Honestly, when I played the Nintendo Switch in mid January, I was extremely happy with how the Joy-Cons felt both individually and in the Joy-Con grip. And I was convinced you wouldn’t need to purchase the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller after being so satisfied with the Joy-Cons. However, after spending the better part of the week going back and forth between each controller configuration, I’m convinced not only is the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller the best way to play games such as TLOZ: Breath of the Wild, but it might just be the best controller I’ve ever used in both comfort and functionality.
Before I get into it, I do just want to re-confirm that the Joy-Con Grip is absolutely fine as a controller. It’s actually really comfortable, once you get used to it, but it still doesn’t compare to the absolute beast that is the Pro Controller.
It’s a weird one, I’ve never paid much attention to the weight of a controller, but the Pro Controller feels weighty and solid in all the right ways. It’s also an incredibly wide controller which I found as a really nice fit for my average sized hands. It helps that the texture of the controller is very grippy, which in my opinion so something that the DualShock 4 lacks. While Microsoft added a more textured grip into the recent newly-designed Xbox One controller.