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The Best Controller for Nintendo Switch for 2023

By Mitchell

january 12, 2022

There are many different kinds of the best Nintendo Switch controllers, so you can find one that fits your budget and style. We've made a list of our top choices to make things easier to understand

The Best Controller

It has extra features like button profiles that can be changed through the 8BitDo app and two extra buttons on the back of the pad. Comes with a charging dock, so if you need to charge quickly, this is a good thing to have.

8BitDo Ultimate Controller

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller costs $69.99/£59.99. It's the same price as our top pick on this list, the 8BitDo Ultimate. Even though the Ultimate has better buttons and triggers, the Pro is still a great choice.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

The Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers are fun and suitable for the whole family. However, they are also more expensive than the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. You get two controllers for the price of one if you can deal with their small size. 

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

Hori's version of the Joy-Con controller is a little bit wider, so it fits better in bigger hands. It also has two back paddle buttons on each controller and a "turbo" button for quick inputs.

Hori Split Pad Compact

PowerA Enhanced controllers are great gifts for younger players because they are cheap and come in many fun designs with Nintendo themes. The only downside to its price is that the place can only be used when it's plugged in.

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller

8BitDo's arcade stick is at both ends of our list of the best Nintendo Switch controllers. It's great for playing fighting games and the many retro games you can play online. 

8BitDo Arcade Stick


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