Nintendo 64 and Genesis Controllers for Switch Online pre-order begins
Nintendo Direct’s biggest surprise for September 2021 was the reveal of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, which brings Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to NSO if you pay a little extra. Additionally, it was revealed that you can get a Nintendo 64 or Sega Genesis controller (or controllers) to play these games with greater fidelity on Nintendo Switch, and today pre-ordering of these controllers has started. in the Nintendo Store.
You must be signed in to your Nintendo Account with an active Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) membership to pre-order a Nintendo 64 or Sega Genesis controller, and each costs $ 49.99. You are limited to pre-ordering four of each controller, and they will start shipping on Monday, October 25, 2021. Note that these controllers are not completely Identical to their original versions, in that they’re obviously wireless and now sport things like Home and Photo buttons. The Nintendo 64 controller also contains rumble, a nice nod to the fact that Nintendo 64 introduced the Rumble Pak for games like Star fox 64.
If you want to pre-order a Nintendo 64 or Sega Genesis Controller from the Nintendo Store before the NSO Expansion Pack launches, you can do so now, because you never know how long they’ll be in stock. However, keep in mind that the expansion pack will be surprisingly expensive when it launched on October 25.