Nintendo Slashes Price of NES Controllers for Switch, If You’re An Online Subscriber


You might recall when Nintendo began offering classic Nintendo Entertainment System style controllers for its Switch console, giving players the chance to have that “old” feeling of playing Switch Online games such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. But if you missed out on them before, there’s another chance to pick them up—and at a better price, as long as you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber.

Nintendo has announced it’s hosting a sale on the two-pack of controllers, marked down in price from $59.99 to $29.99. It’s going on right now through Jan. 10, and orders are shipping out quickly, after a day or two of processing.

The pack includes two wireless NES controllers, so players can team up together for co-op fun. They’re rechargeable, plugging right into the system where you’d normally put JoyCons.

The slashed price is part of a promotion for the newly announced Nintendo Switch Online games, making their debut on Dec. 12. While bigger titles like StarFox 2 and Super Punch-Out!! are getting the most attention, there are two NES games—Journey To Silius and Crystalis—joining the fray as well. These controllers would be ideal for playing both of them.

Keep in mind that you do need to be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber to get the discounted price, and to play the NES and SNES games on Switch.