The Nintendo Switch has incredible staying power for a console that’s now six years old and has only had a moderate update to its screen and kickstand in all that time. Unlike the homebound PS5 and Xbox Series X, the Switch is portable, personal, and packed with exclusives and indie titles alike. Because you can play the Switch at home or on the road, you might need batteries, protective cases, and other accessories you’re not used to buying for a console.
The new Switch OLED is a fine improvement over the original. The accessories on this list should work with the OLED version unless otherwise noted in the text or buy links, though we have not tested them all on it. Some are even suitable for Nintendo’s Switch Lite, the Switch’s mobile-only sibling that cannot dock to a TV.
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Updated September 2023: We’ve added the Hori Split Pad Pro, 8Bitdo Bluetooth adapter, HyperX Cloud III Wireless, Flipper Zero, Stadia controller, Fjallraven Greenland Pocket shoulder bag, and Saiji Gooseneck Arm. Jaina Grey and Jeffrey Van Camp also contributed to this guide.
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