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Need a D-Pad For the Switch? HORI Thinks So Too

Hori is set to release a D-pad Joycon for the Nintendo Switch this July in Japan. With this being a third party controller, it will lack the tech inside the original Joycons. So, don’t expect HD Rumble, gyro sensors, accelerometer, wireless, or, the biggest set back of all is the lack of using the Joycon wirelessly.

This means it can only be used when the Nintendo Switch is in portable mode. If you’re looking for a cheap alternative for a Joycon with a better D-pad than the originals, and you play a lot of platformers, fighters, or arcade shooters, this Hori D-pad Joycon might be for you. The Hori D-Pad Joycon will retail this July for 2,480 Yen before tax, which converts to about $24.00 USD.

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Jose Estrella

Jose Estrella

Hey guys! I’m Jose the second half of Dual Pixels and your host of our Dual Pixels Podcast. I enjoy fighters more than any other genre because I grew up playing them when I was a wee-lad; literally Street Fighter 2 and a tall chair . Overall though, my top favorite games include Street Fighter 3rd Strike (Best game ever, obviously), Super Mario World (sorry folks it was better than part 3), and Super Ghouls and Ghost. I like a mix of everything just as long as a game has something unique or fun about it; and people, let’s not forget about the classics!

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