NES Controller Overview - Nintendo Switch Online

  • Published: 17 December 2018
  • Being a Nintendo Switch Online member gives players access to a variety of features, including a collection of NES games with added online play that can be enjoyed on a Nintendo Switch system.

    To make these games feel even more authentic, users can play them with the Nintendo Entertainment System controllers. This wireless re-creation of the original, iconic NES controller comes in a pack of two for $59.99 and are a special offer for paid Nintendo Switch Online members only, who can purchase them by visiting

    To learn more about the controllers and everything else included in a Nintendo Switch Online membership, visit

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Comments • 2 866

  • Alejandro José Spina Méndez

    I know this comment might be not in line with the rest but, could someone please tell me if this controllers can be paired with any pc for use them as controllers on steam or something else?

    • DCM
      DCM  1 weeks back

      These are awesome - the hate makes no sense

      • Grandimations
        Grandimations  3 weeks back

        Do we HAVE to attach the NES controllers to the Switch, or would a third party joy Con charger work just fine as well?

        • YoshiBoy_64 Game reviews
          YoshiBoy_64 Game reviews  1 months back

          I'm coming for ya princess!

          • RBGuy 17
            RBGuy 17  1 months back

            *_YOU CAN CONNECT IT?_*

            • Слава Кузьмич

              Я это куплю

              • Jopher Paz
                Jopher Paz  1 months back

                Just give us Wii U And. Wii games

                • Marcela’s Channel
                  Marcela’s Channel  2 months back

                  You can play MARIO kart with the NES controllers

                  • Médoune Thiam
                    Médoune Thiam  2 months back


                    • Sirmi98
                      Sirmi98  2 months back

                      Stupid people you buy them if you want. Theyre not pointing with a gun at you to buy them. At least they gave you the option

                      • Steela Bobby
                        Steela Bobby  2 months back

                        £60? No thanks

                        • Itamar Alon
                          Itamar Alon  2 months back

                          People are hating so much at the comments. I think it's really cool that you can play some of the best NES games anywhere you want, and just for 20 dollars a year. The controllers are really expensive, but keep in mind they are Nintendo official so you don't risk them breaking your Switch or something. And it's not like 60 dollars for 1 controller, it's for 2. The only thing I really don't like is that they don't give you the option to buy just 1 controller for cheaper. I don't really have friends that are interested in NES games and when we play together on the Switch (which we barely do anyway), they don't play NES with me so I don't need 2 controllers.

                          • A Google User
                            A Google User  2 months back


                            • David Neon
                              David Neon  2 months back

                              I'm the only one here that doesn't care about the online membership being "broken"?

                              • TheDerpySlurpySquad _
                                TheDerpySlurpySquad _  2 months back

                                so basicly those controllers are just nes versions of joy cons

                                • hamed alzarooni
                                  hamed alzarooni  2 months back

                                  that feeling when your sequel is cheaper and better

                                  • Mark M.
                                    Mark M.  3 months back

                                    Buy 8bitdo

                                    • Jose Sepulveda
                                      Jose Sepulveda  3 months back

                                      how long does the baterry last for rhese nes controllers when fully charged? The same as the joycons?

                                      • Fatima Benida
                                        Fatima Benida  3 months back

                                        I cant play with freinds because of the thing -_- maybe just sign in with no code if there is it takes like 6 days ro get

                                        • KylePlayz
                                          KylePlayz  3 months back

                                          What about snes or n64 or gamecube people care about those more and try makeing your online service better

                                          (No hate)

                                          • Michael Ashby
                                            Michael Ashby  3 months back

                                            That is cool but why no SNES OR N64 controllers I want to play undertale like its earthbound

                                            • CL45-K3
                                              CL45-K3  3 months back

                                              $60 dollars only for the Lame NES shop games! No thanks Nintendo. If could play some of the other games might be worth it..

