Nintendo - Joy-Con™ (L/R) Wireless Controllers for Nintendo Switch - Neon Red

Take cord-free control with this vibrant Nintendo Switch neon red Joy-Con controller set. Equipped with a full set of buttons and compatible with your existing Joy-Con grip, this controller set works perfectly for single-player or multi-player action. Each unit in this Nintendo Switch neon red Joy-Con controller has an integrated accelerometer and a gyro sensor for versatile gaming fun.

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What's Included


  • Nintendo Joy-Con™ (L/R) Wireless Controllers for Nintendo Switch

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3121 out of 3194)

Features


Includes Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers

Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons, can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and a gyro sensor, making independent left and right motion control possible

The Joy-Con controllers have incredible expressive power due to new features such as the IR motion camera that can sense the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects and the HD rumble feature

Can be attached to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games

Control the action from almost anywhere in the room without cords

Battery-powered design for tangle-free operation during long-lasting gaming sessions

Compatible with Nintendo Switch

Officially licensed by Nintendo


Customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very neat little devices!

    Posted
    djm3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have to be honest. My two biggest concerns with the Switch as a gaming console were both related to the joy-cons. First and foremost was my lack of faith in wireless controls. Perhaps I'm too old school, and haven't had much experience using newer systems and newer game controls, but I have always had a wired connection to my consoles in the past. My second concern was the size of these devices. They're tiny! But as it turns out, these things have been (so far) absolutely flawless both in form and function. Both the set I recieved with my Switch as well as the spare set I purchased in order to play some serious local 4-player Mario Kart tournaments have not given me any troubles. Battery life is phenomenal, the capabilities of the devices are really impressive (play a few mini-games on 1-2-Switch to check out some of the neat capabilities of these devices!), and the motion controls are far more accurate than I could have believed possible before purchasing my Switch. Even playing with one joy-con in the horizontal orientation is much more manageable than I expected, although it is admittedly not comfortable for longer gaming sessions due to the diminutive size of the device. But if you intend to do any sort of local multi-player type gaming on your Switch, then you definitely need to pick up a second set of joy-cons, regardless of color. Yes, you can play with two players on your standard set that comes with your device, but it's a lot more comfortable to play with one in each hand, and it doesn't hurt to have the option to expand your two sets into four separate controls. I'm way more impressed with these than I thought I would be, and I think that everyone who owns a Switch really ought to have at least one spare set of joy-cons to go with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to the Switch

    Posted
    jopark23
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First of all, the neon colored Joy Cons are absolutely difficult to purchase. The inventory of these items practically don't exist and the only way to luck out buying them is to check the website every day or pay a little more on eBay. Persistence surely pays off because I was able to have my pick of the crop among the colors one afternoon when BestBuy received some inventory of Switch accessories. Secondly, when you do finally get your hands on a set, the neon colored (Red/Blue combo is what I purchased) is absolutely amazing. The bright colors of the physical product are poorly represented on the cardboard box, but maybe it's a good thing because when you take them out of the box and actually see them with your own eyes of how bright the colors are, then you will surely be more impressed! Immediately, you get a rush to play endlessly all night because the colors make you a "better" player. Who cares about work, right? Wrong. Go to work. Playing the Switch all day doesn't pay your bills. Last, but definitely not least, if you own the Switch with the neon Joy Cons, you now have 4 different color combinations to play with... Red/Blue, Red/Red, Blue/Red, and Blue/Blue. Whatever combination you fancy, the controllers are top-notch quality, albeit some people face issues with the left Joy Con (I have yet to experience the same, knock on wood). Regardless, if you can get your hands on a pair, then it's definitely worth the purchase. Rumors have it that Nintendo will release various color combinations in the future. Their "latest" offering in the USA is the ARMS neon yellow Joy Cons, while Japan has already seen the Splatoon 2 neon green/pink versions (Autumn 2017 in USA).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    quality isn't the greatest

    Posted
    Steve

    These joycons start out well but rarely last more than a few months or around 400 hrs of gameplay for me. The main problem is how they designed the joysticks. They are far too precise so that even with a tiny bit of wear they will sometimes get stuck and continue to register movement in the center position. I guess this can be called joystick drift and it makes most games unplayable as you watch your character wander off in some random direction when you want him to stay put. Dusting and opening up for cleaning does nothing. Neither does resetting calibration or updating the firmware. So if I want to continue playing games on this system, I'm stuck buying a new pair every few months. It also isn't great that some joycons are tight and others very loose when installed on the switch. You can fix this with tape on the side, but you shouldn't have to. If they can improve the durability of the control sticks, these would be great. I've never had to buy controlers so often on any other past nintendo system. Usually they would last for years without breaking. Maybe these are just too small and harder to build. And since I only like playing in handheld mode, there is really no other option for me. My october made switch joycons from last year as well as several other pairs of joycons bought separately all developed the joystick failure after a few months of playing. I wish all games had the option of using the directional buttons instead of the stick, because I never had any problems with the push buttons wearing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Left joycon not working

