UPDATE: One alarming detail has been tucked away in the small print. It turns out that you must have a Switch Online membership to place an order for these controllers. And, only one order is allowed per-account. So, keep that in mind when making your buying plans:

  • Limit one purchase per Nintendo Account with paid Nintendo Switch Online individual or family membership. Offer not available for trial membership.


With Switch Online bringing a selection of NES titles to the system, Nintendo is pushing the nostalgia factor even harder with these brand new controllers.

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The image above shows the new Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers for Switch. Meant to emulate the original design of the NES controllers, this new pair stays true to the originals from a visual perspective, but they do at least include the wireless functionality of the modern-day. They can also be attached to the Switch itself, Joy-Con style.

The new NES controllers will be available for pre-purchase starting on 9/18/18, the same day that Switch Online launches. Shipments will begin going out in mid-December 2018.  Check out Nintendo’s official website to place your order. 

A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.


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