Nintendo Switch Accessories and Deals

If you’re a brand new Nintendo Switch owner, you’re going to want to keep everything working as well as it can and get some fun gadgets on top. From Joy-Cons to Micro SD cards to carry cases to screen protectors, here are the best Nintendo Switch accessories and deals for them, including some you may not have seen before.

The brand new console from the people who brought you most of your favourite childhood games, the Nintendo Switch, will be released on March 3rd, 2017. Of course, as great as it is to get the console itself, you’re probably going to need to get some extras along with your shiny new toy. Here are the best Nintendo Switch accessories and deals right now.

On March 3rd, 2017, Nintendo will be unleashing the Switch into the world alongside a cavalcade of various accessories and its launch line-up of games. In this post, we’ll check out some of the best Nintendo Switch accessories you’ll be able to get at launch as well as the best deals on Nintendo Switch games and extras.

If you’d like to check out pre-order prices on the Nintendo Switch console itself, head to our page right here. For the best Nintendo Switch game deals out there, head over here instead. While you’re at it, check out our guide to the best Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch, since you’ll probably need one of those too.

Joy-Cons

If you’re looking to play games with your friends or family, odds are, you’re going to want to pick up some extra controllers for all the multiplayer action. The Joy-Cons come in a series of configurations, depending on whether you want to pick up just the left (L), just the right (R) or the pair together. Then you’ll have to decide which colour you want to go for – subtle, subdued grey or full-on red and blue neon.

Joy-Con Controller Pair with Snipperclips Download Code

Joy Con Snippers

By far the best option, if you’re looking to pick up a second set of Joy-Cons, is the Nintendo-branded bundle of a set of Neon Joy-Cons along with a digital copy of Snipperclips. Buying this bundle saves £13 off the price of the game.

Joy-Con Pair Neon

Joy Con Neon

Joy-Con Pair Grey

Joy Con Grey

Joy-Con Left

Joy-Con Right

Joy-Con Strap

Pro Controller

pro controller

Of course, for some games, you’re going to want the familiarity of a more standard controller type. For this, Nintendo is offering up the Switch Pro Controller, which features a more recognisable controller layout including two thumbsticks, a cross-type D-pad and four face buttons. It can be used wirelessly and works with most, if not all, Switch games.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (Wireless)

Joy-Con Charging Grip

charging grip

Not to be ignored is the fact that the Joy-Con Grip that comes with your console is a non-charging version. This means that in order to charge up your Joy-Cons, you’ll need to set them into the dock. You may prefer to get yourself a Joy-Con Charging Grip and gain the ability to charge your controllers while you play.

Joy-Con Charging Grip

Cases

Zelda Case Switch

The Nintendo Switch is designed as a “home first” console that is also massively portable. The idea being that you’ll be playing happily at home and if you happen to need to take it with you on the go, whatever your adventure may be, you can. If like me, you’re a little hesitant to just throw your Nintendo Switch into a bag with all your other stuff, you may want to get yourself a case to protect your system while you travel. Here are some of the options out there to help you do that.

Switch System Travel Case

And if you fancy taking your entire system with you – Switch, dock and Joy-Con Grip as well as games all in one case – your best bet is the official Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe System Travel Case.

Cityslicker Switch Case

The folks over at SFBags.com, responsible for the ‘Cityslicker’ line of premium leather cases for laptops, tablets, phones and more have unveiled their latest creation – an ultra classy and luxurious case for your Nintendo Switch. These things are made of real leather and come in four colours. Plus they’re gorgeous.

Nintendo Switch AC Adapter

Switch AC Adapter

You’ll get one AC Adapter in the box with your Nintendo Switch console, but if you happen to want to have a charging point in more than one room – or perhaps have one attached to the dock and one free for any old use – you can pick up a separate AC Adapter at launch.

Nintendo Switch AC Adapter

Joy-Con Wheel Pair

Switch Wheels

What would a Nintendo console be without some kind of steering wheel accessory? This time, though, Nintendo is doubling up and selling you a pair of wheel-shaped shells in which to put your Joy-Con controllers, ready to play multiplayer on games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition.

Joy-Con Wheel pair

Starter Kits and Accessory Packs

Switch Accessory Set

With every brand new system comes the inevitable ‘starter pack’ in which you’ll receive various smaller trinkets that you will probably need when using your shiny new Nintendo Switch console. The Switch is no exception to this rule, although Nintendo has gone a more fun route and themed some starter packs to various characters and games. So that’s fun.

Nintendo Switch Starter Packs

Official Accessories

Power Banks

power bank anker c

One often-overlooked thing about the Nintendo Switch is that while it’s a very portable system, the battery life when playing intense games like Zelda may not sustain a long, epic gaming session. Reportedly, playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild in portable mode will get you roughly three hours of battery from the Switch. How to remedy what might be a shorter battery life than you’d like? Power Banks, of course. These portable batteries are designed specifically to keep devices alive when you’re not near a source of power.

The Switch uses USB-C connections, which narrows the options slightly but from various reviews and tests, the Anker PowerCore+ is a standout winner in this regard. This little guy can charge a regular smart phone seven times over before running out of power, so it’s safe to say that your Switch will get a new lease on life if needed.

Third-Party Accessories

That’s right, the time has come to talk about third-party accessories! No new console can be released these days without a slew of unofficial, third-party accessories filling up the shelves of every store you can find, providing helpful features at (usually) a fraction of the cost of the official accessories. Here are some of the third-party highlights for the Nintendo Switch at launch.

Hori

Gioteck

PDP

PowerA


That’s all we have at the moment, but we are constantly updating this page with more Nintendo Switch Accessories and deals when they become available, all the way up to launch and beyond.

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