Update (Fri 14th Feb, 2020 16:30 GMT): After reappearing online for a terrifyingly short amount of time towards the end of last month, the official SNES controller for Nintendo Switch has once again been completely out of stock for the last couple of weeks.

If you missed out last time, you might want to keep an eye on Nintendo's website; at the time of writing, the product listing reads "This item is currently unavailable. Please check back for more news in February 2020". Hopefully, then, we'll have more stock headed our way in the coming days.

Original Article (Thu 30th Jan, 2020 14:00 GMT): The official SNES controller for the Switch is the perfect way to play the Super Nintendo games available to Online subscribers, but getting your hands on one has been tricky recently. Thankfully, though, the elusive little beauties are back - and we'd encourage you to get on it pretty quickly.

Just like before, the controllers are available only to those who have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. You can log in using your Nintendo account here to buy one for yourself; they're available for $29.99 before shipping and are limited to four per account. Here's Nintendo's description:

Enjoy enhanced Super NES™ games the way they're meant to be played—using a full-size Super Nintendo Entertainment System style controller! Available for purchase only by Nintendo Switch Online members, this wireless controller offers the perfect way to play these classic Super NES games.

What’s in the box — One Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller and one USB cable.
Recharging options — Use the included USB cable or a Nintendo Switch AC adapter.

As it happens, it was revealed earlier today that the Nintendo Switch has now surpassed the mighty SNES in lifetime hardware sales.

Thinking of getting one? Did you manage to get your hands on one the first time around? Let us know if you manage to secure your own with a comment below.

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