Controller:Switch Joy-Con

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Switch Joy-Con
Switch Joy-Con cover
XInput support
Predecessor
Wii Remote
Wii U GamePad
Switch Joy-Con on Wikipedia

Key points

Lacks native XInput support, requiring the use of a XInput wrapper (see XInput wrappers) for games that do not support DirectInput or the controller natively.
Yuzu and Ryujinx emulators have no native support for controller yet. However Yuzu developers are working on it. [1]

Availability[edit]

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

A vJoy feeder / Driver for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controller on Windows with analog stick support and motion controls.
Custom application reWASD allows Nintendo Joy-Con to work as a pair or separately and works on Windows 7 or newer. Software gives advanced customization options an lets remap whole controller eg. reassigning buttons to keyboard or mouse actions, macros, activate custom modes etc.
XJoy allows to use Nintendo Switch JoyCons as a virtual Xbox 360 controller.
BetterJoy allows to be used with CEMU, Citra, Dolphin, Yuzu and as generic XInput. It also allows using the gyro to control mouse and remap the special buttons (SL, SR, Capture) to key bindings of your choice.

reWASD[edit]

Does not require manual driver installment.
Allows remapping Joy-Con controllers separately or in pair making them work like one controller.
Supports motion control via gyro.
Allows emulate virtual DS4 controller to play PS4 Remote Play, PS Now or Dualshock 4 compatible games. Including gyro control.
Allows emulate virtual Xbox 360 controller to play XInput compatible games.
Not free of charge. 14-days trial.
Custom configs for Joy-Cons can be found in official Community Configs Library maintained by reWASD users.

SkyNX[edit]

Homebrew App for Nintendo Switch allows streaming PC games with audio to switch at 60fps.
Optionally disable video and audio to use the JoyCons as controllers on PC.
Handles up to 8 JoyCon pairs.
Motion control support for Cemu.
Allows use Analog sticks and triggers to control mouse or gyro to control mouse like a Wii remote.
Built in Nvidia/AMD/Intel encoding for low latency. Optionally sets desktop resolution for max performance.
Optionally swap A and B AND X and Y (like Xbox Input).
Handles basic touch input: right click (touch with 1 finger, tap with the second) and scrolling (2 finger scroll).

XInput wrapping[edit]

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.

Chrome OS[edit]

This controller is "Plug and Play" on Chrome OS.
You can pair both controllers, or just one, and use the buttons on the inside of the Joy-Con.

Steam[edit]

Controller can be found in Supported Controller Database and it's correctly recognizable as Nintendo Switch Joy-Con.
Full support of Steam Input including gyroscope and motion controls.
You can toggle "Use Nintendo Button Layout" option depending on whether you prefer the 𝗔𝗕𝗫𝗬 buttons to be mapped as they are on the Pro Controller or to be mapped like it's an Xbox One controller.
You can map the controllers natively in Steam, but it doesn't let you use them separately.[2]

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works via USB and Bluetooth. Includes gyroscope and motion controls.[3]
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit 𝗫 and disable video and audio streaming.
Needs remapping.[4]
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Support In Games[edit]

Games with Nintendo button prompts[edit]

