The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is on sale for $64 at Amazon. Though that probably sounds like a small discount (retail price is $70), it’s worth noting it’s exceedingly rare to find the controller for less than its MSRP. It was on sale for $62 around Prime Day 2023, and it sold out very quickly.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released alongside the console in March 2017, but it’s still one of the best controllers on the market. It ticks all the right boxes for its design, which features an attractive translucent shell that shows off the internal hardware, an absurdly strong battery life, and a wonderfully ergonomic design that makes this feel like a premium extra for your Switch.
It also supports near-field communication for Nintendo Amiibo figures, offers HD rumble, and has built-in motion controls. Even if you don’t have a Switch, this controller will work great on PC via Bluetooth or with the included USB-C cable.
One other smart piece of engineering here can be found on the face buttons, which are larger than the ones found on Xbox Wireless Controllers or PlayStation DualSense peripherals, making this an idea piece of technology for younger members of your household.
This Switch Pro controller deal isn’t the only one worth considering, though. Right now, you can grab the best third-party controller alternative for its lowest price ever. The 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller is on sale for $56 (down from $70) at Amazon. Both the white and black models are available at this price. The 8BitDo Ultimate has some cool features not found in Nintendo’s first-party controller, including a pair of mappable back buttons, three custom profiles, adjustable stick/trigger sensitivity and rumble intensity, and Hall Effect sticks.
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