One of the wonders of the global controller connection is that pads created for a console can be used on completely different computers. In the days of the master system and mega drive, it was possible to use controllers made for other computers because, unlike Nintendo, Sega opted for the off-the-shelf controller port rather than the proprietary ship.
Later, the wired Xbox 360 Pad became a “must-have” option for many as it worked on a standard USB connection. Most recently, the proliferation of Bluetooth-enabled wire pads has resulted in a world where controllers can be mixed and matched on a variety of competing consoles – it seems to be launching the PlayStation 5.
Use a reliable 8 bit wireless adapter that can be plugged into a switch dock USB port – you can connect a glossy new one Dual Sense Bat to your chopped switch. The adapter allows you to connect loads of other pads – including the PS4 controller.
If you’d like to get one of these before the PS5 launch, you can hit the links below.
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