Nyko releases Wireless Core Controller for Switch

by: Sean Colleli -
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The Nintendo Switch has received a multitude of third party controllers this year, from GameCube imitators riding the Smash Bros wave to several wired and wireless controllers that are sadly all lacking features. For now the official Pro Controller is still king, but Nyko might have a more affordable option that still has a lot of flexibility. For $29.99 their Wireless Core Controller includes gyro aiming, programmable turbo buttons, and rumble support on a 20 hour battery life. That rumble support got my attention; nearly all third party Switch controllers are oddly lacking any kind of force feedback. It might not be Nintendo's touted HD rumble but the fact that Nyko's wireless controller has it at all makes it stand out from the rest. And because the controller is Bluetooth enabled, it can connect to PC and Adroid devices. Is this something you might pick up to round out your controller collection?


Race, jump, shoot, run and more while feeling every bump and shot with Wireless Core Controller for Nintendo Switch™. Wireless Core Controller is a full sized controller that provides a more ergonomic feel than with Joy-Cons™ alone. A Bluetooth® connection provides a lag free response time and lets you to sit back at a comfortable distance to enjoy your favorite Switch games. The gyroscope provides compatibility for any games that support motion controls and the vibration allows you to feel all the action. An internal rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime and is recharged by the included USB Type-C™ cable. The programmable turbo button allows any face buttons or triggers on the controller to have turbo functionality. Wireless Core Controller is the ideal hardware for those who want the most accurate controller, response and ergonomics for their Nintendo Switch™.


  • Full sized wireless controller with programmable turbo functionality
  • Provides a more ergonomic feel than with Joy-Cons alone
  • Easily syncs to the console
  • Features vibration and a gyroscope
  • Includes a USB Type-C cable
  • Compatible with PC* and Android™ devices


Please Note: Wireless Core Controller does not contain an NFC reader.


*Wireless Core Controller must connected via a Type-C cable when being used on PC


Currently, there is no firmware update available for Core Controller.