Xbox Adaptive Controller works with Nintendo Switch
Find out how you can use the Xbox Adaptive Controller as a viable alternative to Joy-Cons with your Nintendo Switch.
If you use the Xbox Adaptive Controller or know someone who does, this is great news: the Xbox Adaptive Controller works on the Nintendo Switch.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was created for gamers with limited mobility, can indeed be made to work on the system, as demonstrated by YouTuber My Mate Vince. Using a variety of adapter switches you can connect it to the handheld system, which lets you customize the setup to your liking. You do need the Magic-NS adapter (which comes with a USB Type-C cord) to get started, as the video notes, as well as some cheap joysticks and 3.5 mm audio cables to make your own switches.
The Nintendo Switch's controls on the Joy-Con, particularly, can be a bit difficult to use for players who have issues using regular controllers, so it makes sense that some folks might need additional assistance when it comes to playing with Nintendo's console. This video offers a great how-to instructional approach for how you can set up your own Nintendo Switch with your Xbox Adaptive Controller.
For the uninitiated, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is meant to help improve accessibility when it comes to disabled gamers. It's a slim rectangular controller that's about a foot long and features two large buttons that can be mapped to any function as well as a d-pad, menu button, view button, and Xbox home button with USB ports on the side. It also has 19 3.5 mm jacks to connect various assistive devices. It's available now for $99.99 (since early September) if you're interested in putting together your own setup.
Have you attempted to use this controller with the Nintendo Switch before? Let us know how it worked out for you in the Chatty thread below and if it's been a big help with improving accessibility.
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