Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $59 | Amazon
Anyone that owns a Nintendo Switch oughtta be familiar with the “joys” of Joy-Con drift. Unless you own a Switch Lite, there’s a high chance you’ve even experienced the phenomenon yourself. For those tired of putting up with Joy-Con altogether and prefer a more robust solution, the Switch Pro controller is your friend. Resembling the Xbox One controller, albeit with a cool translucent design, the Pro controller features textured grips, a built-in gyroscope, and charges over USB-C.
Perhaps the only thing it lacks are the pressure-sensitive triggers of the DualShock 4 and aforementioned Xbox One controller, which are much more suited to racing games like Burnout Paradise Remastered. Still, if you’re rocking Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch Pro controller is your best bet and just a much more comfortable all around experience than the Joy-Cons. Seriously, I didn’t pick up one until 2 years into owning my Switch and I cannot believe I beat Breath of the Wild with just the Joy-Cons and grip. It’s night and day.
This deal was originally posted by Gabe Carey in August 2020 and updated by Joe Tilleli with new information on 09/09/2021.