The Nintendo Switch is the latest in a long line of gaming systems that have triggered the imagination of countless kids, teenagers, and adults. However, like its predecessors, if you do not have any controllers (in this case, the Joy-Con) the Nintendo Switch is rendered practically useless.
The Joy-Con controllers are what enable the Switch to “switch” to your preferred gaming mode, as well as allow up to 8 people to play at the same time.
The bad news? The Switch only comes with two controllers, and buying additional Joy-Cons can get a little pricey.
The good news? There are plenty of cheaper knock off controllers that work just as well, or even better, than the Joy-Con! We’ve put together this list of the top ten knock off Joy-Con controllers!
1. KINVOCA C25 Joy Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch, Replacement for Switch Joycon, Wired/Wireless Switch Controller, Programmable Macros, Turbo, Motion Control & Dual Shock, Red and Blue with Grip (4.5 stars, 1700 reviews) 10hours of battery life, easy to hold, large size prevents you from putting them in the case, cannot fire up switch wirelessly, actual joy sticks
1.ESYWEN Joy Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch, Controllers for Nintendo Switch, Replacement for Joycon with Macro Button and Grip Stand (Pink+Green) (ESYWEN, 4.5 Stars, 1748 reviews) ergonomic design, long battery life, easy to slide onto switch
4.. GEEMEE Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch/Switch Lite, Switch Bluetooth Controller Gamepad Joypad Joystick Compatible with Nintendo Switch Console as a Joy-Con Controller Replacement–Green/Pink (GEEMEE, 4.5 Stars, 81 reviews) comfortable grip, easy to connect, charge quickly, but only by USB, cannot turn off vibration,
5. TopACE Replacement for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller, Switch Remote Joypad Built-in Data for 12 Games with Turbo, Motion Control & Dual Shock (Blue/Red) 10 hours with vibration, 20 without, good grip, comes with a turbo button, comes with 200+ sets of figure data
- 2. Wireless Joy Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch, with Wake-Up Function Replacement Joy Con with Turbo Ergonomic New Shape for Comfortable Hold (JALVDE, 4 Stars, 1662 reviews) Easy to connect, vibration is loud, comfortable to hold, various color combinations
3. ECHTPower Wireless Controller for Nintendo Joycon Switch, Macro Button/Turbo/Vibration/Motion Functions, L/R Switch Controller Joypad, Nintendo Switch Controllers for Joy Con- Red and Blue (ECHTPower, 4.5 Stars, 1024 reviews) Only one vibration size, comfortable to hold, buttons feel “clicky”, four different color combinations, slightly hard to slide onto the switch, no variation in vibration level
6. Joy-Pad Controller Compatible with Switch Joycons with Wrist Strap, Switch Controller Supports Wake-up Function(Transparent) (Tenvoonl, 4 Stars, 434 reviews) charges immediately when plugged into switch, 6-axis gyroscope, wake-up function, comfortable grip, easy to sync, no reports of drift,
7. Joy Con Controller Replacement Campatiable for Nintendo Switch – Left and Right Neon Joycon Pad with Wrist Strap, Alternatives for Nintendo Switch Controllers, Wired/Wireless L/R Switch Remotes (Thavenfly, 4 Stars, 2418 reviews) 9 different designs, chargeable in console, do not fit in case, loud vibration, easy to set up
8. KDD Joy-pad Controller Compatible with Nintendo Switch L/R Joy Controller with Animal Crossing Theme, Buil-in Wake-up Function (KDD, 4.5 stars, 765 reviews) Same pairing method as the original, 15hours of playtime after charged, same size as original, do not have the amiibo function, three color options, good rumble
9.YHT Wireless Joy Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch, Replacement Joy Con with Redesigned Ergonomic Hand Grip Comfortable Handheld Gamepad Remote Wake Up Version (Red & Blue) (YHT, 4 Stars, 586 reviews)