Our pick for the best Nintendo Switch controller has all its colors discounted ahead of Memorial Day sales

8BitDo Ultimate
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The best Nintendo Switch controller you can buy just got a hugely compelling discount at Amazon, ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day sales. Right now, you can shop for the excellent 8BitDo Ultimate controller at a price of just $59.99 (was $69.99). That's a generous $10 saving and brings the stellar gamepad down to one of its lowest-ever Amazon rates.

This US-only discount applies to all colorways available for the controller at Amazon. That means you can grab the black, white, red or blue models for the same discounted price. And don't worry; all versions come with an included (and color-appropriate) charging dock and a 2.4GHz dongle for PC wireless connectivity.

Today's best 8BitDo Ultimate controller deal

8BitDo Ultimate controller: $69.99 $59.99 at Amazon
Save $10 -

8BitDo Ultimate controller: was $69.99 now $59.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - This is a fantastic price for the superb 8BitDo Ultimate. This Nintendo Switch Pro Controller alternative excels with drift-resistant thumbsticks, immaculate buttons and an included charging dock. Just remember to tick that coupon box to be eligible for the full saving. 

White: Amazon - $59.99
Blue: Amazon - $59.99
Red: Amazon - $59.99

For our money, the 8BitDo Ultimate is still the best Nintendo Switch controller you can buy, sitting at the top of our list as the 'best overall' option for the console. As highlighted in our 8BitDo Ultimate review, this is because it beats out the official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on a number of things.

Firstly, the 8BitDo Ultimate features Hall effect thumbsticks, preventing them from developing stick drift. This ultimately allows for a much longer-lasting controller. Furthermore, the 8BitDo Ultimate comes with its own dedicated charging dock, meaning you'll rarely run through its entire 20 hours of battery life.

Interested in other Nintendo Switch controller deals? Be sure to check out this discount on the GameSir Nova, another fantastic gamepad that's enjoying its first price drop ahead of the Memorial Day sales.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Editor

Rhys is TRG's Hardware Editor, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Particularly passionate about high-quality third-party controllers and headsets, as well as the latest and greatest in fight sticks and VR, Rhys strives to provide easy-to-read, informative coverage on gaming hardware of all kinds. As for the games themselves, Rhys is especially keen on fighting and racing games, as well as soulslikes and RPGs.