Until late last year, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller price has been difficult to budge. The $69.99 / £59.99 official gamepad was rarely discounted, thanks in part to the Nintendo Switch's own surge in demand and the fact that Nintendo itself doesn't like to mark its more premium products down. However, since then we've seen a number of Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals hitting the market, which means it's finally time to save some cash on that more traditional set of buttons.
We've seen the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller price drop down to $59.99 in the US and £53 in the UK in previous sales, while in Australia you'll usually find it on offer for AU$89 - AU$98. While that doesn't sound like much, it's incredibly rare to find discounts on Nintendo peripherals, and considering Pro Controller sales haven't been too reliable over the past few years, a steady stream of discounts is much appreciated.
We're bringing you the cheapest Nintendo Switch Pro Controller deals from around the world, as soon as they drop. Or, take a look at the cheap Pro Controller alternatives further down the page - sacrificing a few little-used features can save you some serious cash if you're willing to shop third party.
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Is the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller worth it?
In our Nintendo Switch Pro Controller review, we called it "a must-have" if you primarily use your Nintendo Switch at home - and it's great for tabletop mode too. It's certainly a premium addition to your Switch set up, but we’d say it’s an essential one. If you find yourself playing in docked mode for any extended period of time it's well worth the cash.
So why is the Pro Controller so expensive? The cross-platformers among you will have noticed that this price seems a tad higher than you'll find DualShock 4 deals or cheap Xbox One controllers. However, with all the rumble and motion technology inside these official controllers, costs add up and the ultimate result is well worth the cash if you're looking for a more conventional gaming experience when docked.
If, however, you're just looking for a new controller to expand your multi-player options, we'd suggest looking at an extra set of Joy-Con. Coming in at just $10 more, you get a new color set for your Switch, and two extra multiplayer options instead of one. You'll find the latest Nintendo Switch Joy-Con prices just below if this sounds like the better option.
Cheaper Nintendo Switch Pro Controller alternatives
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller price may be a little eye-watering for those of us used to the cost of PlayStation or Xbox. There are still options, however, if you're shopping a little cheaper. Power-A and PDP are well known for their cheap Pro Controller alternatives, and while you may be sacrificing motion controls or seamless wireless pairing here, the gamepads below offer a similar traditional controller feel without Nintendo's price tags.
How to find Nintendo Switch Pro Controller sales
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller sales are fairly limited to seasonal shopping periods, but we do see $10 discounts throughout the year as well. Thanks to the Switch's enduring appeal, these controllers aren't losing their value any time soon, and with the recent surges in demand we don't expect any major Pro Controller sales to hit retailers any time soon. That said, the comparison charts above will always bring you the cheapest offers around, so keep an eye out for that $59.99 price point as it's likely the best you'll find right now.
Can you use the Pro Controller with Nintendo Switch Lite?
You may be checking out the latest Nintendo Switch Lite sales and wondering whether the Pro Controller will work with the handheld only console. We have some good news for you. Not only does the Pro Controller work with the Nintendo Switch Lite, but because the in-built Joy-Cons don't offer rumble functionality or motion controls in the handheld-only system, you're actually picking up a number of extra features when you pair a full gamepad to the system as well. That also means you'll be able to play games that weren't designed to be played in handheld mode as well.
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