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These new neon Nintendo Switch Joy-Con designs got me all hot and bothered

Finally, Waluigi got recognized.

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It’s not often we get Nintendo hardware announcements, let alone two in the same day. Alongside the refreshed Switch console, some fresh, new Joy-Con colors were also announced.

With the announcements coming together, I have to wonder if the refreshed Switch console will come with the usual gray or red/blue Joy-Cons or if the new colorways might be an option.

Two new pairs of Joy-Cons are coming in October

It’s pretty cool that Nintendo is bringing out new colorways for the Joy-Cons, but there’s an elephant in the room. Users have been reporting “drifting,” which is when the Joy-Cons register movement without being touched. It’s not isolated to the Joy-Cons either, with reports of the Pro controllers also suffering a similar issue.

I’ve got multiple non-Nintendo controllers and the only one that drifts is an x360 controller I bought at least 5 years ago. The radio silence from Nintendo on this is something that consumers shouldn’t stand for, and I hope that the situation changes before these new sets release.

Anyway, those two colorways are:

  • A neon purple/orange set that reminds me of the GameCube, or Waluigi
  • A blue/neon yellow set that reminds me more of Sonic, so I’m not sure why Nintendo went this way

The two new sets will be available on October 4, priced $79.99 each.

What do you think? Interested in either of these colorways for the Joy-Con controllers? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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