The Nintendo Switch has broken records and outsold both the N64 and Gamecube—combined. If you're asking what's in it for you, well, more units sold means more manufacturers are making accessories catered to Switch users everywhere.
Whether you're playing The Legend of Zelda or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it's always good to have a few accessories here and there to make the most out of your gaming experience. Aside from a glass protector and a case, here are the accessories you need for the ultimate Switch gameplay experience.
1. SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card for Nintendo
You can't play hard if your Switch doesn't have a capable memory card. Now, we know some of you guys are loyal to specific brands but if you're looking for more bang for your buck, then this one from SanDisk is the best you can find out there. The 128-gigabyte memory card is Nintendo-licensed and promises high-performance storage. Plus, it has transfer rates of up to 100 megabytes, which means you can load games fast.
128gb MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card, P1650, SANDISK, gameone.ph
2. Nintendo Joy-Con Wheel Set
Partial to racing games? Trust us, it's even better when you're holding a wheel. Sure, you can get one of those off-brand ones, but Nintendo-made accessories have a more superior feel. The set includes two wheels, and it's as easy as inserting your Joy-Con into the slots. All you have to do now is power up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Joy-Con Wheel Set, $14.99, NINTENDO, nintendo.com
3. UGREEN Ethernet Adapter USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network RJ45 LAN Wired Adapter for Nintendo Switch
Sometimes, your Wi-Fi just doesn't work the way you want it to. And, the only workaround for the Switch in those times is an Ethernet adapter. There are several that do the job well, but we looked at the highest-rated one on Amazon just to be sure. This one from UGREEN gets raves for working out of the box, and that on its own is already a good reason.
Ethernet Adapter USB 2.0 to 10/100 Network RJ45 LAN Wired Adapter, P3488, UGREEN, lazada.com.ph
4. Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone
Before anything else, yes, gaming headphones are a thing. There are many pros to Razer's headset: It's available in several colors, comfortable and cushioned, and fairly priced. You can always splurge more for better headphones, but if you want a great starter option, then this is your best option.
Kraken Gaming Headset, P4399, RAZER, lazada.com.ph
5. Gulikit Route Air Switch Bluetooth Adapter Wireless Audio Transmitter
Perhaps the biggest Nintendo Switch con is the fact that it doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity. It was, after all, released before the wireless headphones hype. What you can do instead is buy a Bluetooth adapter to connect your AirPods. Gulikit's take on the adapter is easily one of the best, if only for the extremely thin design. Really, it won't get in the way of your gameplay.
Route Air Switch Bluetooth Adapter Wireless Audio Transmitter, P890, GULIKIT, lazada.com.ph
6. OTVO Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons Charging Station
Your Joy-Con controllers will without fail run out of battery. It's especially annoying if you have more than one set. With a charging station, you'll solve the problem of charging multiple at the same time. A single station can charge up to four Joy-Con controllers, and it has a built-in IC Chip for upgraded Joy-Cons.
Joy-Cons Charging Station, P795, OTVO, gameone.ph
7. ZEROLEMON Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case
Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case, $69.99, ZEROLEMON, zerolemon.com
We know you're a hardcore gamer, but are you enough of a hardcore game to have a battery charger case for your Nintendo Switch? Here's why you need one: a fully charged charger adds at least 10 hours of playtime, the case comes with a kickstand that's adjustable in three angles, and there's also a card slot for you to store your game cards. What's not to love?
8. OIVO Switch Pro Controller Clip Mount for Nintendo Switch/Switch Lite, Adjustable Clip Clamp Holder Mount for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
A battery charger case is one thing, but a controller clip mount is a whole 'nother level of extra. But seriously, this is amazing when the Joy-Con controllers begin to become uncomfortable. Surprisingly, the reviews say it's light-weight and sturdy, which means you can use it for extended amounts of time.
Switch Pro Controller Clip Mount for Nintendo Switch/Switch Lite, Adjustable Clip Clamp Holder Mount for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $16.99, OIVO, amazon.com
*This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.