Get a Nintendo Switch controller cheap in 2019 - the best Pro controllers and Joy-Con deals

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You can always count on Nintendo for high-quality gear, but sadly you can also count on them for a similarly high price tag. Finding a Nintendo controller cheap is tricky as a result. Be it a Joy-Con or Pro Controller, they tend to hold their value. This is complicated by the fact that you’ll almost certainly want to invest in some; the Switch is at its best during couch co-op or multiplayer. Fortunately, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best deals and laid them out them in a handy guide below.

Best deal today

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is $54.90 from Walmart (save 21%)
The Joy-Cons are great, but there's nothing like a classic controller. Buy a new one from Amazon for $14 less.

However, finding a Nintendo controller cheap won’t do you much good if you don’t know what you’re looking for. They come in a couple of varieties: Joy-Cons are detachable units that can be used as a pair or by multiple people (you can get a cheap set from Walmart for $66.77), while Pro Controllers are more traditional and designed for games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (get one for less from Walmart for $54.90). Don’t ignore third-party alternative, either. Even though they might not come with Amiibo compatibility, they’re often a fair bit cheaper. 

If you want to make other Nintendo-related savings, check in on our cheap Nintendo game deals page.

US deals

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is $54.90 from Walmart (save 21%)
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) for $66.77 on Walmart (save $12)
Need an extra set of Joy-Cons for a gaming session with family or friends? Save $12 with this deal from Walmart.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray) for $73.50 on Amazon (save 8%)
If you've got a gray Nintendo Switch, you'll probably want gray Joy-Cons to go with it. Happily, Amazon's got your back (for 8% less, too).View Deal

Power-A Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock for $17.29 on Amazon (save 42%)
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 Pro Controller for £54.99 from Very (save £10)
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) for £65.64 on Amazon (save £5 compared to other retailers)
Although it's not back in stock until 14th January, this Joy-Con combo is still a good fiver cheaper than you'll find it anywhere else.View Deal

Nintendo Poke Ball Plus is £44 (save 10%) at AO.com
Not a huge saving, but if you're looking to grab a new Poke Ball for Pokemon hunting, and don't want to pay full price, this is where to find it cheapest.View Deal

Wireless controller for Nintendo Switch (white) for £39.99 from Argos (save 20%)
If you'd like a more traditional controller that still has the official stamp of approval, this handset's going for £39.99 at Argos.View Deal

Pro controller

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

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. 

For more, head over to our Nintendo Switch accessories page.

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