Nintendo had their big reveal for tons of Switch details last night, and ever since then they’ve been handing out a lot of the juicy information we’ve spent the past few months craving. While a lot of the details have fans excited, not everything is going to be so easy to swallow, such as the price point on many of Nintendo’s extra accessories. A lot of items, like the dock and Joy-Con controllers, come with the system itself, but if you want to buy extras or replacements, be forewarned that it will not be cheap.

Let’s just get the ugliness out of the way—here’s a list of accessories and their price point, as per Nintendo’s website:

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – $69.99
  • Joy-Con Controllers (L & R Bundle) – $79.99
  • Joy-Con L / Joy-Con R (Individual) – $49.99
  • Joy-Con Charging Grip – $29.99
  • Nintendo Switch Dock Set – $89.99
  • Joy-Con Wheel (Set of 2) – $14.99

Again, many of these components will be packed in with the $300 Switch at launch, so you won’t need to worry about spending extra money on your first set of Joy-Cons, the Charging Grip, or the dock set. But if you were like me and hoped to grab a Pro Controller as well, or you were considering getting some extra Joy-Cons for multiplayer parties, it’s probably going to be painful to take out your wallet for these purchases. It’s certainly making me think twice about how much I really need that Pro.

What do you think of these prices? Are they way more than you were expecting, or do you think these price points are appropriate for these accessories and what they can do? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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