If you’re a Nintendo fan, chances are you’re looking for the best Nintendo Switch controllers. After all, even the best Nintendo Switch games can be a chore to play if your joy-cons are drifting or with a controller that’s just not comfortable or easy to use.
For this reason, we have compiled this list of best Nintendo Switch controllers. Although there are many different models, we decided to focus on Nintendo-approved models and showcase a variety of the coolest Switch controllers around. We intentionally didn’t include any cons due to some annoying design flaws, do you understand us?
There are Pokemon controllers, Mario controllers, Zelda controllers, and countless others. They all look absolutely fantastic, and what’s more, they behave perfectly too. We have only selected a small selection for this article, but of course there are countless others available to you as well. We hope to introduce you to a controller that will guide you through countless unforgettable experiences.
Our picks for the best Nintendo Switch controllers are:
- Retro Gold Mario Upgraded Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller
- Cuphead Enhanced Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller
- Metroid Dread Upgraded Wired Nintendo Switch Controller
- Blood Moon Zelda Upgraded Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller
- Kirby Improved Wired Nintendo Switch Controller
- Oran Berry Pikachu Enhanced Wired Nintendo Switch Controller
- Tom Nook Upgraded Wired Nintendo Switch Controller
- Quantum Crash Upgraded Nintendo Switch Wired Controller
RETRO GOLD MARIO NINTENDO WIRELESS SWITCH CONTROLLER Improved
This one is absolutely gorgeous. On the one hand, it has that distinguished golden color, and on the other hand, it features Mario’s sprite and a ? Block from Super Mario Bros. 3. For many fans, this game is the definitive Mario experience, and even if you disagree, this sprite still looks pretty slick. It is a gold controller, based on a gold game, for the gold standard of gamers.
CUPHEAD ENHANCED NINTENDO SWITCH WIRELESS CONTROLLER
From a controller that features artwork from a classic game, to a controller that features a modern take on a classic formula. Cuphead has quickly established itself as one of the modern icons of gaming, so it’s no surprise you can get your hands on official Cuphead Switch controllers. In the little piece of art it presents, it manages to capture all the charm and whimsy found in the game itself.
ENHANCED METROID DREAD WIRED Nintendo Switch Controller
Metroid Dread was the first completely new 2D Metroid game since 2002, so it’s easy to see why this game was so appealing to so many gamers. A whole new generation has fallen in love with Samus and the Metroid series in general. If you’re one of those people, you can get this awesome white Switch controller that features flashy artwork showing Samus in her armor.
BLOOD MOON ZELDA ENHANCED WIRELESS NINTENDO SWITCH CONTROLLER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (one of the best Switch exclusives), completely revolutionized the Zelda series and gave us a distinctive new portrayal of the princess herself. While she appeared in several flashbacks in Breath of the Wild, fans really got to know her in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Anyway, this controller not only features a fantasy image of Zelda itself, but also depicts Hyrule Castle under the influence of Ganon.
KIRBY ENHANCED WIRED NINTENDO SWITCH CONTROLLER
With the rise of Kirby and the Forgotten Earth, the iconic pink puffball seems to have reached new heights of popularity. Naturally, many fans want to get Kirby Switch controllers, and that’s exactly what this is. Along with a piece of Kirby artwork, you also get the show’s logo and lots of bright colors. It will be right at home in the collection of many fans.
ENHANCED WIRED NINTENDO SWITCH CONTROLLER ORAN BERRY PIKACHU
This controller represents Game Freak’s most iconic creation to date – the one and only Oran Berry, which debuted in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire in 2002. Oh wait, we mean Pikachu. Pikachu is Game Freak’s most iconic creation. The artwork for this controller is adorable, as it shows our favorite electric mouse about to enter a bay, along with the word “Pikachu” written in a beautifully stylized font.
TOM NOOK ENHANCED WIRED NINTENDO SWITCH CONTROLLER
With each new game, Tom Nook’s empire seems to grow. Originally he was just a simple trader who managed a bit of real estate on the side, now he’s someone who tweaks deserted islands for cash – presumably so he can resell them to billionaires looking for a secluded getaway. The next thing you know, he’s going to try to buy Twitter. Anyway, this controller uses very soft colors and features a cute piece of Tom Nook art, next to the Animal Crossing logo.
QUANTUM CRASH ENHANCED WIRED NINTENDO SWITCH CONTROLLER
Crash Bandicoot has been a 3D platforming icon since the 1990s, but the Nintendo Switch is the first Nintendo console to truly give fans a chance to play its most popular releases (not that it hasn’t had good games on other Nintendo consoles). This controller features wonderfully unique Crash Bandicoot artwork, and we’re sure many fans will want to get their hands on this controller.
We hope this has been a useful reference point for you, and if you’re looking for more Switch content, check out our guide to upcoming Switch games, which is sure to get you excited.