it’s been a busy month for the Nintendo Switch

. 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.

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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 Switch Joy Con Colors updated

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.

Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN. You can reach him on Twitter.

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