Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will cost you $70, JoyCon and other peripherals priced

By Brenna Hillier
13 January 2017 08:02 GMT

Nintendo Switch supports up to eight players, but it’ll cost you an extra $240 minimum to hook ’em all up.


Nintendo Switch accessories have been detailed and priced.

According to Nintendo of America, a Switch-compatible Pro Controller will cost you $70.

Switch launches March 3 for $299. Find many more details in our full coverage of the Switch launch reveal livestream.

A pair of the Switch’s unique JoyCon controllers goes for $80, but you can also buy just a left or right JoyCon for $50.

For $30 you can join your JoyCons together with the Charging Grip, which also charges them up – surprise surprise – without having to be tethered to the console, which would interrupt play when the battery goes flat.

If you intend to use your Switch with a TV in more than one location, you might want to buy an extra Switch Charging Dock kit, which goes for $90. You get one of these in the Switch box.

Finally, for $15 you can be the proud owner of a pair of Joy-Con Wheel add-ons, presumably in case Project Cars 2 comes to Switch or something, and you need a realistic, simulation experience. Just kidding, it’s obviously for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, falling over in the broom closet and eternal consumer regret.

There you have it. Since Switch supports up to eight players and comes with a pair of JoyCon, the cheapest way to fill our a party game roster would be to pick up three more pairs of JoyCons at $50 each for a total of $240, which is getting relatively close to the cost of the whole console.

Ouch! Tell your mates to bring their own Switch controllers.

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