is me and im using this to do it and joy2key

Turbo FTW

u/Ness_Success · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

in that case i would say just get the pro controller... It's a great controller with a 'normal' design, and it has a D-pad, so wouldn't that solve the issue?
And the 'share the joy' (i like that tagline, haven't heard it before) feature is mainly only to be used when you are playing multiplayer with friends. I wouldn't expect anyone to use a single joy-con during a 1 player experience. Now if you were to put the D-Pad on there, it becomes less desirable as a solo controller...meanwhile not having the D-pad doesn't necessarily have any pun intended. But I guess that's just my personal opinion.

Edit: I guess the Pro controller would only be a solution when playing at home, but not on the go. Hori makes an interesting Switch controller, where the D-pad actually is removable and can be placed on the back of the controller for storage, so you can choose whether you want buttons or the D-pad:

Would be interesting if they could make a simple D-pad cover for the joy-con, that snaps over the buttons or something like that.

u/rivven1 · 1 pointr/edc_raffle

Just gonna go ahead and put this right here: nothing fancy no weird eBay or cL stuff; straight up amazon prices: also with the exception of the Yok brand wheels being subbed for the licensed Nintendo ones; this is all apples to apples

Amazon links and prices for everything brand new:
Switch - New $300 / used $255

NBA 2k18 - New $60 / Used $36

Mario Odyssey - New $49 / Used $40

Hori Gamepad - New $21 / Used $15

(can't find the wheel by brand so)Nintendo Steering Wheels 2 - New $15 / Used $12

Nyko Thin Case - New $10 / Used in color shown $28 on amazon

Hori Screen Protector - new $3.26 / used why buy a used screen protector

So yeah, that's about everything

Total for everything new: $459

Total for everything used: $372

I’m not saying you should sell it at $372 (not strongly anyway) just ya know, it’s maybe $20 for you to ship it, $390?

u/Faril91 · 1 pointr/buildapc


I am currently looking to buy a new controller (currently using a DualShock 2 with and USB-Adapter).
While searching i came across this so I have three questions:

1. Is it any good?
2. Is it Windows compatible? (I have seen idications that it is but no confimations)
3. If it does not work, do you have any suggestions on what to get?

Thanks in advance for any awnsers.

u/cm5871 · 1 pointr/NSCollectors

They are also making a fight pad as well

Hori Fight Pad for Switch

u/Porkpants81 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Link for those that might want it:

u/XNinjaMushroomX · 1 pointr/Gameboy

Oh, No I don't mean the Splatoon set. There is a set that came out the same time as ARMS, It's a official neon yellow set.


u/rainbowterfly · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yup! They are these.

u/kkundlas786 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The best option is generally agreed to be to just gut your original Dock and put its components into a shell. About as small as a pair of Joy Cons side by side, still gives you access to all the ports, surprisingly easy to get done with the right instructions, and removes the risk and annoyance of scratching and overheating with the original dock. Also, and this is just a personal thing, I like the far better customization options with it and the fact it displays my Switch a lot more prominently. Sure you lose the signature look, but I think it better represents just what the Switch really is and the power of the tablet itself. Bottom link is the one I used since July and I haven't regretted it since. Top one offers more air flow and probably is worth the extra 2 bucks.

u/Climax0 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

1 - Eh just get a screen protector anyway. There's no reason to leave your screen vulnerable in the first place. If you do want absolutely zero risk whenever docking your Switch you could always buy something like this replacement shell and put your dock inside of that.

2 - This is a weird one. My Switch is perfectly fine when it comes to my internet connection, I can roam around my house and still find myself with 3-2 bars (This was the case for both 2.4 & 5GHz for me). However I've heard about some still not getting a clear connection even when in the same room/next to their router. It is an actual issue no doubt, but I don't believe its a problem with *every* Switch hence why its sorta weird.

3 - As far as I know there's no actual proof/evidence that the heat from the Switch is deforming the shell. The Switch doesn't even get hot enough when docked to do that to plastic.

4 - Only was an actual issue at launch, which was then quickly fixed.

5 - The straps come off easily no matter how you put them in. I'm pretty the only reason people "couldn't get them off" is because they accidentally push the white lock switch in while trying to put them on/take them off. Never even an issue in the first place honestly.

