9 Nintendo Switch accessories every new console owner should check out

So you’ve had the chance to unbox a console, now you need to take a look at Nintendo Switch accessories that can make those early days with your new toy even more exciting. One of the best things about jumping into a new console world is all the new peripherals that come with it, so we’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch accessories you should check out right now.

From day one to our favorite gear that no Nintendo Switch gamer should be without, our top picks have to be useful, high-quality, and value-for-money to be a part of this roundup. Here you’ll find our top picks, from the best Nintendo Switch carrying cases to the best Nintendo Switch headsets, so you can fine-tune your setup from day one.

Not only that, but we also list all the lowest prices from your favorite retailers so you can see the year with some great Nintendo Switch deals as well. Be sure to check out our guide to this year’s Christmas sales for more discounts, however.

Nintendo Switch accessories in the Christmas sales

1. Orzly carrying case

Orzly carrying case

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MSRP: $ 29.99 / £ 19.99

Orzly’s Nintendo Switch Carrying Case is perfect for OLED and Standard Edition users. That’s because the size of the case accommodates both versions, with room for additional Joy-Con’s and accessories to spare. If you’re looking to take your new console on the road anytime soon, it’s worth a visit.

2. SanDisk 128 GB MicroSD card

MicroSD SanDisk 128 GB

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MSRP: $ 24.99 / £ 24.99

Your Nintendo Switch only ships with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage (depending on whether you were lucky enough to get the OLED model). This means you’ll need to add extra space long before you start crunching in the bookcase. This SanDisk 128GB micro SD card is the perfect starting size for anyone who wants to expand their space a bit before getting started, but don’t want to commit to the full 200GB or 1TB yet. You also get a cheap Nintendo Switch SD card here, without paying the premium sometimes added to official models.

3. Hori Split Pad Pro

Hori Split Pad Pro

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MSRP: $ 44.99 / £ 39.99

You might be missing a D-Pad or a larger gripping surface on your Nintendo Switch, in which case the Hori Split Pad Pro will come to the rescue at well under $ 50 / £ 50. It’s cheaper than a new set of Joy-Con and you also get extra features, better directional buttons, and a larger form factor.

4. Nintendo Switch Pro controller

Professional Controller

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MSRP: $ 59.99 / £ 59.99

If you plan on playing docked mode, the Pro Controller is one of the first Nintendo Switch accessories we would buy. Joy-Con are great for on the go or getting everyone involved in multiplayer, but you just can’t beat a traditional gamepad. The Pro controller has the same HD Rumble and NFC features as the Joy-Con while giving you a more comfortable experience. We also found the throttles to be a bit more precise.

5. Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch Joy Con

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MSRP: $ 79.99 / £ 69.99

If you stick to the colorful ways of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, it’s worth taking a look at the customization options out there. Whether you’ve unboxed the standard red and blue model or grabbed a white OLED console, there’s a lot of mixing and pairing to do. Not only that, but each pack technically contains two controllers in total, perfect for refueling before multiplayer sessions.

6. Razer Barracuda X

Razer Barracuda X gaming headset

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MSRP: $ 99.99 / £ 99.99

The Razer Barracuda X is the best Nintendo Switch headset we’ve seen all year. From its solid audio performance to its lightweight and comfortable design, there’s a lot to like – but this price is what we’re most excited about. You get great value for under $ 100 / £ 100 here, and we’ve also seen this mug set getting bigger and bigger discounts in recent weeks. With a wireless connection and a USB-C receiver, this is a super easy plug and play system that we regularly use with the Nintendo Switch.

7. Mario Kart Live: Home circuit

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Review

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MSRP: $ 99.99 / £ 99.99

You might not have had time to complete Mario Kart 8: Deluxe if you just opened up your console, but you can certainly dive into the world of AR karting before you earn that Golden Mario. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit offers a unique augmented reality racing experience, all on a course created by you. You will receive an RC car (a Mario or Luigi edition) and a range of different course markers in the box. Simply set up your racetrack around your house and the camera mounted on the back of the kart itself transmits all information straight to your Switch as you zoom in.

8. Ring adventure

Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo Switch

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MSRP: $ 79.99 / £ 69.99

If you’re looking for more official devices, Ring Fit Adventure is definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re looking to set some fitness goals for the New Year. The home training game takes you through a fitness-based adventure as you take on monsters with crunches, squats and more.

9. Nintendo Switch Online 12 month membership

Nintendo Switch online

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MSRP: $ 19.99 / £ 17.99

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is one of the most important accessories for Nintendo Switch if you are looking to play online multiplayer. You will need a membership to bring your Mario Kart prowess to the world stage or to compete against your friends in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You’ll also have access to a wide range of classic NES and SNES games for good measure, too.


If you are looking for more cheap Nintendo Switch games sale, you will find all the latest offers just below. Or, take a look at the latest Nintendo Switch Lite offers if you haven’t quite received the gift you’ve been looking for this year.

Dora W. Clawson