A year ago, Nintendo had a new handheld console, a new TV, and new home consoles.
It also announced a new Nintendo Switch.
And now, it’s launching a new version of its beloved video game console that’s been on shelves for three years.
In its new Switch console, Nintendo is selling a slew of new hardware, including a Switch wireless controller, a Switch TV, a Wii U Virtual Console, and a GamePad.
These are all parts of what Nintendo calls the “Nintendo Switch Pro Controller,” a “pro” controller that offers an “add-on controller for gamers looking for a more intuitive and immersive gaming experience.”
The new controller is made from a “super thin” plastic that has “a premium feel and an extremely low friction curve,” Nintendo says.
You’ll need to pay $249 for the controller, which will come in a “full-size” version that includes a stylus and an HDMI port.
It’ll also come in “full length” versions with a stylo and an extra HDMI port, though the latter doesn’t include the stylus.
The controller’s dimensions range from a 4.75″ x 2.8″ x 0.9″ to a 3.75″, though the company says you’ll need a bigger case.
The full-length version of the controller will cost $299.99, while the shorter version will cost just $249.99.
Both versions are available for preorder on Nintendo’s website, and you’ll have to wait for them to ship.
The first full-size controller is currently on sale at Amazon for $399.99 with a free 30-day trial.
The second controller is still available for $299 and is currently available for “special offers” through Nintendo’s Amazon store.
The price for the Pro Controller goes up to $599.99 and it comes with an “extra controller,” though the seller has since removed that price.
There are a couple of other new features on the Pro controller.
You can play games on the screen with the Joy-Con controllers, for example, or play on the GamePad with a controller that’s “just like a Nintendo Switch” and that you can plug into a TV.
There’s also an infrared port on the controller for a way to control your game with an external device like an iPad or a Game Boy.
And the Pro doesn’t support the Joy Con or the Game Pad controllers in a way that they couldn’t in a full-sized controller, though it does support the DualShock 4 and the PS4 Pro controller in some ways.
All in all, the controller feels “much better than it looks,” Nintendo said in a blog post.
There will be “many more features” to come on the “pro controller” in the future, and Nintendo has said it will “make more changes to the product in the near future.”
We’ll have more on the new Nintendo console, and how it compares to the old Nintendo console in a few days.