It’s been immensely charming how Nintendo portables over the years have released in a broad variety of colors, giving consumers an opportunity to pick up hardware with a bit more of a personal flair. Much to Nintendo’s delight, it’s also been fairly common for people to pick up multiple different kinds of the same hardware, just because that new limited edition is so enticing. The Joy-Con on the Switch, then, have been an interesting iteration on this concept, as people can now deck out their hardware with whatever colors they like without breaking the bank.
When Splatoon 2 launched this summer, a special set of Neon Pink and Green Joy-Con released with it, though the distribution of this hardware was a bit hit or miss depending on your region. In North America, the only way to get your hands on them would be to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch bundle, assuming you don’t want to import them. However, a new listing has appeared in the EB Games inventory that shows the Joy-Con will be released standalone on the 5th, for the same price as usual Joy-Con. Whether the date is accurate still remains to be seen, but hopefully this means that we’ll be seeing them on store shelves soon.
What do you think? Have you already picked up these Joy-Con? What colors do you like to keep on your Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments below.