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|
Design and featuresEdit
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller incorporates a button layout similar to that of the Wii's Classic Controller Pro, but utilizes a staggered analog stick layout employed by the GameCube controller and Microsoft's family of Xbox consoles, with its overall design being highly similar to that of the Xbox Wireless Controller. 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 controller takes approximately 6 hours to fully charge. When fully charged, the battery duration for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can last approximately 40 hours.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is available in black, and also 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)
- Monster Hunter Rise edition: black with gold Magnamalo design
- PowerA GameCube-esque variant: various colors and Nintendo character/franchise themes
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