The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are nice ones and does the job, but they are very expensive and some of the best Switch third party controllers can be better options without drift problem. People with larger hands may find small buttons annoying or difficult to handle. That is why Nintendo did design the Pro Controller as a more traditional gamepad for people who wanted something much more comfortable, heavier, and more conventional. If you want a more traditional gaming controller alternatives for your Switch, and you want to spend less money, you can find other other options in this list. Here are some of most succesful third-party controllers for Nintendo Switch.
10 – Retro-Bit Official Sega Saturn Bluetooth Controller
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Relive the controller that changed the game, and take it to the next level with the Officially Licensed SEGA Genesis bluetooth controller 8-button arcade pad by Retro-Bit. Featuring a long range wireless gameplay compatibility with Android, PC, Mac, Steam.
09 – PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller for Nintendo Switch
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GameCube style controllers are widely considered the preferred way to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Pull off precise attacks using octagonal gated sticks, larger A button, and nostalgic muscle memory on this officially licensed Bluetooth wireless controller for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite featuring Mario.
08 – 8Bitdo M30 Bluetooth Gamepad for Nintendo Switch
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A Sega Genesis & Mega Drive inspired bluetooth controller.Compatible with Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS and Android. It has turbo function and upgradeable firmware.
07 – PAWHITS Wireless Pro Controller
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This wireless controller is compatible with Switch console also supports Windows PC,supporting motion sensing via built in Gyro and double-shock function via built-in dual motors.
06 – 8Bitdo Arcade Stick for Switch
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Arcade Stick is a featured packed joystick designed specifically for Switch and PC. Ultimate software gives you elite control over every piece of your arcade stick: customize button mapping and create macros with any button combination. It even has two dedicated macro buttons (P1/P2). Create controller profiles and switch between them at any time.
05 – Nintendo Switch USBC Wireless HORIPAD
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Be bound by cables and disposable batteries no longer! HORI delivers the best with the Nintendo Switch Wireless HORIPAD. The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Bluetooth wireless technology gives you freedom with a 32-foot range and 15-plus hours of battery life.
04 – 8Bitdo SF30 Pro Controller
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8Bitdo controllers are designed to be as versatile as possible with each of your modern devices. Easily pair your controller as an X-input or D-input device via Bluetooth. You can even use it as a wired USB controller with the included USB cable.
03 – Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro
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Enjoy the full-size controller experience in handheld mode with the HORI Split Pad Pro! Featuring full-size analog sticks, a precision D-pad, and large shoulder buttons designed for comfort and accuracy, even during marathon gaming sessions. Advanced features include assignable rear triggers, Turbo functionally, and more.
02 – PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch
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Explore your Deserted Island Getaway in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch with this officially licensed PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller*. Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this Bluetooth wireless controller features K.K. Slider design, motion controls, Advanced Gaming Buttons, and standard ergonomic layout.
01 – 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+ Bluetooth Gamepad
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Pro+ is the most advanced controller from 8BitDo ever. With 8BitDo Ultimate Software: Customize everything on Pro+ from button mapping, stick & trigger sensitivity, vibration control and even create macros with any button combination. Easily save your settings on a game by game basis with custom profiles.