Hori is launching a Joy-Con with a D-pad

The peripheral company is launching a Joy-Con with a traditional D-pad.

With fans clamouring for a more traditional D-pad on the Switch, Japanese peripheral company Hori have stepped in with an answer, albeit with a few compromises along the way. This new Joy-Con won’t have many of the additional features such as the gyro sensors or accelerometer, on top of that the Joy-Con cannot be used wireless, it only works when attached to the Switch. These are pretty big compromises in order to have a D-pad but in order to help balance things out the Hori Joy-Con is set to sell for ¥2,480 (roughly £17).

What do you think of the Hori Joy-Con? Are you interested in picking one up? Let us know in the comments below.

The Hori D-pad Joy-Con is set to launch in Japan July 2018, there’s no word yet on a western release but if this proves popular then don’t be surprised to see it on our shores. Stay tuned to the Switch Player for more information as we get it.

One thought on “Hori is launching a Joy-Con with a D-pad”

  1. Sounds like a stupidly big compromise. Personally I’ve never had an issue with the separate buttons instead of d pad. Although I admit I default to the analog when playing platformers as I struggled to play shovel knight on the d pad buttons. The analogs work fine though.

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