Save some cash while upping your stats with these Nintendo Switch gamepads.
The‘s small Joy-Con controllers are good for simple multiplayer games ( ), but the bigger Nintendo Switch Pro controller is much better for more demanding games. With actual grips, the Switch Pro controller is more comfortable and its full D-pad and larger buttons help you find the right controls when you’re in the heat of the moment. All of Nintendo’s controller features like HD Rumble, NFC for Amiibo scanning and motion controls are supported, and it works wired or wireless. It’s great, but it’s also regularly priced between $60 and $70.
There are a number of third-party Switch Pro-like controllers that are available for a smaller price. We tested several options to find the best Switch controller you can buy right now. Nintendo’s official game controller still leads the way in comfort and button feel, but some of these alternatives do come close.
Going with a third-party Switch Pro controller does have some advantages aside from a lower price, too. For example, some have a Turbo button for faster firing rates or mappable buttons to make certain commands easier to trigger. Plus, a few of the ones we chose can be used with Windows, MacOS and Android, too. We update this list as we try new products. For even more options, check out GameSpot’s recommendations.