Gamers are all too aware that just owning a console is not all you will likely need to buy as the number of accessories on the market continue to grow – and the Nintendo Switch is no exception. You may have already chosen from the best Nintendo Switch cases, you may already have your screen protectors and head-sets, but there is still more out there to help you have the best gaming experience possible with your Nintendo Switch.
However, all these extra bits, such as suped-up controllers and steering wheels, can add up quickly, especially when you’ve already splashed out around £279 for the console. This list should help you work out which accessories you need and when it’s best to save a little money, especially with some Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals right around the corner.
So whether you’re tempted by the new Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders or already have a Nintendo Switch console at home, we’ve pulled together a selection of Switch accessories so that you get the most out of your console.
If you are considering upgrading from your Nintendo Switch Lite, we’d also recommend reading our Nintendo Switch vs Lite guide, where we outline the pros and cons of each. And, try our guide to the best Nintendo Switch chargers for more accessories or head to our best Nintendo Switch games round-up to find something new to play.
10 of the best Nintendo Switch accessories
1. Hori Nintendo Switch Compact Playstand
A stand allows you to keep your device stable while you play, and this one has a choice of three angles to adjust your screen to. It even charges your device while you use it, too.
2. Tempered Glass Screen Protector
Keep your device protected by choosing one of the best Nintendo Switch screen protectors you can. This tempered glass one should help your screen stay scratch-free without adding too much width, meaning it should still fit into console hubs and other devices. It also comes in a handy pack of two.
3. Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Racing Wheels
These wheels will enhance your gaming experience during racing games. Simply slot your joy-con controllers into the centre and hold the wheel like you’re in a real car to play.
4. Nintendo Switch Wireless Pro Controller
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the traditional gaming controller, you can swap in this wireless pro version to play your Nintendo Switch. It has the feel and manoeuvrability of a classic control with all the functionality of the new joy-cons.
5. Hard Travel Carrying Case
Keep your handset safe and secure with one of the best Nintendo Switch cases you can find. This one has a hard shell for protection and plenty of pocket space to store your games and controllers alongside your device.
6. Turtle Beach Recon 70N Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch
Truly get your head in the game with a headset. These headphones will help tune out the noise for the rest of the household, and they include a microphone to chat with friends and other gamers during play. They’re also compatible with other gaming devices if you have other consoles, too.
7. Venom Switch Power Bank
Keep your device juiced up and ready to go with a Nintendo Switch power bank. This one includes a USB charging cable for other devices and charges via the Nintendo Switch AC adaptor.
8. Joy-Con Controller
Joy-Con controllers are a new gaming classic, released especially for the Nintendo Switch device. There are various colour pairings to choose from, including neon red and blue and green and pink (pictured).
9. Poké Ball Plus
Perfect for Pokémon fans, the Nintendo Switch Poké Ball Plus allows you to catch your Pokemon and bring them into the real world. Compatible with Pikachu, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee and Pokemon Go games.
10. SanDisk Memory Card
Boost your device’s capacity with a memory card like this officially licensed one with 256GB memory. There are lots of different options of different sizes, capabilities and prices, and you can find more in our list of the best memory cards for Nintendo Switch.