Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Discounted At Amazon, But Probably Not For Long

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The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is on sale for $63 at Amazon, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see this sell out rather quickly. Though a 10% discount probably sounds small (retail price is $70), it’s exceedingly rare to find the controller for less than its MSRP at a major retailer. The Pro Controller is even resistant to discounts during big sales events like Black Friday and Prime Day. Joy-Con controllers are similarly averse to sales, but right now you can get red and blue Joy-Con bundle with Super Mario Party for only $79 at Walmart. It’s quite the day for Nintendo controller offers.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released alongside the console in 2017, but it’s still one of the best controllers on the market. It ticks all the right boxes for its design, which features an attractive translucent shell that shows off the internal hardware, an absurdly strong battery life, and a wonderfully ergonomic design that makes this feel like a premium extra for your Switch.

It also supports near-field communication for Nintendo Amiibo figures, offers HD rumble, and has built-in motion controls. Even if you don’t have a Switch, this controller will work great on PC, Mac, Steam Deck, and mobile devices via Bluetooth or with the included USB-C cable.

One other smart piece of engineering here can be found on the face buttons, which are larger than the ones found on Xbox Wireless Controllers or PlayStation DualSense peripherals, making this an idea piece of technology for younger members of your household.

This Switch Pro controller deal isn’t the only one worth considering, though. Right now, you can grab the best third-party controller alternative for a great price. The 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller is on sale for $55 (down from $70) at Amazon. This price only applies to the white, but you can also save on the other color variants. The 8BitDo Ultimate has some cool features not found in Nintendo’s first-party controller, including a pair of mappable back buttons, three custom profiles, adjustable stick/trigger sensitivity and rumble intensity, and Hall Effect sticks.