6 - Actual issue. It's due to the designs of the Joy-con sticks and as far as I'm aware is essentially inevitable depending on how much use your Joy-cons get. The internals of the newer Joy-cons don't suggest that's physically revamped anything against this problem, it's also too early to tell if they've been fixed despite that.


I would say the only big issue is 6 along with possibly 2 and maybe 1/3 (but don't put too much thought about them). 4 is irrelevant and 5 was more of a misconception than an actual design problem.

u/MetaByte7 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I really don't think it'll work. I looked up the comment you were referring to, then I looked at his profile and he just has a bunch of 5 star reviews for the most random shit, all done very recently.

I remember reading about some empty dock you could buy, but it didnt have any actual components in it. You'd have to dissect your actual nintendo dock (should be very easy to do) and then put it into the empty dock, which was more portable, kind of like this

And since its the official nintendo hardware you're using, you shouldn't have any chances of bricking your switch like with the Nyko one.

u/Tenograd · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I can't help you with the power supply question. But for your dock: if money isn't an issue the best option is to buy another nintendo official dock and to built it into a portable case yourself.

The most expensive but still securest portable dock option.

u/BrokenBehindBluEyez · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I've done several for myself and friends, but I highly recommend the shells that hold the official guts.

I've done these mostly:

You take an official dock, and take it apart and put it inside this new, smaller, shell.

I know it's not a "cheap" option, but if you catch it right, official docks were on sale/clearance at Gamestop a while back and you can probably find some deals on some used ones as well.

u/wicked06i · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There is a Switch Dock Shell that you can buy at Amazon.

You have to tear down (or break apart) a regular dock and get the chip in it. Then you place it inside the Shell. After doing so, you have yourself a safe and portable dock. :)

u/_softlite · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I use my laptop as a mobile display via an el gato hd60s. Much cheaper than a portable display, and not much smaller (my laptop is 15"). As long as you can plug the dock into a power outlet on the plane, and assuming you have a laptop, perhaps this would be the best option. Obviously packing a dock is a hassle, but there are portable docks (though some, if not all, have a chance of bricking your device). I would recommend modding your dock to the portable housing I've linked below, as it will not harm your device. It's a fairly easy procedure, as you can see in the video on the Amazon page.

I just traveled from the US to Japan and this was my intended setup. Unfortunately, my 12 hour trans-Pacific flight didn't have power this time, although I have had previous flights with AC outlets on that route.

u/CSlv · 1 pointr/giantbomb

Anyone know where to buy the mini dock shell?

Edit: Found it on Amazon. Think it's this one?

u/rimmickrecords · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Just to clarify you have these products?

If these are correct, you're saying that with the Skull and Co. Gripcase you can not dock on the Basstop Dock so you bought the FYOUNG extension? Is that what you're saying or am I off?

Also, if that is what you were implying, does the Basstop dock and the FYOUNG extension fit in the carrying case from Skull and Co. along with everything else?

u/cultsuperstar · 1 pointr/gaming

Here you go. You gotta transfer the dock board over though.

u/TheDarkHorse · 1 pointr/Switch

I was still hesitant about 3rd party docks or dongles, so i went with this instead:

It's just a plastic shell though, you need to take out the components of original dock and set them in it. That said, it's a 10-15 min project at most and I've had zero problems with it.

u/Teajaytea7 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

In regards to this Nyko dock case thing, how easy is it to DIY? Where do I get the electronics for it? It's something I'd love to do but have literally zero idea how to do it.

Is there a guide or something I can check out?

u/dustinpdx · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I bought something similar to this a while back. You transfer the guts from your factory dock (not that hard) so there is no risk of shitty third party electronics frying your USB port or anything like that.

u/OckhamsFolly · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Those are the dimensions from a popular dock replacement shell, one from Basstop (checking with the link I'm about to post, it's actually 4x2.8x1.3). They design it with the USB-C port recessed in front and then it angles back slightly so the Switch's weight is balanced.

u/CripplerJones · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you're talking about one of those DIY replacement shells -- assuming you don't break something -- it should work just as it did with the OEM shell. All you're doing is moving the circuitboard from the OEM dock to a new chassis, so that won't affect functionality.