    Posted
    AVega
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ugh Either I have awful luck or Nintendo has awful manufacturing because I has issues with the left joycon 3x in a row ! Seriously! The left joycon doesn't hold sync with Switch and inputs would be wrong . I returned it and I had the same issue with the next version. I had this issue with my launch system left joycon and had to call nintendo to fix it . That's what I did here , and they fixed it and shipped it back to me free of charge . Call 1-800-255-3700 if the controller feels to de sync and occasionally inputs are off . That being said once they do work it's nice . The HD rumble is a nice feature and more advanced motion controls work nicely . I miss a D pad but I do like you can play games with a single joycon. Now that I have 4 working joycon , I will never buy another set . Grey color looks adult and overall it's not bad . I wish it was cheaper but being able to split up and play 4 player with 2 joycon sets is nice . Battery life is fantastic. So yeah the issue with left joycon is a serious issue so that should give you caution. Maybe it's been resolved in newest controllers but still something to think about .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice for new or extra Joy-Cons

    Posted
    Zachari
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When the Splatoon 2 bundle released, I was bummed to find out that this color scheme was exclusive to it in the US. I ended up buying my girlfriend the bundle so we had them around, but I never really got to use them. Fast forward several months, and I saw these on the shelf at Best Buy and immediately purchased them because my Joy-Cons were aging poorly. The build quality is great, and they've been a huge upgrade from my old Joy-Con's sticks. The main draw, though, is obviously the color scheme. I was aware that these actually aren't the same as the Splatoon 2 bundle when buying them, but that's something to be aware of. The left Joy-Con is pink and right Joy-Con is green while the Splatoon 2 bundle's Joy-Cons are swapped. A neat advantage to this for anyone who does own the Splatoon 2 bundle is that purchasing this now allows you to choose a Switch color scheme that's either all green, all pink, or any combo of the two. Overall, they're great looking Joy-Cons if you're looking for something a little more colorful than the basic red, blue, and grey options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced necessity for multiplayer gaming

    Posted
    0kGoN0w
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Nintendo makes quality pieces of hardware. These are no exception. The controllers have a good solid feel, and there is a relatively high amount of tech packed into the Joy-Cons themselves (IR cameras, Gyros, Etc). For those with larger hands, cramping will occur if your into "all night gaming sessions" (unless you get the optional comfort grip sold separately). My own personal gripe is that the joy con "sticks" are not off set from the the arrow/buttons on both controllers. That leads to some accidental button pushing/control issues. All that being said they retail for significantly more than their competitors (i.e. Microsoft, Sony) charge for their controllers. That there is the rub. Nintendo does, what Nintendo does. If you factor in all the nickle and dime'ing that they do, like purchasing a grip/shell to hold these Joy-Cons, the high likely hood of having to buy a SD card for additional storage, over priced extra system docks; the fact is people will pay it. Hence the one star deduction in my book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flexible but not comfortable

    Posted
    Smoothy
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I do really love the flexibility of the joycons (use on console in portable mode, use in grip like a "full" controller, use individually in some games that support that). That said, as a man with meaty hands, they are not very comfortable to use over time. The sticks feel really loose in shooters like Splatoon or TPA like Zelda and for me and the buttons are small and hurt to press in games like Mario Kart where the A button is the accelerator (and thus pressed for 99% of racing). I mean you do really need these to get the most of the Switch and the flexibility is great but whenever I'm at home, I grab the pro controller instead (except in games like Arms where you use the joycons to punch while in each hand). So, it's a good idea to get a 2nd set of joycons for games like arms or party games with users that don't really know how to use a gamepad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LIT

    Posted
    keeara12345

    They can feel a bit small after hours of play on one Joy-Con. They are not incredibly fragile but they also don't feel anywhere near as resilient as a GameCube controller. The price is fair but shocking for one pretty decent controller that converts into two decent controllers. All that said, they are the conduit between you and an exciting new landscape in gaming via the Switch. Amazing hand feel, havent had a single "de-syncing" issue. Wear the straps, be aware of your surroundings. You know that kid is a little slow, maybe coach them along the way before blindly letting them have at it. As that is what will happen, they will have at it. You, and they will be laughing consistently and thoroughly. These things are lit. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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