Nintendo Switch Accessory Prices Are Steep, $80 For Additional JoyCons

Don't lose your JoyCons, because it'll cost you to replace them.

News by Mike Williams, .

Tonight during its press event, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch will retail for $299. That package includes the system, two JoyCons, the JoyCon Grip, the Switch Dock, an AC adapter, and an HDMI cable. But what if you wanted to upgrade your Switch action with some more accessories?

Be prepared to pay for it. According to the official site, an additional JoyCon L or JoyCon R will set you back $49.99. Buying a pair of additional JoyCons costs $79.99 and they come in all Grey, all Blue, all Red, or the Red/Blue set. The JoyCon Grip costs $29.99 if you want to pick another one up. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a standalone purchase for $69.99.

The Nintendo Switch Dock doesn't actually add anything to the system, as it's just a USB and HDMI hub. If you want a second Dock for another room in your home though, that'll cost you $89.99 and includes the Dock, an AC adapter, and an HDMI cable.

There's also the JoyCon Wheel, which comes in a set of 2 for $14.99. Like the Wii Wheel, this is a bit of plastic you can set your JoyCons in to play racing games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

I envision the JoyCons being a hot item for Nintendo. Especially if you're in a family with kids, the JoyCons are relatively tiny controllers that are likely to be lost. At $50 a pop or $80 for two, it's best to keep them attached to the system or the handy wrist straps at all times.

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  • Avatar for mikecel79 #1 mikecel79 A year ago
    $90 for an extra Joy-Con set? That's crazy
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  • Avatar for MattG #2 MattG A year ago
    And here I was having trouble pulling the trigger on a $50 Wii U Pro Controller.
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #3 donkeyintheforest A year ago
    At $90 it seems like the dock does more than just work as an HDMI and USB adapter. Is there any verification it doesn't do anything else? Did it not have the USB ports it looks like it did?

    I thought if nothing else, It might have a built in fan to blow air through the vents that look to be built into the tablet part for when it's docked and running hotter at a higher speed to output in 1080p.
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #4 TheWildCard A year ago
    I hate how Nintendo has relied on price gouging accessories since the Wii. There is no way extra joycons are going to move at those prices! None. RIP Arms.Edited January 2017 by TheWildCard
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