PowerA Announces New Officially Licenced Wireless Switch Controllers

first_imgStay on target The Pro controller for Nintendo Switch is easily one of the best controllers on the market. It looks great, feels incredible while playing, and has a long battery life. As far as I’m concerned, it is superior to both the Xbox One and DualShock 4 controllers. I certainly prefer it over the Joy-Con controllers Switch comes with. I only have one Pro controller, but I’ve toyed with the idea of purchasing a second one ever since I got the Switch. Thankfully, PowerA is set to release a new officially licensed third-party Pro-like controller for Nintendo’s latest system that’s worth taking a look at.The PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch has the same basic layout as the standard Pro controller. The big difference is with the two mappable Advanced Gaming buttons on the back of the controller. It also has LEDs for power, button mapping, player number, and a low battery warning. Unlike the Pro controller, the PowerA controller doesn’t have an internal rechargeable battery. Instead, you’ll need two AA batteries to power it. The press release says the battery life is 30 hours, which is about ten hours less than the Pro controller. Still, that’s a lot more than the PS4’s controller (about 8-10 hours). Since the PowerA controller is an officially licensed product, it comes with a 2-year limited warranty.“For today’s gamer, it’s all about options,” said PowerA president, Eric Bensussen. “We wanted to give our Nintendo Switch customers the freedom to play their way with innovative, stylish and high-quality controllers that don’t break the bank. Whether you’re a traditional-style gamer who enjoys the benefits of wired controllers, or one who prefers the freedom of a wireless experience, we have a controller that fits the bill. Our customers have spoken, and we’ve been listening.”PowerA is also releasing wired and wireless GameCube-style controllers. Given how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate drops in late fall, this is a perfect controller for those looking forward to playing Nintendo’s party brawler. The controller will “offer an old-school vibe with all the modern bells and whistles.”The PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is now available to pre-order for $49.99. The controllers come in different colors and styles including red, black, and white. The silhouette editions feature characters like Mario and Link. An exclusive retro Mario controller will be available at select retailers. The GameCube-style controllers will be available to pre-order for $49.99 wireless and $29.99 wired on October 8. These also come in a variety of colors.For more on Nintendo Switch check out everything you need to know about the system as well as cool games to play before Smash Bros. comes out.Buy it now!Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Play Nintendo Switch in Style With PowerA’s Enhanced Wireless Cont…PowerA Delivers Quality Customizable Controllers at an Affordable Price last_img read more