I’ve had the Nintendo Switch for just over a year now. It’s a quirky little console that doesn’t fit neatly into traditional gaming conventions. As a result, as fun as it may be, it’s also not without its challenges and shortcomings. But some of these can be overcome with cheap Nintendo Switch accessories! Here I am, splurging twenty bucks at a time in this week’s vlog.

This is a little more spendy than loading up on five dollar t-shirts, but perhaps these items are a little more practical. Or maybe not. We’ll need to see how much mileage I actually get out of these doodahs and gizmos.

As it turns out, I actually haven’t been using the 8Bitdo NES30 Pro controller as much as I thought I would. This is mostly due to the finicky pairing process with the Switch and that’s partly why I thought I’d look into getting a different controller or adapter. And being able to use an existing arcade stick for Street Fighter is a major motivating factor too.

The three Nintendo Switch accessories featured in this week’s vlog are:

Is there anything else (aside from a Pro Controller) you think I should pick up? Or is my money better spent on getting more games? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes out this December and you already KNOW I’m getting that for sure.

UPDATE: The Magic-NS does work in tabletop mode. I just didn’t switch it to the Switch mode (hold the button for 3-5 seconds until the LED turns red). I’ve tested it with a wired Xbox 360 controller, a wired Eightarc fight stick in Xbox 360 mode, and a wired Qanba Carbon (PC) fight stick, and they all work flawlessly.