Nintendo's NES controllers are now available to preorder for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers!

Nintendo Switch with Splatoon 2 and Nintendo Switch Online app
Nintendo Switch with Splatoon 2 and Nintendo Switch Online app (Image credit: iMore)

Nintendo's exclusive NES controllers are now available to preorder. Shipping is expected for early to mid December. You can pick up a set for just $59.99, but you have to be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber (and you can only order one set per account).

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The Nintendo Entertainment System controller is for use with the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online classic games on Nintendo Switch. The NES controller is designed to look and operate like the original controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System, which adds an authentic feel to playing classic NES games.The NES controller comes in a 2-pack that includes 2 controllers. It is available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members (one set per Nintendo Account).Nintendo Switch Online members can pre-purchase their NES controller beginning September 18, 2018. They will begin shipping in December 2018.

Keep in mind, before you buy, that these controllers are meant to be played with NES - Nintendo Switch Online games. They may not work with any other titles you try to use to play games with (No Breath of the Wild with these controllers!). It's a hefty chunk of change to drop just to play a bunch of classic Nintendo games (wonderful, sweet, delicious classic Nintendo games).

We're going to have full coverage of how to use the NES controllers with your Nintendo Switch coming real soon. In the meantime, why not preorder your set now (before they sell out)!

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