This is a list for games that offer Nintendo button prompts.
Game Series Developer Publisher First release Available on
20XX 20XX Batterystaple Games, Fire Hose Games August 16, 2017
Windows
Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe Angry Video Game Nerd FreakZone Games Screenwave Media October 30, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Anodyne Melos Han-Tani, Marina Kittaka Analgesic Productions August 12, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus Metroid Milton "DoctorM64" Guasti August 6, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ara Fell Stegosoft Games DANGEN Entertainment June 2, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Auralux: Constellations Auralux War Drum Studios, Edward McNeill June 1, 2016
Windows
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Bloodstained ArtPlay, DICO, Disruptive Games, WayForward Technologies 505 Games June 18, 2019
Windows
Boomerang X DANG! Devolver Digital July 8, 2021
Windows
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling Moonsprout Games DANGEN Entertainment November 21, 2019
Windows
Cat Quest II Cat Quest The Gentlebros PQube Limited September 24, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Celeste Extremely OK Games January 25, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Charge Kid USPGameDev June 30, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cook, Serve, Delicious! Cook, Serve, Delicious! Vertigo Gaming October 8, 2013
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Cook, Serve, Delicious! Vertigo Gaming September 13, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! Cook, Serve, Delicious! Vertigo Gaming October 14, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Crash Bandicoot Toys for Bob, Beenox, Activision Shanghai, Heavy Iron Studios, Hardsuit Labs Activision March 26, 2021
Windows
Crashlands Butterscotch Shenanigans January 21, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Crashlands Butterscotch Shenanigans January 21, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Croixleur Sigma - Deluxe Edition Croixleur souvenir circ., Edelweiss Playism November 19, 2019
Windows
Darksiders Genesis Darksiders Airship Syndicate THQ Nordic December 5, 2019
Windows
Darksiders Genesis Darksiders Airship Syndicate THQ Nordic December 5, 2019
Windows
Days Gone Bend Studio PlayStation Mobile May 18, 2021
Windows
Days Gone Bend Studio PlayStation Mobile May 18, 2021
Windows
Death Stranding Kojima Productions, Guerrilla Games 505 Games July 14, 2020
Windows
Death Stranding Kojima Productions, Guerrilla Games 505 Games July 14, 2020
Windows
Death Trash Crafting Legends
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Death Trash Crafting Legends
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Disc Room (2020) Disc Room Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Terri Vellmann, Doseone Devolver Digital October 22, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Doom Classic Doom Nerve Software, id Software Bethesda Softworks January 9, 2020
Windows
Doom II Classic Doom Nerve Software, id Software Bethesda Softworks January 9, 2020
Windows
Eagle Island Pixelnicks Screenwave Media July 10, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Etherborn Altered Matter July 18, 2019
Windows
Exit the Gungeon Gungeon Dodge Roll, Singlecore Games Devolver Digital October 7, 2019
macOS (OS X)
Windows
Friday Night Funkin' ninjamuffin99, PhantomArcade, kawaisprite, evilsk8r November 1, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fuser Harmonix Music Systems NCSOFT November 10, 2020
Windows
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto Rockstar North, War Drum Studios Rockstar Games, Capcom, 1C-SoftClub June 1, 2005
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Half-Life 2 Half-Life Valve Corporation Sierra Entertainment, Valve Corporation, 1C-SoftClub November 16, 2004
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hypercharge: Unboxed Digital Cybercherries April 27, 2020
Windows
Katana Zero Askiisoft Devolver Digital April 18, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead Valve Corporation Valve Corporation November 19, 2009
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Lego Batman: The Videogame Lego Batman Traveller's Tales Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive September 23, 2008
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Lego DC Super-Villains Lego Batman Traveller's Tales Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive October 16, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Lego Star Wars Traveller's Tales LucasArts, Feral Interactive, Disney Interactive Studios March 22, 2011
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Lego Star Wars Traveller's Tales LucasArts, Feral Interactive, Disney Interactive Studios October 13, 2009
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Manifold Garden William Chyr Studio October 18, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Marble It Up! Marble It Up! Blueteak, The Engine Company, Shapes and Lines, Arcturus Interactive Alvios, Bad Habit Productions November 16, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Monkey Barrels Good-Feel February 9, 2021
Windows
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Wonder Boy Game Atelier FDG Entertainment July 25, 2019
Windows
Octahedron Demimonde Square Enix March 20, 2018
Windows
Oh So Hero! Full Frontal Frog
OMORI OMOCAT OMOCAT, Playism December 25, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
One Drop Bot David Draper Jr Playing with Color April 25, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Outbuddies Julian Laufer Headup October 15, 2019
Windows
Outer Wilds Mobius Digital Annapurna Interactive May 30, 2019
Windows
Persona 4 Golden Persona Atlus, P-Studio Sega June 13, 2020
Windows
Persona 5 Strikers Persona Omega Force, P-Studio Sega February 23, 2021
Windows
Pikuniku Sectordub Devolver Digital January 24, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Portal 2 Portal Valve Corporation April 19, 2011
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Postal 2 Postal Running With Scissors Whiptail Interactive, Tri Synergy, Linux Game Publishing, Running With Scissors April 13, 2003
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Prey (2017) Prey Arkane Studios Bethesda Softworks May 5, 2017
Windows
Quake (2021) Quake id Software, Hipnotic Interactive, Rogue Entertainment, MachineGames, Nightdive Studios, Midway Games Bethesda Softworks August 19, 2021
Windows
R-Type Final 2 R-Type Granzella NIS America April 30, 2021
Windows
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Edelweiss XSEED, Marvelous November 10, 2020
Windows
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Megami Tensei I.T.L, Atlus Sega May 25, 2021
Windows
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games June 26, 2014
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy SNK Corporation SNK Corporation February 21, 2019
Windows
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech SteamWorld Image & Form Thunderful May 31, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Streets of Rage 4 Streets of Rage Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, DotEmu, BlitWorks DotEmu, Yooreka Studio April 30, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Sunblaze Games from Earth Bonus Stage Publishing June 3, 2021
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Super Bomberman R Online Bomberman HexaDrive, Konami Konami May 27, 2021
Windows
Super Mario 64 Mario Nintendo May 2, 2020
Windows
Linux
macOS (OS X)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Super Monkey Ball Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Sega October 5, 2021
Windows
Temtem Crema Humble Games
Windows
Terraria Terraria Re-Logic May 16, 2011
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki The Legend of Heroes Nihon Falcom Joyoland January 1, 2013
Windows
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV The Legend of Heroes Nihon Falcom NIS America, Clouded Leopard Entertainment April 9, 2021
Windows
The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki The Legend of Heroes Nihon Falcom Joyoland, Nihon Falcom August 28, 2011
Windows
The Swords of Ditto onebitbeyond Devolver Digital April 24, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Timespinner Lunar Ray Games Chucklefish Games September 25, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
TowerFall Ascension Extremely OK Games March 11, 2014
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! Umihara Kawase Studio Saizensen Success May 28, 2020
Windows
Umihara Kawase Fresh! Umihara Kawase Studio Saizensen Success May 28, 2020
Windows
Uppers Bullets, HONEY∞PARADE GAMES XSEED, Marvelous October 21, 2020
Windows
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Utawarerumono Aquaplus DMM Games, Shiravune January 22, 2021
Windows
Whip! Whip! Alpha unit June 28, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Wizard of Legend Contingent99 Contingent99, Humble Bundle May 15, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Ys Nihon Falcom NIS America July 6, 2021
Windows

Hardware[edit]

Cronus Zen Adapter[edit]

Cronus Zen allows the use of licensed gaming controller on all major gaming platforms, including all versions of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, Windows PC, Android, Raspberry Pi.
Supports mods, scripts and macros.
Integrated Bluetooth.

ConsoleTuner Titan Two Adapter[edit]

Titan Two is an all-in-one gaming device that combines features of dozens of products in a single form factor. Supports PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation TV, Xbox 360, Computers and more...
Customize the controller layout accordingly your needs for any game.

References