u/XxSliphxX · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I just expect better design from a company as big as Nintendo. Especially when I see 3rd party DIY docks that look like This. Now that imo has a much more practical design that won't scratch the switch and honestly just looks prettier and more professional than the shit they gave us. I would gladly pay the 60 if the original looked anything like that.

u/Vapormonkey · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

What about this? BASSTOP Portable Nintendo Switch Dock Replacement Case, Black ( Only the case, you have to DIY with the circuit board chip from the original dock )

u/Elroxil · 1 pointr/smashbros

Dont use 3rd party docks. It will possibly brick your system

If you want to do something else you can always put the dock internals into something like this

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

(you gut out a dock and place the board in here)

I would use that and a USB hub if u REALLY want to avoid having a dock.

u/kainoah · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

No soldering just screws. I believe this is what they were referring to. It's better than a 3rd party dock with their own chip in it cause those have been known to brick your switch.

u/allusernamesartaken · 1 pointr/onebag

BASSTOP DIY switch dock and Orzly carry case

For the case, if you want to store the charger then you might want to find a thicker one because the charger is really thick and you risk breaking your screen or joycon because of pressure.

and for organizational purposes I recommende these or similar. Each bag contains:

  1. Toiletries (toothbrush, paste, floss, nail clipper, tweezers, etc)
  2. Trimmer and accesories
  3. Chromecast and macbook charger extension cable
  4. Powerbank and all type of usb cables (I use this in my daycarry as well)
  5. Medicine (ibuprofen and such things)
  6. switch official charger (doesn't fit in the case, it's too thick)
u/GrumpyM · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Something like this:

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch

u/22sNchcarg · 1 pointr/minimalism

Sorry for the late reply, but I don't recommend getting a third-party Switch dock as they could break your system. If you really need a small dock for traveling, I recommend getting some replacement dock shells like these. They take some work to put together but it's a way safer option.

u/GuerrillaApe · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Any recommendations for the portable dock cases that I can transfer the OG dock components into? I'm thinking of getting the one made by BASSTOP simply because it was the first result on Amazon.

u/bulbousnub · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

About half and half. I removed the electronics from an official Nintendo dock and put them into a 3rd party shell.

u/coreykill99 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I picked this one up. As for how easy, I didn't find it complex just finnicky. And my wanting the green power led to have a home in the shell when there isn't a space for it lead it to take a while longer than it should have I'm sure. But if you are technically minded at all and competent to be patient and watch a tutorial on YouTube it's not bad.

u/TheRealKuni · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Consider something like this. You have to take the circuit board and ports out of the official dock and put them in there, but it's pretty easy to do and won't brick your system. Much easier to carry around.

u/-BreakingPoint0 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

The only recommended dock is the official one. All others have shown to brick Switch's, so why take the risk?

That being said, there is a replacement dock casing that might work:

These are safe because they use the innards of the official dock. One caveat is that this is just a case, it requires the innards of the official dock and does not come with the innards. It's apparently very easy to switch them out, but it does require some manual work.

u/rhythmrice · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

When you open the flap on the back of your dock to plug the hdmi cord in, you can tell the circuit board in the switch dock is tinyy, like half the size of your phone and probably about 2 phones thick. You can open your dock and take that board out and put it in a tiny case you can buy online that makes it so you have a mini dock you can fit in you ln bag easily. I 3d printed my own case with my name on it

BASSTOP Portable Dock Replacement Case for Nintendo Switch (Only The case, You Have to DIY with The Circuit Board chip from The Original Dock) (Black)

Heres a tutorial

u/fahsky · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

I reshelled my dock into the BASSTOP Shell for $13, & it takes up half the space under the Switch in the Skull&Co case. I can fit a set of Joy Cons or my skinny Hori game case next to it. However, I can't get my Switch to dock in it with the Skull&Co case on it, only 'naked', although the TV detects it as an input, it just shows a black screen. I never tried docking it in the original dock with the case on it. Also, it doesn't include a spot for the green LED, but I just stuck it in the back air vent. Overall, a very solid travel dock!

u/Dissidence802 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I have the Basstop replacement dock and it's perfect. You do have to transplant the guts from the official dock, but it's a super simple process.

