Hori’s Split Pad Compact adds a pop of color and customization to your Switch

Nintendo Switch console shown with Hori’s Split Pad Compact controllers plugged in.
The Split Pad Compact will be available in light gray with yellow (as is shown here) or apricot red.

Hori released the crowd-pleasing Split Pad Pro in 2019, the Joy-Con alternatives that make playing games so much more comfortable. It’s basically like using Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller in handheld mode, giving you bigger buttons, analog sticks, and cozy grips to accompany your play sessions.

Now, it’s experimenting with a slightly smaller pastel-colored version called the Split Pad Compact. In the US, the Compact is releasing on October 2nd at Best Buy for $49.99 (with more retailers following later in the month), the same price as the Pro model. You’ll be able to buy it in light gray with yellow (as pictured throughout this post) or in apricot red.

The Compact features textured analog sticks, which the Pro does…

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Author: Cameron Faulkner