Nintendo Switch Is Getting NES Controllers

Nintendo Switch Is Getting NES Controllers

To coincide with the release of NES games on the Switch as part of its online subscription service, Nintendo is releasing retro-replicas of the original NES controllers on September 18.

They’ll come in packs of two, including both a right and left controller, for $US60 (local pricing not available at the time of writing).

They charge by being placed on either side of the Switch, just like the Joy-Con currently do, and will similarly work wirelessly. Japan, meanwhile, will be getting Famicon-styled ones. 

The controllers will make it easier to play the 20 NES games coming to the system next week as part of the $US4 ($6) a month online subscription service.

They can be played locally and online with other people using the Joy-Con, but the original formfactor will no doubt feel and work a lot better with them.

We also no know that the starting library of NES games will also include third-party stuff like Double Dragon, Gradius, and River City Ransom.

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