u/Bambambm · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I'm in a similar situation as you. Using the normal dock, I don't have enough room on the shelf below my tv to put in and take out my switch. I ended up keeping it on the floor until I got a 3rd party dock shell. You have to take the chip out of the normal one and screw into the hollow shell. It makes it very easy to take in and out. And doesn't cause some of the bricking of the system like other 3rd party docks do.

u/tenz0r24 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

You’ll have to buy the Japanese import version

Nintendo Switch - Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Green/Neon Pink Splatoon 2 (Japan Import)

u/sendblink23 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
u/Serafita · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Well, there is this on (US):

  • Left Neon Pink, Right Neon Green (US)
  • Left Neon Green, Right Neon Pink (JP)

    Including the ones which come with the switch, it will mean unless you're getting the Splatoon 2 switch bundle which comes with left neon green and right neon pink, you will end up with three pairs of joycons. Then you might as well start collecting joycons and get Neon Red and Blue (both L and R), the Grey ones, the Neon Yellow ones, the Odyssey Red ones, etc etc... :D

    On the plus side, you'd be set for party games, and you can swap between your default switch colours, or all pink or all green whenever you like. :D
u/Stosel · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can pre-order the pink/green set from Amazon Japan if you really want them. It's what I did.
Pink/Green Joycons

u/chagrined · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can import an official left green right pink set from Japan:ネオングリーン-R-ネオンピンク/dp/B0728BF99G/

It will be brand new but you won't have a warranty on it (unless you live in Japan)

Otherwise you could buy a shell on eBay and try to replace it yourself. Or keep an eye out for used ones, but that combination used are rare. There's also r/joyconswap

u/NobodyNose_ · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch
u/MrSnifflez93 · 1 pointr/splatoon

link for the neon green / pink joycons placeholder on amazon?

EDIT: Are you talking about this ? If so, I wouldn't put too much faith into it.. Have speculations on third parties trying to scalp from JP Imports.. rather than Official Nintendo support..

u/Xenti3 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Not sure about currently stocked places. But Amazon UK have them up for preorder.

u/imnotgoats · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

You can buy the red/blue neon alts, the green/pink neon alts, grey, neon yellow and Mario red (Japanese import only).

The original variation neons are the only ones you can't get outside a bundle or console purchase (unless you buy them individually, also an option for some).

Some of these are less obtainable in different locations, but they exist.

u/GiantJacob · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Is the European version of the splatoon themed joycons actually darker? It looks darker in the amazon images (US EU)

I really like the duller EU version, and would get it if it was actually darker. Does anyone know if that is really the case or if it is just a weird picture? Anyone have pictures of the EU version?

u/Gaarawoods18 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

well what i really want would be these joycons for my nintendo switch since my other ones broke and i have had to keep the poor thing in docked mode permanently :(

xD those are expensive though so i will be more realistic, i would really like this design works book for my favourite video game dark souls, i love game design and interviews and have always wanted to own this

u/yesonions · 1 pointr/splatoon

despite it saying it can't ship to the US, you can still add to basket and follow through.

u/Tallyburger · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

Amazon UK has them available to order right now, but they aren't in stock.
I just placed an order because my mom wants a pair of these colors, and it came out to $118.74 CAD; $5.75 more then if I were to purchase them in Canada.

u/The_Battler · 1 pointr/fightsticks

Mayflash F300

Mayflash F500

Also 8bitdo apparently has a fight stick that works on Android too.

I'd go with the Mayflash sticks though since I see people actually buy those and post them here (usually with Sanwa parts swapped in on Reddit though lol).

u/-Benpachi- · 1 pointr/AlternativeAmazonVGF

They have an arcade stick coming out soon:

Far cheaper and easier to obtain than the Hori Real Arcade Pro for Switch. They say it's mod-friendly and compatible with Sanwa parts if that's your thing.

u/HotSAuceMagik · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

There's also THIS THING that releases later this month. I've been holding out for a good fight stick solution as well. Can't play SF with the controllers...

u/MLB_Selena · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

8bitdo have made several, such as this one.

u/Farhanito · 1 pointr/AndroidTV

8bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick. Wired or BT. here

iPega 9069. Wired or BT. here

u/psychadelirious · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I don't have it myself, but if you wanted a solution you could buy, something like this might be worth looking at.

u/LongjumpingParamedic · 1 pointr/MAME
u/cronocyde · 1 pointr/MarioMaker
u/BlogSpammr · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

Redirects to amazon with an affiliate id.

