The Nintendo Switch has incredible staying power for a console that’s now five years old and has only had a moderate update to its screen and kickstand in 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 might not be 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 purchase links, although we have not tested them all on it. Some are even suitable for Nintendo’s Switch Litethe Switch’s mobile-only sibling that cannot dock to a TV.
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Updated November 2022: Added the HyperX Chargeplay Quad, and removed the Nyko Charge Block and Hori Compact Playstand. Jaina Gray and Jeffrey Van Camp also contributed to this guide.
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