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Hori is making a Joy-Con with a proper D-Pad!

When Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, it paved the way for a hybrid console that gave its competitors a run for their money. This little pocket rocket features a little system with big functionality and wide array of sought-after games. But just like everything else, the Nintendo Switch also has its Achilles’ heels that many gamers have noticed.–the lack of a proper D-pad.

While it’s true that the four buttons in place work quite well, most Nintendo Switch owners long to feel an actual D-pad. After all, this was the norm of Nintendo controllers in the good old days.

The Japanese peripheral maker Hori is known for its wonderful creations that perfectly justifies their mission – “Enhancing your gaming experience.” So now, aside from the candy-like color joy-cons that were released last year by Nintendo, here comes another new exciting accessory made by Hori. And it is a Joy-Con with a proper D-Pad!

Introducing, the Mobile Mode Exclusive Cross Connector for Nintendo Switch (L). And this one is stated to be best suitable for retro games. So, now is the time to celebrate retro gamers as this latest accessory is now officially available for pre-order!


But with the release of the Mobile Mode Exclusive Cross Connector for Nintendo Switch, its only reported to be on sale in Japan and there’s no word yet if there will be a Western release.



  • Improve operation
  • Easy installation
  • Nintendo Switch and Joy-Cons are not included.

With this product, the following functions installed in Joy – Con (L) cannot be used:

  • Player lamp, synchro button
  • SL button, SR button
  • HD vibration (This product is not equipped with “acceleration sensor” and “gyro sensor”)

During the game, “acceleration sensor” and “gyro sensor” on Joy – Con (R) side will function. Because this product is dedicated to the portable mode, wireless communication is not performed in “TV mode” and “tablet mode”.

Connection method: rail connector connection

This Cross Connector is set to release in Japan this coming July and you can pre-order them from Playasia.com and use our coupon code informer to save a few bucks!

Mobile Mode Exclusive Cross Connector for Nintendo Switch (L) (Nintendo™ Switch, JPN) US$ 23.99 pre



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