Our Favourite Nintendo Switch D-Pad Joy-Con Is Still On Sale

The Switch's best option for a D-Pad in handheld mode.

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When it comes to accessories, the Nintendo Switch has a dizzying variety on offer. One of the best is the Hori D-Pad Controller, which is a Joy-Con equipped with a D-Pad. It made our best Switch controllers list, and now it's on sale.

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Zelda Edition: $20 at Amazon

Mario Edition: $15 at Amazon

Pikachu Edition: $20 at Amazon

All three variations of the Hori D-Pad Joy-Con are currently on sale. You can pick up the Zelda-themed one for $20, the Pikachu version for $20, and the Mario edition for $15. They can only be used in handheld mode, and unfortunately, don't feature any rumble or motion controls.

As someone who has tested a multitude of controllers for the Nintendo Switch, some games just need a D-Pad. The recently added SNES games hammer this point home pretty hard, so if you're looking for something that feels a bit more comfortable with Super Mario World, Super Metroid, or any of the other classics, then you could do a lot worse than Hori's D-Pad Joy-Con.

If you're interested in more Switch controllers, including an excellent SNES-style one, be sure to check out our big guide on the best Nintendo Switch controllers we've tried so far.

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I have one and they are essential if you play 2D games like side scrollers or fighting games.

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I would add a word of caution about buying this. I bought one less than six months ago. I treat all my electronics very well and my Switch is still in pristine condition. However, as of the last few weeks, the joystick on this product has started not functioning properly. It isn't drift like people have reported of the official joycons. The stick will not read inputs in certain directions sometimes and will simply not function occasionally. The only thing I've been able to do to temporarily fix it is remove it and reattach it. Very annoying and it seems to be getting worse. It CANNOT be recalibrated in the settings menu because it's a third party item and isn't supported by the operating system in that way so I don't know what to do.

That being said, the D-pad has had no issues. So if all you want it for is that.. it IS cheap and I don't think I really regret buying it. I still like it for some things.

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@Deltath: Thanks for the warning.