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

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.

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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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.