The Nintendo Switch finally has a pro controller with a built-in headphone jack, brought to you by PDP who calls it the Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio wired controller.
Nintendo has always been slow to bring in new technology into their consoles, controllers, and handhelds as PS4 and the Xbox One have had headphone jacks since their release. However, that doesn’t seem to stop Nintendo’s consistent increase in sales and global growth.
Data from Famitsu, a Japanese videogame magazine, shows that Nintendo recently flew over the PS4’s lifetime sales in Japan, with Nintendo Switch selling a total of 8,504,730 systems and the Playstation 4 (including PS4 Pro) selling 8,221,539 systems.
Officially licensed by Nintendo, PDP’s Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio ’10-foot’ wired controller, which looks similar to the Switch Pro Controller, features a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the center bottom of the controller just like the PS4 and Xbox One controllers.
However, that’s not all this controller packs.
In addition, it has a function button by the right thumbstick that turns the up and down buttons on the directional pad into volume up and volume down buttons respectively. Also by double-tapping the function button it will mute the mic in games that support the Vivox’s in-game chat.
The plus and minus buttons on top of the controller are replaced with the view and home buttons.
Then on the back, there are two programmable paddles which can be remapped to any button on the Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio wired controller.
The controller also comes in four colors: Black Camo, Blue Camo, Purple Camo, and Red Camo. As their name implies, it’s apart of PDP’s Faceoff system, which allows players to mix-and-match their controllers.
For $24.99, this reasonably priced controller comes with much functionality that appears useful to many Nintendo Switch Players. This could definitely help improve the hardcore to professional gamer base on the Switch – which is always a plus.