The Pro Controller is NOT necessary to enjoy the Switch, but most people may find it necessary to use the Switch. My preferred controller when playing Breath of the Wild was the pro controller, as it allowed me to control Link and get through options easier.

The design of the Pro controller can be most comparable to the Xbox controller. You have everything you would find in your included Joy Cons, but a proper D-Pad, and a better, more traditional button layout. It’s a good way to play games on the switch, whether on the go or at home.

As well, the controller feels like an ACTUAL controller. The heftiness, or the weight, makes it seem likes it has a lot of features, and it makes you grip it a little tighter like any controller should.

If you’re more accustomed to the Wii U Pro Controller, or an Xbox controller, you probably should pick a Pro Controler up, if you can find one. And, if you see one at retail, be sure to grab it before anyone else!

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Pros:

  • Good Battery Life
  • Good, solid controller
  • Sleek Design
  • Good weight

Cons:

  • Price.