Officially licensed by Nintendo, the ‘Split Pad Pro’ for Nintendo Switch, from respectable gaming accessory manufacturer HORI, is now being made available in some more colour variants: Volcanic Red, Translucent Black and Midnight Blue. They’re retailing for $49.99 and have a release date listed of 7th September. The pre-orders for these controllers are now live so head over to Amazon if you’re looking for a robust controller attachment for your Nintendo Switch.
Here’s some info from the Amazon webpage:
- Full-size Controller experience in handheld mode
- Larger grip, Buttons, triggers, analog sticks, and d-pad
- Programmable rear Buttons, turbo, assignable Buttons, and more
- Officially Licensed by Nintendo
Wish I could use these detached from the switch. I would definitely purchase them then as that’s my main way of playing.
I haven’t used these, but I could imagine that using them detached from the Switch could be somewhat impractical. I’m thinking that they might not be very comfortable to hold since they wouldn’t have a resistance to push against while detached from the console, something that wouldn’t be a problem for the smaller Joy-Cons (since you can wrap your fingers around them). This might actually put their entire weight on very specific sections of your hands. This is just a guess based purely on the images, though. Maybe it’s not actually a problem and maybe they’re not even as big as they look.
Yea you may have a point there. It would take an actual owner to verify though, I think I’ll stick to this reasoning as opposed to the default they just don’t want to make it happen lol
Couldn’t fine the pre-order for the new colors because I want to buy one, due to my hands getting tired but looked on Amazon and they are like $65 for the one currently out. So guess I will wait and see if I can find a pre-order one at the normal price. lol
My thought with pictures like this is how they look so uncomfortable to use.
But will they be subject to drift?
They aren’t like Joycons, as in, no gyroscope controls. They would have the same chances as the Controller Pro (which is way less common).
What makes you say that it is not?
I doubt it. Hori is probably using standard tried and true joysticks.
This will fit really great for me to used and its a really nice smooth design. But, I am planning on getting these later on.