Published on February 24th, 2024 | by Alex Novus

CRKD Returns for an Encore, Announcing the Powered Up NITRO DECK+ for Nintendo Switch & OLED Switch Consoles

CRKD™, the new premium collectible brand behind the award-winning Nitro™ Deck and the recently announced NEO S™, announced today the Nitro™ Deck+, an all-new addition to the Nitro Deck range bringing more features, more innovation, and more power to Switch™ gamers everywhere.

An ingenious all-in-one controller solution for Nintendo Switch and OLED switch consoles, Nitro Deck delivers zero stick drift and offers a feature-rich, precise way to enjoy Switch gaming in handheld mode. Featuring the same comfortable footprint as the original Nitro Deck, the Nitro Deck+ introduces a raft of new features, designed to make Switch gaming better than ever.

Proudly announced today as part of the IGN™ FanFest event, the Nitro Deck+ is the result of extensive community feedback following the release of the original Nitro Deck.

Nitro Deck+ features enhanced ergonomics, adjusting the placement of the right thumbstick, and allowing gamers to play in a more intuitive symmetrical fashion. The Nitro Deck+ can now connect directly to a TV with no need for an external dock! Featuring an integrated USB-C output and complete with an included USB-C to HDMI™ adaptor, gamers can switch between handheld and TV play without ever needing to remove their Switch console from Nitro Deck+, a quick, slick solution with no need to compromise!

On the front of the Nitro Deck+ to either side of the thumbsticks, two new ‘Sidekick’ buttons have been added, delivering even more customization options. Designed to work in conjunction with the new symmetrical thumbstick configuration, the Sidekick buttons are pre-programmed to replicate the A and B action button commands, allowing for super-fast operation. Replicating the most commonly used action buttons, facilitating speedier reaction times, and when used in combination with the additional re-mappable back buttons that are now mapped to X, Y, A, B out the box, the Nitro Deck+ allows gamers to play faster, score higher and elevate their handheld experience.

The new easy eject system allows for simple removal of the Switch console from the Nitro Deck+ allowing gamers to safely remove their console with no need to touch or add stress to the screen while removing.

Nitro Deck+ has also received an upgraded, adjustable rumble system, delivering more immersion and intense vibration which can be adjusted to suit the gamers’ preference. In addition, Bluetooth® has also been added to the Nitro Deck+, to allow for easy communication to the CRKD App for firmware updates. In the future, the App will include a full suite of customization options including button programming, adjustable trigger sensitivity, and more. The Nitro Deck + can connect via its defaulted USB-C wired connection or via Bluetooth when the switch is inserted into the deck.

The Nitro Deck+ adds these new features without removing any of what made the original Nitro Deck such a beloved product. The full list of features present on Nitro Deck+ include:

  • Ergonomically Built with All-New Thumbstick Placement
  • Zero Stick Drift Made Possible Via Hall-Effect Sensors
  • HDMI Output for TV Play (Play While Docked)
  • Re-mappable Back Buttons
  • Programmable Sidekick Buttons
  • Adjustable Trigger Sensitivity
  • Low Latency Response (direct connection via USB-C)
  • Bluetooth Connection (To update firmware via app)
  • Swappable Stick Tops
  • Adjustable Vibration Feedback
  • Gyro Compatible for Motion Control Games
  • No Deadzone Mode
  • Turbo Mode (Add Turbo Functionality to any Action or Trigger Button)
  • Pass-through Charging Feature
  • Use as an Extra Controller
  • Easy Eject System
  • Integrated Display Stand
  • Connects to the CRKD Companion App (True Collection System)

Commenting on the announcement of the Nitro Deck+, Jack Guinchard, Global Brand Manager for CRKD said, “The Nitro Deck marked our first product release which was warmly received by both gamer and critic. We were taken aback with the positive response, and actively welcomed feedback from our CRKD community to guide us in how the Nitro Deck should evolve. The Nitro Deck+ is a direct response to the feedback we gathered, and we can’t wait to see how gamers respond. Continuing, Jack commented, “At CRKD we’re committed to bringing gamers high-quality, disruptive products that elevate both the gaming and collectible experience. We can’t wait to continue to surprise the community as we build the range further in the months and years to come.”

The Nitro Deck+ is now available for pre-order, available in two colors: Clear Black and Clear White. Both will retail for: $69.99 / €79.99 / £69.99 with early pre-orders expected to begin shipping from late April 2024. Secure yours today at:

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While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.

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