Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are decent, but not perfect. One of the biggest issues (other than joystick drift) is the lack of a dedicated D-pad on the left side of the Joy-Con. Fortunately, Hori’s Switch D-pad Controller addresses this shortcoming, replacing the four directional buttons on the left side of the Joy-Con with a single t-shaped D-pad like the ones on Switch Pro Controller and old Nintendo consoles. The Hori Switch D-pad Controller comes in several versions, but A Super Mario themed version is sold on Amazon Only $19 (down from $30) for Black Friday 2023.
If you are more of a Zelda fan, Zelda themed Hori Switch D-pad It’s also discounted to $23.58 (usually $30) at Amazon. The D Switch Zelda Hori pad is also available in a Closed with a convenient handle For $35 (regularly $45) or a Compact switch base For $37 (regularly $45).
There is also one Pokemon themed Hori Switch D-pad controller Includes Pikachu available for $25 (regularly $30). As with the Zelda model, a Pikachu-themed Hori Switch D-Pad is also included Bundle with Hori comfort grip For $38 (was $45), or a Switch base For $37
Hori Switch D-pad Controller deals
Unlike other Joy-Con replacements, Hori’s Switch D-pad controller is just a left Joy-con, not both left and right pads – meaning you’ll have to keep using your right Joy-con. That said, the Hori Switch D-pad Controller is similar in design to the standard Joy-con – minus the D-pad and the unique color – and is officially licensed by Nintendo, so while it’s a regular Joy-con, it feels will be Play in portable or handheld modes. Hori Switch D-pad controller works with standard Nintendo Switch and OLED Switch models.
Amazon has deals on other Hori controllers and accessories, including deep discounts on Split Pad Pro Joy-Con replacement controllers.
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