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Joy-Cons are great, but when you need some serious gaming on your Switch, you’d better get Nintendo’s Pro Controller. Right now you can save a bit of money while you’re at it too – the Pro Controller is currently $ 59 at Amazon, down from its usual price of $ 70.
The Pro Controller has long been a favorite at Engadget since its release four years ago today. When he examined the switch back in 2017, Devindra Hardawar called the controller “a good alternative for gamers looking for a more traditional gamepad,” and found it indispensable for playing fighting games and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Since then, the Controller Pro has been a constant presence in our gift guides, and I’ve listed it as the best Switch controller to play action games with, thanks to its comfortable handles and D-pad. Devindra and I noted that the biggest downside was its $ 70 price tag, so a $ 11 discount is certainly no reason to sneeze. It’s also worth noting that the Pro Controller was hard to find for much of last year, so I recommend getting it while it’s still in stock.