It's incredibly exciting whenever Nintendo releases a new limited edition Pro Controller or Joy-Con. The only problem is that they sell out really fast, so only the quickest fans can usually get their hands on them. We know how frustrating that is, so we're here to help. Here's where to find and purchase the hottest limited edition Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers.

When do retailers release new Joy-Con and Pro Controller stock?

Whenever a brand new Switch accessory is announced, Best Buy is typically the fastest store to get a purchase page up for it. Other important places to check are GameStop, Target, and Amazon. Special edition Nintendo items tend to sell out fast, so you'll want to have your credit card handy and pounce on any available inventory. Different retailers will restock at different times, so you'll just have to be watching to catch one at a good time.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of scalpers and scammers out there. So only purchase from credible sellers on well-known sites to keep you and your wallet safe. When controllers sell out, their value goes up, and they often sell for much more than their MSRP.

Where to buy Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers in the U.S.

Some of the best places to check for Joy-Con, Pro Controllers, and other big Nintendo Switch accessories in the United States are Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target. Walmart is also a good bet most of the time, but they don't always carry some of the more limited edition items.

Zelda Joy-Cons

Zelda Skyward Sword Joy-ConsSource: iMore

These are the first Zelda-themed Joy-Cons that Nintendo has ever created. As such, the Zelda Joy-Cons are very popular and have already sold out in many places. They're not due to release until July 16th, so it's possible that stores will get restocked before and after release. Check these places regularly to snag one for yourself.

By the way we can also help you find the Zelda & Skyloft amiibo.

Zelda Joy Cons

Joy-Cons - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition - Amazon

Amazon is one of the preferred places to buy Switch games and accessories from. Unlike some other retailers, you're more likely to receive your preorders on launch day. Check to see if the Zelda Joy-Cons are available.

Check at Amazon
Zelda Joy Cons

Joy-Cons - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition - Best Buy

Best Buy was the first site to get a preorder page up for the Zelda Joy-Cons. If you check at just the right time, you might be lucky enough to find them in stock.

Check at Best Buy
Zelda Joy Cons

Joy-Cons - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition - Target

Don't forget to look at Target's website. With any luck, they'll have more Zelda Joy-Cons available.

Check at Target
Zelda Joy Cons

Joy-Cons - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition - GameStop

You could always check the biggest gaming store there is. GameStop usually sells most of Nintendo's official accessories.

Check at GameStop

Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller

Monster Hunter Rise Pro ControllerSource: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore

Considering that Monster Hunter has historically not been nearly as popular in the United States, it was surprising when this Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller became one of the hottest items to buy. It features a golden stylized Magnamalo giving it a unique look indeed.

Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller Product Image

Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition - Best Buy

You could always check the biggest gaming store there is. GameStop usually sells most of Nintendo's official accessories.

Check at Best Buy
Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller Product Image

Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition - Amazon

You could always check the biggest gaming store there is. GameStop usually sells most of Nintendo's official accessories.

Check at Amazon
Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller Product Image

Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition - GameStop

You could always check the biggest gaming store there is. GameStop usually sells most of Nintendo's official accessories.

Check at GameStop
Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller Product Image

Pro Controller Monster Hunter Rise Edition - Walmart

You could always check the biggest gaming store there is. GameStop usually sells most of Nintendo's official accessories.

Check at Walmart

Should I get Joy-Cons or a Pro Controller?

Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers both have their merit. Joy-Cons are great when playing party multiplayers or when traveling since they can function as one controller or separated for two. The Pro Controller is preferred for playing competitive games or single-player adventures. Both gamepads feature the same buttons, motion controls, rumble, and amiibo scanning.

Of course, your Nintendo Switch comes with one set of Joy-Cons. If you're mostly going to play on your home connected to a TV, you really ought to consider getting a Pro Controller as it feels better than the smaller Joy-Cons.

How to scan amiibo with Joy-Cons or Pro Controller

Acnh How To Use Amiibo. Scan your amiibo over the right joystickSource: iMore

The NFC reader is located in different places depending on if you're using a Joy-Con or a Pro Controller. If you're using Joy-Cons, you'll need to scan the amiibo over the right joystick. If you're using a Pro Controller, hold the amiibo over the Nintendo logo in the center.

Just make sure the game you are using is compatible with amiibo and that you are in the right menu to start the scanning process. Additionally, most third-party controllers do not support amiibo scanning. You'll need to check the listing to see if this feature is offered.

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Nintendo Switch

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There are so many amazing games to play on the Nintendo Switch, and the best part is you can play anywhere you go. Dock the Switch to your TV and play on your couch, or pull it out and play on the go.

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