We're closing in on the end of the year, which means plenty of big releases just in time for the holiday season. Sure, we've already put out a list of what we reckon are some of the best gifts for gamers, but let's talk a niche. We're huge fans of the Nintendo Switch here at Prima Games, and honestly, can you blame us? From Link's Awakening to The Witcher 3, this is a golden age for the console. Buckle up, kids. Here's what we reckon are some of the best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the holidays.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller
If the official Pro Controller isn't quite doing it for you, then you're honestly gonna be spoiled for choice when it comes to alternatives. One of our favorites is the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller, since it comes with some absolutely kickass designs and packs a more than decent battery life that amounts to over a full day of gaming (we're talking 30 hours). We're also sold on the Breath of the Wild-themed skin that you can get. Does your mate's Pro Controller have that? Hell to the no. You can get the Legend of Zelda PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller on Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Hori D-Pad Controller
Let's face it. There's something appealing about having a D-pad option for the Switch. Those who are newer to the console will be enjoying it on the sturdier, smaller sister version of the Switch Lite, but older-model users aren't as lucky. In that case, you can pick up the single D-pad joycon from Hori to get the exact gaming experience that you want. You can get a Hori D-Pad Controller from Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - PDP Nintendo Switch Light-Up Dock Shield
This one is definitely more about form than function. In fact, it doesn't do anything at all that really improves your day-to-day experience. However, it does make your setup look super sick. This is a dock shield which can come either stenciled with Pokemon, Mario, or Zelda designs and as per the name suggests, it's cool because it turns your Switch into a light show no matter the location. You can find these PDP Nintendo Switch Light-Up Dock Shields on Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Hori Alumi Case
Now that you've got a cool looking Switch and a bunch of additions, you're going to need a way to keep them safe. The Hori Alumi case is, in our opinion, the gold standard when it comes to cases. Like all cases worth their salt, it's got space for you to put your cartridges, your joy cons, and of course, the motherload itself: the Switch. It also has a bunch of cool visual options. Fancy yourself holding onto a Sheikah slate? You can make that dream come true. You can get the Hori Alumi case on Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Super Smash Bros Ivysaur and Squirtle Amiibo
Nothing says holiday cheer like things that are just bloody adorable. On that front, we've got you covered, because Amiibo are both useful and the cutest things on earth. With Pokemon Sword & Shield about to rear its head, pick now to stock up on some Pokemon troops. You can get the Super Smash Bros Ivysaur and Squirtle Amiibo on Amazon here and here, respectively.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Astro A10 Headset
If you're not wanting to break the bank and you want something for audio that works seamlessly with your Switch, then really, the Astro A10 is probably one of your only real options. There are headsets with better quality out there, sure. Hell, this isn't even wireless. That being said, it's plug and play when it comes to the Switch, which not a lot of other systems can say. The headset has dual cables, so you can both listen in to your mates chattering about and also use the Nintendo Online app to yell expletives at people who aren't cooperating without much a struggle. You can get the Astro A10 Headset from Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Nintendo Adjustable Charging Stand
Sure, the Switch is portable, but not all of us play it that way. It can be nice to just plop the console down on your coffee table so you can zip around the track for a couple of rounds of Mario Kart while reclining on the couch. Unfortunately, unless you wanna be hunched over the screen like a gremlin or stacking it precariously against something to hold it upright, it's not exactly the most comfortable setup. Enter: the Nintendo Adjustable Charging Stand. It'll keep your Switch in a convenient upright position for all your immediate placement needs. You can get the Charging Stand from Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Nintendo Labo Variety Kit
The Nintendo Switch is good for more than just playing 300 hours of Breath of the Wild, we promise. Nintendo Labo made a huge splash on launch, and not just with kids. We're talking cardboard fun for all ages, and a great way to flex your creative muscles and to also just make something for a change. You can get the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit on Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - Link's Awakening Amiibo
We thought that Link's Awakening was great when we reviewed it, and what better way to show your support for Link and his assorted adventures than to get the Link's Awakening Amiibo? We absolutely love this pint-sized terror and having him perched on the desk is a cute motivator to get to it. If you also fancy yourself a dungeon connoisseur, then having this Amiibo will make sure that you can add custom chambers in the dungeons in the game. It's pretty essential for hardcore fans! You can get the Link's Awakening Amiibo on Amazon here.
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for the Holidays - PowerA The Witcher Case
Can't quite get enough of The Witcher 3 on the Switch? You can now also show your undying dedication to the Witcher Order by picking up this PowerA case. With the School of the Wolf emblem emblazoned prominently on the case, everyone's going to know exactly where your loyalties lie if you're carrying this bad boy around. You can pick it up from the official PowerA website here.