Here's the direct link without the affiliate id:

u/Ssjshafted · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I want to get a switch in may, planning on playing mostly smash bros and maybe botw later on, I want to get a separate controller because I've played smash on a friend's switch and i dont like how joycons play, the gamecube and pro controller are good though. So here's the question -

Should I get a wired pro controller or wireless third party (cuz i'm broke). I usually sit about four feet away from my tv when playing solo but if there's people over then its like 10-15 feet. I don't usually have people over so that might change, here's the two options basically:


Wired Pro Controller

Wireless Third Party Controller

u/digitalgriffin · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

$5 more on amazon. Not really a deal but I keep seeing them out of stock everywhere or marked up to $79.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Pink / Neon Green

Edit: $15* more on amazon. Sorry didn't see the $10 off coupon.

u/blackthorn_orion · 1 pointr/nintendo

you can buy packs that have a green right one with a left pink one.

u/kratosauron0 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I looked online and saw prices ranging from $300-500. Is there any difference between these consoles other than the skin?

The $300 base model of the Nintendo Switch ( does not include any games, but is still what you should most likely buy. More expensive models may have games bundled or free in-game currency (e.g. Fortnite), but they shouldn't be more than $350 (plus tax). At $360, you're not really saving any money, and anything more expensive than THAT is from a third party trying to make a quick buck. The console itself currently has few variations; most of your customization will depend on what color controllers you get with the console.

What type of accessories am I going to need?

This depends on your use case. I'd recommend getting a screen protector ( If you expect to bring the Switch out of the house a lot, also get a case ( Anything else, like special controllers ( or a dock cover (, is largely unnecessary right now; look into them when you find you need extra joy-cons ( or a tabletop stand ( for your Switch. In the end, you should not be spending more than $400 for the Switch, one game, and core accessories.

As for games, so far I planned on buying Smash Bros, Let's Go Pikachu, and One's Justice. Can you recommend any other games? I was never into Zelda but hear the new game is very good.

How old is your kid? Super Mario Odyssey ( is fun, and has a great co-op mode if you want to play together. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also always a blast ( I'm also a huge fan of Splatoon 2 (, but it's probably better for older kids because it requires more dexterity. There's lots of games to recommend, but it'll help to know what your kid already likes... or what you want your kid to like ;)

Side note: To play online, you need Nintendo Switch Online ( It's $20 a year for one ACCOUNT, or $35 a year for 8 accounts. Each account also has separate save files, if multiple people will be playing on the same Switch. Smash Ultimate and Mario Kart both have online modes, but Splatoon's primary game modes are online-only.

Whats the difference between mario party and mario space odyssey?

Super Mario Odyssey is an action-platformer for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Party is a virtual board game for the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Galaxy is an action-platformer for the Wii, a completely different console.

Let us know if you have follow-up questions!

u/poetryrocksalot · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

So did this help you? The only issue I could find is that you have to pay a lot by buying two complete sets and the colors might not be accurate.

You have to pay a premium to get the right ones. These are the ones I could find that seem to have a nice "similarity" in the colors.



Picture used as color reference

u/Pineapple_18 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitchDeals

$69.00 + tax on Amazon

Edit: Best Buy is probably worth it for those with Gamers Club

u/dejaentendood · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

I don’t remember how much it cost, I think it was $50 or $60, but I have the Breath of the Wild pro controller and I love it. Haven’t removed my joycons from the system in months. It runs on batteries though

Edit: PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch Link Silhouette it’s this one, $35 with Prime. If you’re fine with it being battery powered I highly recommend it, if not go with something else. Batteries usually last a long time though for me, probably twice as long as they do in my Xbox One controller

u/ChuckRampart · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

For casual 4-player gaming (Mario Kart, Mario party) without spending too much, what controllers would you add to the joycons out of the box:

  1. Additional set of 2 joycons, possibly plus grips (like these
  2. Two 3rd party pro-style controllers like this:
  3. Something else?
u/Chromozon3 · 1 pointr/smashbros

anyone who has this controller, or some version of it, how does it perform with smash? Does it last well?

u/TheRealMaynard · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

They are not GC controllers lol. Go ahead and hook one up to your GC

>They are literally called wireless GameCube controllers.

