Whether you’re still playing on the original Nintendo Switch or you’ve already upgraded to a Nintendo Switch OLED, picking up a new controller at a discount on Cyber Monday while you still can will breathe new life into your console.
Also, with plenty of great Nintendo Switch multiplayer games like Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’re going to want to have some extra controllers on hand during the holidays.
While the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo’s Joy-Cons rarely go on sale, I’ve rounded up some great Cyber Monday deals on some of my favorite third-party controllers, many of which are featured on our best Nintendo Switch Controllers guide. From Joy-Con replacements to controllers with Pro-level features, there’s something for every Nintendo Switch player here.
Nintendo Switch controllers Cyber Monday deals — Quick Links
- 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth: was $69 now $55 @ Amazon
- PowerA Nano: was $60 now $50 @ Amazon
- GameSir T4 Kaleid: was $41 now $36 @ Amazon
- Hori Split Pad Compact: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
- 8BitDo Retro Arcade Stick: was $89 now $81 @ Amazon
Nintendo Switch controller deals: Best Cyber Monday sales right now
8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth: was $69 now $55 @ Amazon
The 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth packs in even more features than the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller including Hall Effect joysticks, two customizable rear buttons and it even comes with a charging stand. This controller can connect to your Switch over Bluetooth but there’s also a 2.4 GHz USB dongle included in the bottom of the stand for those who want to play wirelessly with lower latency. In my 8BitDo Ultimate Controller review, I gave this Editor’s Choice controller 4.5 stars and highlighted how it also works on PC.
PowerA Nano: was $60 now $50 @ Amazon
If you have smaller hands or are looking for the perfect controller for a younger gamer, look no further than the Power A Nano. It has the same design as the regular PowerA Wireless Controller ($42, Amazon) which is also on sale but has been slimmed down. I really like this controller myself and I find the two reprogrammable back buttons to be very useful. Since it came out two years ago though, it’s often hard to find in stock at Target and other brick and mortar stores.
GameSir T4 Kaleid: was $41 now $36 @ Amazon
The GameSir T4 Kaleid may have an Xbox-style button layout, but you can swap the buttons around right on the controller. This may be a wired controller but boy does it pack in the pro-level features. From Hall Effect joysticks, to mechanical face buttons and even built-in RGB lighting, the GameSir T4 Kaleid almost has it all. In my GameSir T4 Kaleid review, I praised its design and just couldn’t get over how nice the mechanical face buttons feel to press.
Hori Split Pad Compact: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
The Hori Split Pad Compact is a great Joy-Con alternative for those that prefer larger thumbsticks but want something a bit more portable than the original Hori Split Pad ($49, Amazon). You also get two programmable back buttons, turbo functionality and a full-sized D-Pad. Right now though, only the Gengar and Pikachu + Mimikyu versions of the Hori Split Pad Compact are still in stock on Amazon but at this price, it’s worth it to be a Pokémon fan.
8BitDo Retro Arcade Stick: was $89 now $81 @ Amazon
The 8BitDo Retro Arcade Stick is by far the best fightstick you can get for the Nintendo Switch. Not only does it have an iconic, NES-style design but it’s also super easy to open up and customize just like the 8BitDo Arcade Stick for Xbox. This arcade stick also works on PC and thanks to its Dynamic Button Layout feature, the lettering on its buttons changes automatically when you go back and forth between Switch and PC.
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Anthony Spadafora is the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to password managers and the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. Before joining the team, he wrote for ITProPortal while living in Korea and later for TechRadar Pro after moving back to the US. Based in Houston, Texas, when he’s not writing Anthony can be found tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.