Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in black
|Type||Video game controller|
|Release date||March 3, 2017|
|Power||1300 mAh, USB-C connector (recharge)|
|Predecessor||Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller|
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, commonly abbreviated as Switch Pro Controller, is a game controller manufactured and released by Nintendo for use with the Nintendo Switch video game console. It is an alternative controller to the Joy-Con.
Up to eight Pro Controllers can be synced to the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Pro Controller can also be paired with or connected to a PC for use with PC games, such as those on Steam which added support for the Pro Controller through a beta client update on May 9, 2018. The Pro Controller also supports near-field communication for use with Nintendo's Amiibo line as well as HD Rumble and motion controls.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is also available in the following special editions:
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 edition: pink handles
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate edition: white handles
- Splatoon 2 edition: green handle (left), pink handle (right)
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