No they aren't, it says "gamecube style"

Furthermore, tournament players barely use these, you're more likely to see actual GC controllers which, of course, require an adapter.

"you have been proved wrong multiple times over multiple subjects you low IQ fuck" xD

u/lameuel · 1 pointr/smashbros

PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch Black

Pretty solid controller. Feels just like the original, though i think it's slightly smaller

u/AyoKaboom · 1 pointr/Tetris99

Thank you. The hunt continues for the perfect tetris controller. I'm still playing with the Joy-Cons detached on the holder thing. Not great but it feels the most natural. The A-Power Gamecube controller had a good d-pad but the L hold button is in a terrible spot. Never got it to feel "right" for me. :(

u/EveryoneKnowsItsLexy · 1 pointr/nintendo
u/Ludovsky · 1 pointr/Games

I have a Switch and I have to say the console itself is fine, but it's clear a massive miscalculation was made with the original design of the joycon. The Gamepad Pro so far seem much more durable(I've used the same since 2017 and it's only just finally beginning to experiences slightly less precises controls in one of the joysticks and that was mostly fixed with just a bit of calibration). However that might be because it actually uses what's likely a very different component model than the one that troubles joy-cons the most.

As it turn out, the faulty component(the joystick) is not even one Nintendo had designed themselves but is instead purchased from mass supplier. It's literally a "standard" third party model that was made for a variety of uses...

... and was likely never made by that supplier for durability due to the resistor pad inside the joystick box being made from graphite that metal component will literally dent and scratch over time.

Considering the tiny size of the joystick, I assume it was selected(though I have no ideas if Nintendo were originally aware of the weak nature of the internals of the joysticks boxes) primarily due to it's small size as to allow room for the much more advanced HD rumble(more advanced than even the Gamepad Pro's) in the pair and IR camera found in one ontop of the NFC sensor found in the other joycon.

All this said, it does mean that if you can find any third party model that use a different stick design though, they might be more durable than Nintendo's joycons and perhaps even cheaper than Nintendo's offering... since most third parties will have removed the more costly components/features of the controllers which is to say the forementioned HD Rumble/IR camera/NFC sensor.

Personally I've started the search myself even though my current joycons have yet to experience drift so I can preemptively make sure I have a more durable backup before I even get there. Though the tough part for me is to specifically find a pair that could support being used in handheld play which is my primary use for joycons.

My Gamepad Pro is still fine though, but I might still pick a new third party controller for a similar role though albeit different
My dad's actually begun to play some games himself but while he's finally just starting to get the hang of 3D cameras, he still struggle to remember once in a while which button do what. But recently I fell upon a third party controller that's basically a modernized Gamecube controller updated with four shoulder buttons, motion control and a proper joystick instead of a C-stick, but otherwise retained the same controls layout.... including the extremely clear button identification layout with that massive green A button, that instantly noticeable red B and the X and Y butons to either sides of the top of the green A. It even got updated to have the screenshot/home buttons of Switch controllers too:

u/soyperson · 1 pointr/SmashBrosUltimate

this one, from my experience
PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch - Purple

u/ApathyToTheMax · 1 pointr/CrazyHand

Yeah its the power A, looks like this. Sorry for shitty amazon link, I have the grey one (it's all they had at wal mart at the time)

It's perfect for casual home use, it works for any game or anything you need the gyro for even. And I can do tech/combos with it no problem, never had an issue with it. I always wanted a GC controller with a left bumper cause I find that a perfect jump button, so easy to just tap and slide your finger off for SH.

u/joe1up · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

would this be a good controller for pc and switch? or should I go with a more traditional one?

u/ReemSnow · 1 pointr/smashbros

There's a middle ground if you're interested. A wireless GameCube controller for the switch with motion controls

Edit: found the link
Same price as the GC controller and the adapter together

PowerA Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - GameCube Style Purple - Nintendo Switch

u/Sol2062 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Great! Do you have a recommendation for what controllers to get? I'd prefer wireless but not too expensive.

I also see this wireless GC controller made specifically for switch. Worth it?

u/zero_space · 1 pointr/SmashBrosUltimate

PDP is the best USB GC controller for the money imo.

Has a lot of different skins, they all look good. I went with Peach cause its pink and obnoxious looking.

