The Splatoon 2 version of Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers for the Switch is being sold separately now, reports SlashGear. This controller was originally bundled with the neon green and neon pink variants of the Joy-Con controllers from the company. The company made the announcement through Twitter on Friday, announcing that it will be available in stores later in January.
While this may not seem like much, the concept of the Nintendo Switch makes customizability an important element.
The pricing for the controller hasn’t been announced yet, but The Verge speculates that it should be selling for $79.99, based on what other Joy-Con variants cost. As the publication points out, the company hasn’t announced whether new colours will be available for these controllers either.
This is the first time Nintendo is selling these controllers separately in the US. They have been sold as standalone controllers in Europe and Japan earlier. While this may not seem like much, the concept of the Nintendo Switch makes customizability an important element. So, selling these controllers separately just allows users to personalise their devices a little more.
Nintendo started selling the new Switch console separately, making it the world’s first modular gaming console. The console recently became the fastest selling gaming console in US history, with the company selling 4.8 million units of the device in only 10 months since the launch.