The Nintendo Switch‘s tiny Joy-Con controllers are nice for simple multiplayer games (drift issues aside), but the larger size of the Nintendo Switch Pro controller is roundly better for more demanding games. With actual grips, the controller is more comfortable and its larger buttons and full D-pad help you find the right controls in the heat of the moment. It also supports all of Nintendo’s controller features like HD Rumble, NFC for Amiibo scanning and motion controls, and it works wired or wireless. It’s great, but it’s also priced between $60 and $70, and that was before COVID-19 shortages.
There are third-party Switch Pro-like controllers, however, offering more comfortable gaming for less money. We tested several of them to find the best Switch controller out there. Honestly, none offered the same comfort and button feel that we appreciate about Nintendo’s official game controller. But there are ones that come close.
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Going with a third-party Switch Pro controller does have some advantages aside from a lower price,