1skywakeFri 14th Apr 2017 So yesterday in the Nintendo Direct Nintendo announced a AA battery pack for the Switch JoyCon. When I saw this I thought it was a decent idea for an accessory I'd probably never bother with. I can't see a scenario where my JoyCon run out of power as I use the Switch now. But if you have a second set of JoyCon that you're not charging regularly it means you have an easy way to keep playing if they do run flat. A nice idea I will probably never buy. So not a negative on either count. But then I read the comments. Apparently this accessory is the last straw. According to the commends under the thread (specifically @SLIGEACH_EIRE & @Tsusasi) these optional accessories are a horrible thing. It's something that Nintendo specifically should be criticised for. They have a left controller, right controller, pro controller, battery pack, carrying case, screen protector and "the list goes on". You even have to buy extra storage if you want more storage and Nintendo themselves have "official" micro-SD cards. Heaven forbid! Now the question is, am I wrong? Because the way I see it the Switch is about the same as any other console in terms of accessories. The only difference is that because it's both a portable and a home console you have cases AND controllers. Because the controllers have to be multi-purpose the default controller in the box isn't perfect for home use. And because it's portable they couldn't realistically fit in a 500GB HDD. But you get what you need in the box and the extra stuff is entirely optional. So I think it's fair enough. But is it? Is the whine about the cost of Switch extras justified or are they applying a different standard to Nintendo than they do to everyone else? Edited on Fri 14th April, 2017 @ 05:30 by skywake Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"