If you want a Wireless one I think the PowerA is your best bet. A bit more expensive tho.

u/shrierfueznu · 1 pointr/SmashBrosUltimate

There is this pro controller designed like a gamecube controller it works pretty well for me

u/bgreathouse19 · 1 pointr/smashbros

I would HIGHLY recommend this one right here (if you enjoy gamecube layout controllers) Ive used this thing for 90+ hours now and have had no input issues or anything whatsoever. Its an all around excellent controller, including gyroscope controls!

u/Lqbano · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Ok so I'm your same situation. I'm recently interested on the switch to use in Mobile mode even if only use at home while spending time with my family. The lite seemed cool because of the Dpad and longer battery time. But with the new revision on the main switch, with an even longer battery time improvement, I'm going for this one.

Given the issues with the joycon drift you can only send the controllers and no just the whole thing. And you can change them if they go bad due to pressing the button too hard etc.

There's also new joycons pro from Hori coming out that can be swapped to get a more ergonomic grip with dpad and other extra features.

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

And I still have the option to dock if I ever want to.

u/ilikedatunahere · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Sounds like you need one of these bad boys when they come out in September.

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Daemon X Machina Edition) Ergonomic Controller for Handheld Mode - Officially Licensed By Nintendo - Nintendo Switch

u/Spadeware · 1 pointr/casualnintendo
u/xmaxdamage · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

to me it feels great, which is very strange considering I have giganormous hands, but I think you could try the demon x machina controller, which is way bulkier

u/Vladimir_Putang · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

This one just came out and mine should be coming tomorrow. No HD Rumble kinda sucks though. Looks so much more comfortable for big hands.

u/SwimmingBookkeeper · 1 pointr/Philippines

>Daemon x Machina Split Pad

HORI Nintendo

u/PensiveAfrican · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Amazon UK says it's in stock on the 15th of December after they sold out before :(

u/GamingLime123 · 0 pointsr/SmashBrosUltimate

You’re right, but I’m talking about this

EDIT: accidentally linked to here’s the American link

u/im_lost_at_sea · 0 pointsr/smashbros

Official would probably be the best

I chose these powerA wireless controllers since I don't want to deal with cables. They have worked very well for months however if used extensively the control stick can start to drift. Also they don't contain rechargable batteries so you will have to change the batteries every two months or so.

u/German_Waffles · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Bit late to the party, but how about those sweet joy cons that are coming out? I really want a pair but why oh why nintendo would you put GREY SHOULDER STRAPS ON THE YELLOW CONTROLLER AND SELL THE OTHER STRAPS FOR ADDITIONAL $$$.


And here I thought you were the good guys :(

u/Jace_the_mind · 0 pointsr/nintendo

Nintendo does have a neon yellow set, not sure if there's a difference in these and the Pikachu one.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Yellow

u/OatmealDome · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

While I don't own any of these personally, one big con is that some third party docks may kill your Switch over the USB-C port. Choose wisely when buying one, buy an official dock, or buy an official one and take the circuit board to put into a dock shell like this one.

u/Surfac3 · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Green/Neon Pink (JPN Import)

u/suburbanbird · 0 pointsr/splatoon

I gotchu fam. It does say Japanese import but it's good news regardless to see the listed on US Amazon

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R)-Neon Green/Neon Pink (JPN Import)

u/icognito901 · 0 pointsr/SmashBrosUltimate
u/SkillCappa · 0 pointsr/Games

I think the joycons off the console look comfortable enough. I mean, you just hold them in your hands, all good. When they're mounted, it looks uncomfortable.

>And for peripherals I guess I don't really get what you mean

To play online, I'd want to use voice chat. I'd need a Switch specific headset, right? Something that plugs into my phone and my Switch. And I'll want a different controller, like the pro controller. And what about friends? I might actually need 3-4 pro-like controllers. And what if I want the Switch to be my primary gaming platform, as it is for so many? I'd need to buy an arcade stick similar to the one I have on PC.

u/sereneArtisan · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Does this

Come with a comfort grip? All it official says is that you can make it into one controller by using a grip but it doesn't really clarify if it includes it or not.

u/doolaik · 0 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I think you mean "rare" right red joycon but they aren't rare at all. Nintendo actually sells matching alternate colored joycons.

u/StimulatorCam · -1 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

They already do.

