Happy National Video Games Day!

It’s time to admit it, the days of meeting your friends after school at the mall’s food court or running down to the school’s field to play a quick game of soccer have changed. In the 90’s, and early 2000’s, these places were hotbeds for tweens looking to vent to friends about the day’s events at school. But in 2019, tweens, and even adults, are now turning to video games for that same type of outlet and social connection.

We’re no longer limited to those few spots in our towns to talk to friends. Now, we have access to the world’s population with just the press of a power button. Since today is National Video Games Day, we want to celebrate what gaming has done for communication and friendship! The in-game chat feature in many games has connected and bonded people from all over the globe. You can now choose your favorite game, pop on a headset, and vent to your friends in Scotland about the day’s events.

On top of that, games like Fortnite which are best when more people join in and play have created an online community where people know they can “meet up” with friends and chat. With all that in mind, we wanted to create a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that would allow people to easily connect and chat on the Switch. Our Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller and Afterglow Deluxe+ Wired Controller are the first controllers, for Nintendo Switch, that support in-game chat without the hassle of a work-around. You can simply plug in your favorite headset into the 3.5mm audio jack on the controller, join a match, and start communicating with your friends.

When you team up to play your favorite game with your squad from across the globe, you know you’ll have each other’s backs. It is through the chat features in games, and on controllers, that we are communicating with each other and building bonds. The way we interact with our friends in 2019 may not be the same as previous generations, but long-lasting relationships are still being created.

On National Video Games Day, we should celebrate these connections we’ve made through gaming, and the new way of communicating that it’s brought with it. To start simply chatting with friends on your Nintendo Switch, pick up our Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch today, or pre-order the Afterglow Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch on pdp.com.

For our fans who already have our Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller, we have new Faceoff Mod Kits that allow you to customize your controller so you can show off to your friends while you play together! Various designs of the Faceoff Mod Kits are available now, for $9.99 each, only on pdp.com.


Make sure you check out our other chat-capable products on pdp.com.

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