Snap up a Nintendo Switch controller cheap for 2019

Snap up a Nintendo Switch controller cheap for 2019
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Simply put, the best way to get a Nintendo Switch controller cheap, is the legwork you need to put in to find deals. Nintendo are famously careful with their deals, and discounts - or lack there of - so it really pays to shop around, and sometimes go off the beaten track. And that 's where we come in as we've saved you the effort by rounding up all the best savings, bargains, and offers to help you get a Nintendo Switch controller cheap right here. Want a Pro Controller for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? No problem. Need extra Joy-Cons for a co-op match of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? We’ve got you covered.

You've got a choice of two main controller types, right off the bat: the Joy-Cons or the  Pro Controllers. The Joy-Cons are small, wand-like devices that can be held separately or attached directly onto the Switch screen. They can also be used as a pair or individually and bring back the memories and actions of motion control fun that the Wii remotes had. Meanwhile, the Pro Controllers live at the other end of the spectrum, having a more traditional and classic controller layout. Both types are available below, not to mention a few other Nintendo Switch accessories you might find useful. Basically, this is a one-stop shop for finding a Nintendo Switch controller cheap.

While we’re on the subject of accessories, we’d recommend checking out the best Nintendo Switch SD cards too. These compensate for the console’s stingy built-in storage, so allowing you to install more and avoid the conundrum of what to delete whenever you buy a new game. If you didn't get an SD card with your Nintendo Switch bundle, we'd recommend remedying that sooner rather than later.

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US deals

nintendo switch controller cheap

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $56.99 on Amazon (save $12)
The Pro Controller is perfect for those Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sessions, so it's worth grabbing one now while it's cheap(er).View Deal

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Blue/Neon Red) | $69.99 on Walmart (save $10)
Need an extra set of Joy-Cons for a gaming session with family or friends? Save $10 with this deal from Walmart.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray) | $66.99 on Amazon (save $13)
If you've got a gray Nintendo Switch, you'll probably want gray Joy-Cons to go with it. Amazon's got your back (for $13 less, too).View Deal

Nintendo Poke Ball Plus | $41.99 at B&H Photo (save $8)
If you gotta catch them all, this is a cool little controller that helps make Pokemon Let's Go more immersive.View Deal

Power-A Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock | $19.99 on Amazon (save 33%)
It's a good idea to buy a charger for any console with wireless controllers, but in the Switch's (very portable) case it's even more important.View Deal

UK deals

nintendo switch controller cheap

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | £54 from AO.com (save £6)
The Pro Controller's ideal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sessions, so grab one now while it's cheaper than normal.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Neon Green/Neon Pink) | £65 on Amazon (save £5 compared to other retailers)
A few quid off isn't something to sniff at, and this Joy-Con combo is still a good fiver cheaper than you'll find anywhere else.View Deal

Nintendo Poke Ball Plus | £39 (save 10%) at AO.com
Not a huge saving, but if you're looking to grab a Poke Ball and don't want to pay full price, this is where to find it cheapest.View Deal

Pro controller

nintendo switch controller cheap

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Best Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals

The Pro controller’s essential if you’ll be spending a lot of time on the Switch. Not only does it help avoid the claw hand you start to get after a long session using the Joy-Cons, it’s better suited to games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Splatoon 2. The only downside is the fact that they don’t come in many colors.

As a side-note, we’d recommend avoiding third-party handsets if you want to use amiibos: they don’t usually have NFC capabilities.

Joy-Con

nintendo switch controller cheap

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Best Nintendo Switch Joy-Con deals

Only after a pair of Joy-Cons? We’ve got the top deals for you below. We’d definitely advise getting a pack of two rather than singular Joy-Cons; single packs go for $49.99/£39.99, while a pair is $79.99/£69.99. It’s better value for money all-round. 

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