You can only buy a NES controller for Switch if you subscribe to the Switch Online service

By Matt Martin, Friday, 14 September 2018 07:49 GMT

Nintendo has revealed new NES controllers for the Switch – but they’re only available to subscribers of the recently announced Switch Online service.

The controllers are modelled on the classic NES hardware and cost £49.99 for a bundle of two.

However, you’ll need to shell out between £3.99 ($3.99) and £17.99 ($19.99) for the online gaming service, which kicks off next week.

The controllers are wireless and can be recharged by attaching them to the docked Switch console.

When Switch online goes live on September 19, Switch owners will be able to buy 20 classic NES games including Dr Mario, River City Ransom and The Legend of Zelda.

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