Nintendo's New Pastel Joy-Cons Are Available To Preorder Now

Give your Nintendo Switch some Wes Anderson vibes with the cozy pastel colors of these Joy-Cons.


After more than six years on the market, a spare set of Joy-Cons for a Nintendo Switch console can easily be acquired and are available in a selection of bright color variants. Nintendo's latest addition to the Switch, however, features a more subdued use of pastel colors.

These easy-on-the-eyes Joy-Cons will be available from June 30 in the US and several other regions, and include Pastel Yellow, Pastel Green, Pastel Pink, and Pastel Purple versions. Like most Joy-Cons, they'll have an MSRP of $80 in the US and are only sold as a pair (Pink/Yellow or Purple/Green). They are available to preorder now at GameStop. The new Joy-Cons follow another announcement from Nintendo that's linked to the controllers, as Everybody 1-2 Switch! was revealed this week.

A sequel to the Nintendo Switch launch title 1-2-Switch, Everybody 1-2 Switch! is a collection of minigames that can be played with Joy-Con controllers, smartphones, and tablets. Still, it's never a bad idea to have extra Joy-Cons, especially when your extra controllers have a visually soothing effect. For an alternative controller that has a more direct--but elegant--design, you can also check out the special-edition Nintendo Switch bundle that launched in time for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

This particular bundle includes a Switch OLED model, a docking station that sports Hylian glyphs, and Joy-Cons which look like they were pilfered from one of the game's many shrines.

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