                                              • Avenger Jalter
                                                Avenger Jalter  3 months back

                                                I'm an switch online member 😩 couldn't we get these controllers for free? Skljggslkglb

                                                • Jose Sepulveda
                                                  Jose Sepulveda  3 months back

                                                  So basically ur paying 80 dlrs with the subscription! Why cant they just include them for free wit ur subscription???🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

                                                  • cakone micke
                                                    cakone micke  3 months back

                                                    hmm does it work with ...... Retroarch :D :D

                                                    • Bigturkey Gamer2
                                                      Bigturkey Gamer2  3 months back

                                                      60 dollars for joycons I can only use on nes game titles

                                                      • Air
                                                        Air  3 months back

                                                        *Maybe you guys should lower your price for your stuff*

                                                        • OldsXCool
                                                          OldsXCool  3 months back

                                                          So you have to subscribe to their online service to even have the chance to PURCHASE these. Nobody hates you quite like Nintendo.

                                                          • K n L
                                                            K n L  3 months back

                                                            Wow,this is way to expensive for minigame controllers,I wont buy this set

                                                            • Whatsmyname
                                                              Whatsmyname  3 months back

                                                              Whos paying 59.99 for 2 nes controllers. Super mario odyssey is the latest game witch costs less than there nes controllers. And i could buy 3 wired procon trollers for the price of these nes ones

                                                              • Swedish Comedian
                                                                Swedish Comedian  3 months back

                                                                0:07 Yehaaw that sound familiar

                                                                • Señor Snipey
                                                                  Señor Snipey  3 months back

                                                                  30 bucks per controller seems super steep. I mean for $20 more you can get a set of joycons which are way more useful. These are too novel and should also have been sold individually and at a cheaper price 24.99 being the absolute ceiling

                                                                  • Dave 64
                                                                    Dave 64  3 months back

                                                                    Hey why the Canadian can't get the Controller???

                                                                    • 林檎Apple
                                                                      林檎Apple  3 months back

                                                                      This is bull

                                                                      • Gamers Grub
                                                                        Gamers Grub  3 months back

                                                                        The price of those controllers is bs because it costs $60. You could buy a Nintendo Switch GAME with $60. So it's like saying, "would you rather have a Nintendo Switch game at max price or two controllers that don't even work in handheld.

                                                                        • Doom Bat04
                                                                          Doom Bat04  3 months back


                                                                          • Mateo Trupina
                                                                            Mateo Trupina  3 months back


                                                                            • Street Rat
                                                                              Street Rat  4 months back

                                                                              I wish these controllers were cheaper

                                                                              • Anibal Navarro Maldonado
                                                                                Anibal Navarro Maldonado  4 months back

                                                                                $59.99 are you kidding me right now?

                                                                                • basicallyanedit
                                                                                  basicallyanedit  4 months back

                                                                                  60 dollars ? Excuse me ??

                                                                                  • MrSnipes 257
                                                                                    MrSnipes 257  4 months back

                                                                                    Looooool I like how he says:"You can play with Joy-cons and pro controller *BUT CMON* these are the controllers.

                                                                                  • Eric Stefan
                                                                                    Eric Stefan  4 months back

                                                                                    The joke of the PlainRock124 transformed into reality.

                                                                                    • Meme Meme
                                                                                      Meme Meme  4 months back

                                                                                      We payed for online, some of us got it for some classic games, not just on one console.
                                                                                      I have one of those Sega Genesis *(the one you can buy at target for like 60$ I think)* and at least they have games from multiple platforms, *(well I mean like, just the genesis and Saturn but still it is better than Nintendo switch online)*

                                                                                      • redfirebest 34
                                                                                        redfirebest 34  4 months back

                                                                                        Welcome back nintendo

                                                                                        • Rockyraid  Raidy
                                                                                          Rockyraid Raidy  4 months back

                                                                                          who even cares about this because i dont and i am just going to not care anyway

                                                                                          • WoolEagle11
                                                                                            WoolEagle11  4 months back

                                                                                            “Let’s take a look at these babies, ya know, the ones that will be useless in a few years, only work if you pay for them with the bad online service, and pretty much are useless on every other game” 10/10 no flaws. You want Virtual Console? Ewww too much work. Pay 80 dollars for this instead.”

                                                                                            • Alex Gaming
                                                                                              Alex Gaming  4 months back

                                                                                              I hope this one's don't drift

                                                                                              • Tarjet
                                                                                                Tarjet  4 months back

                                                                                                Making NES
                                                                                                Making NES classic after 30 years
                                                                                                Making NES contoller after 2 years