Nintendo isn’t just loved because of its quirky characters and awesome gameplay, but because the gaming experience Nintendo offer us can be customised through accessories. There’s a multitude of items out there, big and small, to modify the feel, capability and reliance of your Switch system.
These aren’t gimmicky, empty-promise accessories which seem like a good idea for about 15-minutes before being resigned to the back of a drawer. These are items which will leave you wondering how you even gamed before owning them.
So, here’s of some of the top accessories available for your Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers, £69.66
The first and most essential item for any Switch owner is an additional controller – as many as possible, ideally. Many of Nintendo’s top titles are best shared – so it’s best to load up as soon as possible and start destroying friendships on Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, £54.55
It takes all sorts to make the world go around – some people like JoyCons and some people would prefer a more traditional controller option. Luckily Nintendo has thought of that and got them covered.
GameCube Controller, £22.16
Nintendo fandom spans generations. We all loved our first Nintendo console and the controller’s button layout is embedded in our muscle memory – so if the GameCube was your console, why not take advantage of your natural advantage and plug in one of these? Luckily if you kept one of the original bad boys from back in the day, you only need to get a four-port adapter.
Analog Thumb Caps, £7.99
These joystick toppers are a fun and reliable way to protect the Switch’s grip-tops from wearing and your fingers from slipping.
SanDisk Switch 128 GB Mirco Memory Card, £29.45
Assuming you won’t be satiated with just one game, a required upgrade is a high-capacity SD card. It’ll let you to save multiple games without running out of space.
Antank Portal Backup Battery, £29.99
One of the most exciting things about the Switch is its portability – you can play it on the commute, in the garden, in bed, or at work (we won’t tell). The only issue is that the inbuilt battery life might not meet your needs. This power bank will make sure you are never without your gaming fix.
Switch Compact PlayStand, £9.99
You can’t be perching your Switch precariously on top of a pile of books. This foldable and compact stand will give you an adjustable, stable and raised pedestal stand no matter your location – the design will even let you plug in a charge lead and play.
Fintie Grip for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, £12.99
This pair of items house your individual JoyCons, giving you a larger ergonomic grip which can really help your gameplay during titles like Super Smash Bros.
Tempered Glass Screen Protector, £7.88
Considering that the Switch in handheld mode is mostly screen, it makes sense to offer it little protection from the big, bad and very scratchy world. Not only will it mean that your visual experience is protected, but any future trade-in deals will let you hit those higher value brackets.
PDP Travel Case, £9.40
The Switch is a simple and portable device, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t benefit from a little extra protection and organisation. You’ll be able to carry some extra controllers, games cartridges, headphones and charging wires.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Accessory Pair, £13.97
This isn’t a ploy to make a game seem more immersive – the steering wheel honestly just makes driving games much easier. It also helps the controller frisbee across the room from anger at being blue shelled 1-meter from the line.
Samsung 55″ QLED Ultra HD Smart 4K TV, £859.00
Okay, this is a cheeky one. Game design is something to be appreciated. As good as Breath of the Wind, Bayonetta 2 and Odyssey are in handheld mode, they are too beautiful to be restricted to a 6-inch screen all the time. An Ultra HD 4K TV of any size (though, the bigger the better, obviously) will see you through all your gaming and entertainment endeavours with style and crisp clarity.