The GameCube controller is easily one of the most iconic peripherals of all time, and if you’ve been looking for one to use on your Switch for games like Super Mario Sunshine or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then you’re in luck with this Black Friday deal. PowerA’s officially licensed GameCube controller for the Switch is on sale, and you can pick one up at Amazon for just $43.
Normally $60, you’ll get a few modern improvements with this reborn classic. For starters, it’s a wireless controller that operates on the Bluetooth 5.0 spectrum and you provides up to 30 hours of playtime from two AA batteries. Some upgrades have also been made to its design, as there’s now a larger D-pad, a left shoulder button has been added, and it’s topped off with a low-battery warning LED.
You’ll even get motion controls and system buttons, making this controller work just fine with Switch games. While it’s nice to use a controller like this with classic games that have been given a new lease of life on Switch, you’ll typically find that Smash Bros. players gravitate toward the GameCube controller because its design allows for more precise attacks when using the octagonal-gated sticks. It’s worth noting that you won’t get HD rumble, IR, or Amiibo NFC support with this controller, but it’s still a nostalgic and fun piece of Nintendo gear to own.
It comes with a two-year warranty, and if you’d prefer to go all in on the nostalgia, PowerA also offers a wired version of this controller for $27.45.
Check out some of the other Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals below. We also included a list of the standout third-party controller deals you can grab at Amazon.
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