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Mar 04, 2017 01:04 PM EST

Topline Nintendo Switch Accessories: Boost Your Gameplay By Spending As Low As $13


By now, majority of excited gamers have finally got their hands on the newly released Nintendo Switch. Here are the best add-ons and accessories for the console that will make your gaming experience twice the fun.

The Joy-Cons go along with the console's dock, but they can feel a bit inadequate when you're playing on a larger screen. Enter the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. The latter, which retails for $69.99, offers a sturdier and solid grip like an Xbox or PlayStation controller. It also comes with HD rumble and an inset right thumb stick to ensure comfort and prevent cramping.

The console is equipped with 32 GB of internal storage but can be expanded to 2 TB via a microSD card if you need more space for your games. Given the number of titles released - and still coming - to the Nintendo Switch, purchasing extra storage is wise.

"Arms," "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," "Has Been Heroes" and "Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers" are the games heading to the console in spring 2017. You shouldn't allow a dwindling internal storage hinder you from playing these titles.

The Nintendo Switch is compatible with high-speed cards such as microSDHC and microSDXC. Samsung and SanDisk's 32 GB microSDHC card both cost $13.

The Joy‑Con Charging Grip is a must-have, too. Retailing at $29.99, this device joins your left and right Joy-Con as one bigger controller and charges them at the same time. This way, you can keep playing and reach that game milestone without needing to put down your controllers and charge it. Take note that a single charge of the Nintendo Switch gives you three hours of gameplay.

A portable battery pack will also help matters. Retailing at $59.99, the Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger will ensure that you can keep playing even if you're not within distance of a power outlet.

Keep in mind, however, that charging using a battery pack is slower than via a legitimate power outlet. Be sure to get the model with an output lower than 5V 3A because if not, the console will still lose energy despite being plugged in.

Demand has been great for the new Nintendo console. Already, some gamers who haven't pre-ordered the console are finding it hard to snag one in their area, but there are other options.

Online resale sites like eBay and Amazon offer the console for ridiculously high costs that range between $425 and $750. The Nintendo Switch's original price is $299.99.

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