. Not only did Nintendo reveal an updated Switch with better batteries, the company also revealed two new Switch Joy-Con colors to go with the longer-lasting console.The two new Joy-Con sets coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year are: the Neon Purple and Orange Joy-Cons, and Blue and Neon Yellow Joy-Cons. Both colorways will be released on October 4 and are both priced at $79.99.
These two colored Joy-Cons are the latest in a growing library of Joy-Con colors. Nintendo occasionally releases Joy-Con colors with a theme, such as the Neon Pink and Green Joy-Cons for Splatoon 2, and bright Red Joy-Cons for Super Mario Odyssey. Other times, Nintendo just releases fun, new colors so players can further customize their Nintendo Switch consoles.
Unfortunately, Joy-Cons aren’t cheap. A set of two typically cost around $80. Some Joy-Con editions, like the ones specifically made for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, are only bundled with a Nintendo Switch. So you’ll have to buy the full console to get the rarer Joy-Con designs.
Check out our gallery below of all the different Nintendo Switch Joy-Con colors and designs currently available. These are the official colors Nintendo released so far for customers.
Nintendo Announced Two New Switch Models
Nintendo is currently undergoing a refresh of its Nintendo Switch lineup. The company announced the long-rumored Nintendo Switch Lite last week, which comes in a new form factor that’s smaller and removes the hybrid element completely. So, the Switch Lite can only be used in portable mode and can’t be hooked up to a TV.
Nintendo also announced a refreshed Nintendo Switch model. Instead of being a “Switch Pro,” the new Switch is an updated version of the original Nintendo Switch, but comes with a longer battery life. Nintendo quietly made a request to the FCC to update the older Switch models with newer chips which some theorized would be more energy efficient.
The new Nintendo Switch will have between 4.5 and 9 hours of battery life depending on what games you play. That’s compared to the 2.5 to 6.5-hour battery life of the existing Switch units.
The updated Switch consoles will be available for purchase in mid-August in the US. You’ll know which Switch models have better battery life because it will have a bright red packaging.
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