Nintendo’s Switch Online NES controllers are almost 50% off right now

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Nintendo’s Switch Online NES controllers are currently on sale for about 50% off the normal asking price.

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If you’re currently a Nintendo Switch Online member, you can pick up two of Nintendo’s replica wireless pads for just $34.99, which is a massive $25 savings. (Not in the US? Check out the best deals in your area below.)

NES controllers are the perfect way to enjoy classic NES games available to Nintendo Switch Online members, including Balloon Fight, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros. They’re also completely wireless, which is a good quality-of-life feature.


While Switch Online NES controllers may seem like an unnecessary purchase to some, you can’t beat playing retro games with the original controllers as they were originally designed. Switch Online NES controllers will help you take out even more nostalgia while playing the system’s classic titles, which is just part of the experience, if you ask us.

The fact that you get two controllers as part of this deal means you can recreate those classic local couch gaming moments too, as there are plenty of NES games available that support multiplayer.

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NES controllers can be charged in the same way as regular Switch Joy-Cons; Just slide them over the edge of the console and away you go. However, if you own a Nintendo Switch Lite, you’ll need to charge them using a USB Type-C cable.

Today’s best Switch Online NES controller deals

Nintendo Switch Online NES Controller: $59.99

Nintendo Switch Online NES Controller: $59.99 $34.99 on Nintendo

Save $25 – Switch Online NES controllers are about 50% off right now, and stock is likely to sell out fast. If you want to play NES games just as they are intended, don’t miss out on this great deal.

Nintendo has released other wireless versions of its classic console controllers. Nintendo Switch Online customers can also purchase the SNES and N64 controllers, though both pads are notoriously difficult to find right now.

You can also buy a wireless Sega Genesis Pad, which means any classic title you play on the Switch has an official controller to go with it.

More Nintendo Switch Online deals

If you are not a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you cannot purchase an NES controller from Nintendo’s website. If you haven’t already signed up, check out the best deals on a 12-month Switch Online subscription below.

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