An official Pro Controller
An official Pro Controller

You probably don't need us to tell you that there are countless third-party, unofficial controllers available for every gaming system under the sun, but these fake Switch Pro Controllers are slightly more convincing than your usual cheap bits of plastic.

This Pro Controller lookalike (below), which has been listed as a 'Wireless Pro Controller Gamepad Joypad Remote For Nintendo Switch', is currently available on eBay for a very tempting £18.99 in the UK. On the surface, it looks almost exactly like the real deal - the button layout, the shape, the colour, and even the semi-transparent casing is all there - but, of course, this isn't an official product.

Some telltale signs, such as the lack of the Nintendo Switch logo and the strange lack of branding on the product's box give the game away, but those who aren't quite as clued up on their gaming accessories may well fall victim to what is likely an under-par product that could cause issues with your system. The listing even has Nintendo-style advertisements at the bottom, giving it that 'authentic' look.

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If you know anyone who might be on the lookout for some new gaming controllers, make sure to pass on this message. Aside from Nintendo's official Pro Controller and Joy-Con options, available from major retailers and the official Nintendo store, cheaper - usually wired - alternatives are also available. Just make sure to buy them from a reputable source.

[via ebay.co.uk]