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One Of The Best Nintendo Switch Controllers Is On Sale For $35

8BitDo's SN30 wireless controller is great for both retro and modern games, and it's currently discounted at Amazon and Best Buy.


8BitDo makes some of the best Nintendo Switch controllers around, offering high-quality alternatives to Nintendo's pricey first-party options. One of our favorite 8BitDo controllers, the SN30 Pro, is discounted to $35 at Amazon and Best Buy right now. The SN30 excels both when playing retro games and most modern titles. Amazon is your best bet as you get free shipping, while Best Buy is charging $5.49.

The SN30 Pro is shaped like a chunky SNES controller, making it an ideal gamepad for SNES and NES games if you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. We'd argue that the SN30 Pro is actually better for games that are traditionally played with a D-pad than either the Joy-Con (doesn't have a normal D-pad) or Switch Pro controller (slightly awkward D-pad placement).

But in addition to the D-pad and four face buttons, it also has four triggers, a pair of joysticks, and a turbo function. The bonus triggers and joysticks give the SN30 Pro far more versatility than a regular 'ole SNES controller. The feature set and layout allows you to play modern Switch titles without a hitch.

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Powered by USB-C, this Bluetooth controller can last up to 18 hours on a full charge. While it does have rumble, it's not the more precise HD Rumble like the official Nintendo controllers. And if you regularly use Amiibo, you should know that the SN30 Pro doesn't have NFC support. As an added benefit, however, the SN30 is compatible with PC, Mac, and Android as well.

Though not on sale, if you'd prefer a version of this controller with longer handles, the SN30 Pro Plus is the better option at $50. In addition to all of the same features and buttons, the SN30 Pro Plus has button remapping via included software for added customization.

If you're looking for some new games to play on Switch, check out our roundup of the best digital game deals of the week. Best Buy also has an excellent one-day sale on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which is one of the best Nintendo Switch games.

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