GameCube-Style Switch Controllers For Smash Ultimate On Sale For $20

You can't beat this price.

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Now Playing: Smash Bros Gamecube-Style Controllers For Nintendo Switch Look Rad - GameSpot Daily

Thanks to the massive release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch, Nintendo's long-running fighting game franchise is still going strong in 2019, even breaking records at Evo 2019 this past weekend by hitting the highest peak viewership in the event's history. Many longtime Smash players trace their passion for the series back to Super Smash Bros. Melee on GameCube, and they prefer to use a GameCube-style controller over a Switch Pro controller because it feels more familiar and intuitive. For that reason, there's no shortage of GameCube-style Switch controllers on the market--but you can get what are possibly the cutest GameCube controllers on sale at Amazon right now.

Why, hello there, beautiful.
Why, hello there, beautiful.

PDP's GameCube-style wired Switch controllers released late last year (around the same time as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) and come in a variety of colorful designs, inspired by popular Nintendo characters who also star in Smash, such as Pikachu, Link, Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. Normally sold for $25, they're on sale for $20 at Amazon currently. PDP's GameCube-style controllers are unique in that the traditional C-Stick can be swapped out for a full-size stick if desired. Plus, they each come with a 10-foot cable that connects via USB directly to the Switch.

Nintendo originally offered a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube controller of its own that required an adapter, but it's unavailable at many online retailers and also considerably pricier.

While GameSpot hasn't reviewed PDP's GameCube-style Switch controller, it currently ranks about 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Reviews are generally positive, particularly with regards to the colorful design and swappable C-Stick, but some reviewers mention input issues, such as the left thumbstick occasionally causing an A or B move to be input. With that in mind, it could be worth shelling out for a first-party controller if you're playing professionally, but for casual play, you can't beat $20 for an otherwise solid controller that doesn't require an adapter. Besides Smash, these controllers will also work with any Switch game that's compatible with the Pro controller.

See all the designs currently on sale below. (Note: There are also Sonic and Yoshi designs available on Amazon, but they're still listed at full price.)

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Pikachu design

$20 ($25)

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Legend of Zelda design

$20 ($25)

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Princess Peach design

$20 ($25)

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Mario design

$20 ($25)

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Luigi design

$20 ($25)

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