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The Best Nintendo Switch Controller In 2024

The Switch Pro controller is still an excellent gamepad, but there are now many other options that are worth picking up ahead of Prime Day 2024.

With Prime Day 2024 happening on July 16 and 17, chances are it'll be a great time to pick up a new Nintendo Switch controller. Whether you're looking for a grip controller for handheld mode, a pro-style pad for playing docked, or fight stick for arcade and fighting games, we've rounded up the best Nintendo Switch controllers available ahead of Prime Day 2024 to help make your search for a new gamepad for Nintendo's hybird console a little easier. And be sure to check our lists for even more early Prime Day sales available now, including the best Nintendo Switch deals.

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The Switch Pro controller is an easy and safe choice, but numerous third-party controllers give it a run for its money. Some of the top brands to consider include 8BitDo, a maker of retro-inspired controllers and the company behind our favorite Pro Controller alternatives, the Pro 2 and Ultimate; Hori, which makes the Split Pad Pro, Split Pad Compact, and more of the best Nintendo Switch accessories; and PowerA, which offers some of the best budget Switch controllers and a great GameCube-style option as well. Depending on what you play, you may even want to pick up a couple of the controllers on this list.

From Switch Pro Controller alternatives and better Joy-Cons to fight sticks and retro pads, here are the best Switch controllers we've tried and swear by. Plus, check out our picks for the best Nintendo Switch carrying cases, screen protectors, and grips as well as great Bluetooth headsets for Switch.

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