How to choose the right fight stick for your Nintendo Switch

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Nintendo Switch
The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Nintendo Switch (Image credit: Nintendo)

Fighting games have been around since the arcade days of gaming. When playing modern fighting games on Switch, you have a wide array of controller choices. From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, getting a fight stick to play the way fight games were initially intended to be played may be a game-changer.

Our pick

While there may not be a huge variety in Nintendo Switch fight sticks available, there are enough with different options to fit what you like. If you want to be on top when playing the best fighting games on Nintendo Switch, this may be just what you're looking for. For comfort and quick response time, the HORI Real Arcade Pro V is a top choice. To get something that will work for any arcade classic, the PowerA Wireless Arcade Stick.

There are a few great options for more budget-friendly picks too. The Mayflash F500 isn't too pricey and can be used on so many consoles. Although it's a little more difficult to find, the 8Bitdo Fight Stick is a great budget fight stick with a lot of customization ability.

Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.