A new online tool showing the Nintendo Switch’s various Joy-Con and controller strap color combinations, along with links to buy the accessories, went live earlier today on Nintendo’s website.
Nintendo quietly launched the Joy-Con Color Viewer, as there are no mentions of the tool on the company’s social media, except for a brief post on the official newsfeed. On the Color Viewer itself, users can try different color schemes with the left and right versions of the gray, red, blue and yellow Joy-Con. The respective Joy-Con straps, including a lighter gray strap to seamlessly match the default gray Joy-Con, can also be mixed for a more personalized setup.
Essentially, the site is a preview button for gamers looking to spruce up their Switch’s appearance. The only colors absent from the gallery are the green and pink Joy-Con, which are exclusive (in North America, at least) to a Splatoon 2 bundle available through Walmart. Otherwise, Switch owners may import the latest colors from Japan or Europe.
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Right and left-handed gray Joy-Con are available individually for $49.99 or together for $79.99. The other Joy-Con colors are only available in sets of two, each a solid color pairing, except a red and blue package that reverses the console’s default neon scheme. Additional Joy-Con straps are $7.99 each.
The controllers are available through retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys’R’Us and Walmart. Alternatively, players may chose unofficial modifications and controller accessories such as silicone covers to personalize the Joy-Con.
Controller mods are popular enough that sites such as Reddit have specific communities for sharing images of custom paint jobs and other fixes, although DIY Joy-Con posts live within the Switch subreddit. Even the Joy-Con’s UI display color can be changed through a software hack, which allows users to assign nearly any color to a controller.
Potential modders should know their tampering with the controllers violates Nintendo’s warranty.