Edit: Since nobody believes me, here you go.

u/Lord_Snow77 · -1 pointsr/NintendoSwitchDeals

For a couple bucks more you can get the red and blue ones on Amazon.

Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Red/Neon Blue

u/YourFavoriteAuD · -1 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Do the additional [Joy Con sets](Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R)-Gray come with a Joy Con grip?

u/MonolithCORE · -2 pointsr/gaming

This is the Nintendo Switch dock. It costs $24.99.

u/imjlc32 · -2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

if you look at the picture(zoom in) they are displayed on side of the box as well.. youll get the standard. youll just have to pay extra for colors.

u/TheLawlessMan · -4 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

> That's when you know Nintendo is stepping up.

Hi. Not a Nintendo fan but I would argue that the GBA, DS, 3DS (which I had) lines were are mostly fine so I would say its more so that you just didn't want their stuff. Their older consoles weren't bad either from what I have heard. They had slip-ups like the Wii U but they were doing fine in the past. The Switch is more of them being good at what they do.

> Unfortunately when I got old enough for my parents to let me play CoD and Halo,

Whats unfortunate about being exposed to a wider variety of games? Are you now a psychopathic killer that doesn't know right from wrong because if not you might be exaggerating a bit... I am sure you enjoyed those games so lets not pretend that we are above them now or that there is or was ever anything wrong with enjoying them along with everything else.

> (Not to knock halo or CoD, fantastic games in their own right)

This was basically an "I don't mean to be rude but let me just say something rude" to the devs. Nice.

> they were seen as the "holy grail" of games just because they were violent

Welcome to the world of being a Nintendo fan. Congrats on taking your first steps to being unnecessarily snobby towards other systems and devs for no good reason.
For your info Activision and Bungie devs certainly did a fuck ton of work and with how popular their games were back in the day I think I can say that most of the world agreed that their games weren't just popular because they were violent. Some of us played games because we actually liked them. You may have played them because you thought it made you look cool or mature but that wasn't everyone. Step off the high horse. Halo 3 and the early COD MW series were so popular because they were actually good games.

> And then I see YouTube videos of these Nintendo games that people enjoy. Mario kart, Zelda, splatoon, etc. Quality, content filled games that focus on the most important things about video games: THE GAME ITSELF

Probably because you were purposely only looking for those.
Again congrats on another milestone. You are now pretending that you can't also go to a PS4 and find plenty of games that play good, look good, don't put a hole in your wallet, etc. You are circlejerking on a Nintendo sub the right way. Keep it up.

> Every game now a days is trying to nickle and dime me PAST my initial $60 purchase
> focus on the most important things about video games: THE GAME ITSELF. Not DLC

Yup. Even though Nintendo has started announcing Season Passes before their games are even out. Yup. Totally. Not Nintendo.
^Sub ^Hint: ^This ^is ^the ^part ^where ^you ^should ^now ^say ^"Oh ^well ^now ^I ^am ^okay ^with ^it."

> Sure the graphics may not be as good, or the framerate, which is definitely an issue for people sometimes. But damn it I don't think most people notice it when they play the switch because it's just pure FUN.

Don't notice it? Source? Did you see all the different forum posts and reviews about people noticing the framerate dips in Zelda? Do you see reviews and discussions for some of the games with questionable ports? Framerate does actually affect gameplay and more than a few people notice it. You say you play on PC so I am sure you get that. I am not one of those super snobs that goes "I just can't play games below 60fps" but there is a clear difference. Inconsistent framerates do affect my gameplay and fun. My game slowing down during a fight isn't "pure FUN." I am not saying I don't still enjoy the game but I am not in such ecstasy that I don't notice the drops.

> the online infrastructure seems a little sketchy

You can say its more than sketchy. Its outdated and archaic. I need my phone to use voice chat.

> And i kinda wish I got the red and blue joycons and not boring old grey, but I couldn't find any red and blues lol

Check Amazon US. It looks like they have some.

I like my Switch and a lot of Nintendo's catalog but damn guys...

u/DirkDiggy99 · -5 pointsr/buildapcsales

The D-pad on these are terrible. The Hori Dpad controllers are much better.

u/JustSayNOriega · -6 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I replaced my dock with this because the stock dock sucks.