14 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories 2022 – The Verge
The Nintendo Switch is one of the world’s best-selling consoles, having shipped more than 100 million units since it launched in 2017. If you’re one of the millions of people that own the hybrid system, odds are you already have everything you need. However, if you’re someone who just recently picked up the console — or you’re currently looking to purchase one in lieu of hard to find consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X — there are a handful of accessories that will make your gaming experience far more enjoyable (and convenient).
Whether you need a controller, case, or pair of headphones, we’ve rounded up the best accessories you can buy to supplement your experience gaming on the Nintendo Switch.
Regardless of which model you purchase, the Nintendo Switch makes for a pretty amazing experience right out of the box. That said, there are a few staples we recommend picking up if you want to get a little more mileage out of the Switch, the portable-only Switch Lite, or the newer Switch OLED model, even if each model comes with everything you need to get started.
The following, in no specific order, are some of the things we think can help you make the most of Nintendo’s latest system. Just note that while most of these accessories can be used with any Switch model, there are some, like the Hori Split Pad Pro and Genki Covert Dock, that won’t work with the Switch Lite.
Nintendo’s first-party traditional controller is the best way to play games for your Nintendo Switch on the big screen. While the Joy-Cons for the Switch are perfectly fine, they can feel a bit crowded when they’re undocked from the console. The Pro controller alleviates this with a comfortable and relatively sturdy peripheral, one that is outfitted with motion controls, Nintendo’s HD rumble feature, and a more traditional D-pad. Read our review.
PDP Gaming Nintendo Switch Starter Kit
PDP’s Nintendo Switch Starter Kit is a small investment that pays huge dividends. The Nintendo Switch is intended to be portable, but taking your console out into the world opens it up to any number of potential threats. With this small collection of accessories, however, you can breathe a bit easier.
The PDP Gaming Switch Starter Kit comes with everything you need to protect your console from dings, drops, and scratches, as well as a few bonus items. The contents of the kit are as follows: a zippered carrying case with extra slots for cartridges, an adhesive screen protector, silicon Joy-Con covers with thumbstick grips, a pair of 3.5mm earbuds, and a microfiber cloth.
If you’re looking for a third-party alternative to Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, the PowerA Enhanced Wireless controller is one of your best options. It may not share the same build quality as its first-party counterpart, but it’s less expensive and includes …….