Typically, gaming controllers for consoles work for the consoles they were designed for. However, funnily enough, it appears that Sony’s DualSense controller designed for the PS5 works with the Nintendo Switch if you’re willing to spend a bit of money to buy a third-party accessory.
This is according to a tweet by BrokenGamezHDR where they found that if you were to use the 8BitDo adapter with the Switch, you can actually pair it with the Sony DualSense controller. To be fair, the adapter pretty much allows users to use third-party controllers with the Nintendo Switch as opposed to being limited to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which might be a bit expensive for some.
Dualsense works on the Nintendo Switch pic.twitter.com/jQhSwUbUbE
— BrokenGamezHDR (@BrokenGamezHDR_) November 2, 2020
Based on this revelation, it appears that gamers who buy the PS5 will also be able to use the DualSense controller with their Switch console, so if you don’t already own the Switch Pro Controller, then this could be a more affordable option. We’re not sure if there are any limitations to using the DualSense controller over an official Nintendo controller, but for now, it appears to work just fine where BrokenGamezHDR managed to play Mario Kart using the DualSense controller.
However, like we said, it is unclear what kind of limitations there may be, so we’ll have to wait for a deeper review to find that out.