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Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Now Pre-Order NES Controllers

If you signed up for the Nintendo Switch Online membership you can now pre-order the special dual pack of NES controllers. These wireless controllers are in the shape of the classic NES pad and can charge by placing them on the sides of the Switch like a Joy-Con. The cost is $59.99 and there is a limit of 1 per Nintendo Account. The controllers will ship in mid-December. Having ordered a pair myself, I can verify there is a shipping charge ($5 for me) and tax, which brought the total to nearly $70. Go here to pre-order yours today!


With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play enhanced NES™ games the way they’re meant to be played—using full-size Nintendo Entertainment System™ controllers!

Available for purchase only by Nintendo Switch Online members*, this 2-pack of wireless controllers offers the perfect way to play these classic NES games online, either competitively or cooperatively.


  • Rechargeable Battery – Attach the controllers to the Nintendo Switch™ system to charge them
  • Two Controllers – Available as a set of two controllers for competitive and cooperative fun


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

2 thoughts on “Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Now Pre-Order NES Controllers

  • Jennifer Dusenberry

    So if I buy these new nes switch controllers as a gift for my son w his membership info, will he be notified/made aware of the purchase? How can I keep it a surprise?

    • Nintendo does e-mail the account holder that’s associated with the Nintendo Account with a confirmation number. If that e-mail is you, then he shouldn’t be notified. However, if it’s his e-mail on file then I don’t believe there’s any way around him being notified. You could check in with Nintendo’s customer support at 1-800-255-3700 to see if there is a way to keep it a surprise.


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