Amazon has a good deal on the Nintendo Switch Blue/Neon Yellow Joy-Cons. List price on this model is typically $85 and it’s currently marked down to about $75.
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Nintendo Switch Blue/Neon Yellow Joy-Cons Review
The Nintendo Switch is a console that was revolutionary at the time of its release, and even now there is still no other gaming platform that quite does the same thing. But no matter how great any gaming platform is, they all need some sort of device that allows you to control it. For the Nintendo Switch, that’s the Joy-Cons, the now-famous removable controllers it sports on both ends.
You only need one set of Joy-Cons to play the Switch, and each console came with that one set when it was bought. However, there are still reasons to invest in a new pair of Joy-Cons. For one, it’s possible that a pair has been damaged or broken entirely, in which case a new pair is needed. On the other hand, perhaps you just want Joy-Cons that are a different color. If your motivation is aesthetic, that too is a good reason to shop for new Joy-Cons. In the case of these particular Joy-Cons, there’s actually no other reason.
What we mean by that is simply that these are ordinary Joy-Cons. They have no special features to separate them from the regular Joy-Cons that all Nintendo Switches come with upon purchase. The only difference is their colors, which are blue and neon yellow, for the left and right Joy-Cons respectively. Like all Joy-Cons, they can be used independently from the Switch in each hand, or they can be used together like a controller.
The Joy-Cons can also be divided between two people to allow for co-op gameplay between individuals. Of course, you wouldn’t be buying Joy-Cons if you didn’t already know this: but the fact of the matter is, anyone who has owned a Switch should already know what Joy-Cons are capable of, and no one would be buying them unless they had a Switch.
That said, there’s not much to actually talk about, since the functionality of a basic Joy-Con is already well-known for anyone that would be looking to buy one. All there is to really discuss is whether or not it is worth it to buy these Joy-Cons. We bring that up because the price of this pair of controllers is approximately $80, not including tax.
We bring this up because that’s a pretty hefty investment, being roughly $20 more expensive than a controller for the Xbox or PlayStation. You’d be paying more for these Joy-Cons than you would for a brand-new video game, and they’re not special Joy-Cons. So unless your existing Joy-Cons are damaged and need replacing, there’s no practical reason to get these.
But if a pair of Joy-Cons of a particular color are worth $80 to you, then here you are. That said, while we specifically mentioned blue and yellow earlier, you could buy these Joy-Cons in a variety of other colors as well, including purple and orange, pink and green, and many more.
At the end of the day, there are few reasons to buy these unless you want to for personal satisfaction or actual replacements. But then again, that’s reason enough.