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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 5900 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have insurance

    Posted
    Threonine
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    So far, all joy-con I have bought have had their'sl' and'sr' buttons damaged. So please, make sure you buy an insurance that covers the cost of the controllers and any defects that always come up. Such a great product but such bad quality buttons makes this purchase a risky one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a little awkward

    Posted
    eDad
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    The new JoyCon is a little awkward to get used to when you have larger hands... my kids look at me like its weird that I have issues holding them and curling my hands in to reach the buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Horribly made

    Posted
    MEdoubleCA
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    Horribly made, The quality of these controllers is questionable they don't even last more than a month or two before they start drifting buttons break I had to send three sets back to Nintendo in less than a year

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Posted
    Jsobes
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    Bought these for my daughter after one of the buttons on her original joy-con stopped working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    their alright

    Posted
    jsiebs
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    These controllers are alright - work will, and I like the flexibility of different ways to use them, but the small size and button lay out is not very appealing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Puddle
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    So far its doing well. Only thing the buttons on the left were hard to press down but after a while its became smooths

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work good

    Posted
    Aplata
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    One of the buttons gets stuck some times is weird. But after presing it hard one time evry time im gonna use them it works okay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps with multiplayer games

    Posted
    ThatsCeez
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    Good to have extra Joy cons around for multiplayer games. Only gripe is their small buttons and joysticks may make it difficult for some.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Sludgepond
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    Great feeling controller all around. Only drawback is the triggers are more like buttons than that of the Xbox or PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great color

    Posted
    BBCustomer
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    The colors look great. Joy-con doesn't have a long life, though. One of my buttons are alread stuck after heavily usage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wrist Strap Buttons

    Posted
    TheRush
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    I would like to start off by saying that I love the nintendo switch, and I love the joy cons. They worked flawlessly and were also well maintained by adults, no kids have ever touched my system. However I am writing this review to only bring to light an issue I happened to come across with my wrist straps. The adjusters for my wrist straps failed after only three weeks of light usage. The button ended up falling out, exposing the actual strap that's usually hidden inside the button housing. I suspect that the plastic that was used had some type of defect in that batch (the retaining flanges were very very brittle). As my original joy cons wrist straps are still going strong, I don't think this issue effects a majority of joy cons. Despite all of this, best buy helped me out a great deal. I returned my joy cons w/ the wrist straps (which both had the defect in the strap retaining buttons), without the box, but with the receipt, and they were able to get a new pair shipped out to me with next day shipping free of charge. Overall I rate the joy cons about a 4.5/5 but with this particular set I have to give it a 3, due to the issue with the wrist straps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced necessity for multiplayer gaming

    Posted
    0kGoN0w
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be bigger and easier to handle. Buttons are

    Posted
    Cyndi
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    Could be bigger and easier to handle. The buttons are too small. It is hard for adult big hands to handle. Even for kids their thumbs hurts after 1/2 hr of playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Switch's weakness

    Posted
    Sebastiancanes
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    Just looking at the joy cons tell you that they are fragile. I have no idea how long these will last, but from what I can tell you is that if the left one doesn't work, the right one becomes obsolete or vice versa. Nintendo only offers these as pairs, so if one is broken you are collecting unpaired joy cons. For those individuals with large hands, the controllers are hard to manage as the buttons are too small. These controllers were made to fit into many other accessories to increase revenue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flexible but not comfortable

    Posted
    Smoothy
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Innovative, but not perfect

    Posted
    Amber
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    Joy-cons are an interesting innovation in gaming control schemes. These feature Nintendo's fantastic, tactile, clicky and response faceplate buttons from the 3DS. The sticks you may are alright, nothing to write home about. The bumpers are also very tactile, but inconsistent in their button triggering actuality. You can play separated to be relaxed, or attached for finer control. Battery life is good. I prefer the Pro Controller if I have a choice in the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Color, but Sticky B button

    Posted
    Allie
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    I was so happy to receive these joy-con as a gift. I had wanted them for so long since I am a huge Splatoon fan. I started playing with them and they are great, but on my right joy-con the B button sticks a bit at times. I have a red and blue set of joy-con, and like my new neon pink and green joy-con, I found my right neon blue joy-con ZR button sticks. I am not sure if anyone else has a similar problem, but it is something that I noticed. My B button is starting to stick less, but it is an annoying occurrence that makes it hard to jump while I play Splatoon 2. Overall the joy-con are beautiful and super bright in color and make my switch pop beautifully!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An unfortunate necessity

    Posted
    Forte
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    I, like many others, prefer playing the Switch in handheld mode. Unfortunately, this means being at the mercy of the Joy-Cons. I have had a ton of issues with these, specifically the left Joy-Cons. I am now on my fifth pair. The first had a de-sync issue which Nintendo repaired. The second had an issue where pushing the left stick all the way up wouldn't fully register so characters would just walk instead of run. The third had an issue where even when I wasn't touching the left stick, the character would walk left by themselves. Then the fourth immediately had a mushy feel to the L button and the left stick made a clicking sound right out of the box. Issues 2 and 3 happened just outside of Nintendo's one year warranty, so I had no choice but to purchase a new pair. Nintendo really should not be charging $80 for these as they are cheaply made. They claim that it's actually 2 controllers, but the single Joy-Con functionality is way too limited for that to be true. I really cannot recommend these. So many have had issues with them, and they are far too overpriced for what you get. Of course, if you play mainly in handheld mode, you really have no other choice. If you are trying to decide between these or a Pro Controller for docked mode, stay far away from these and just get the Pro Controller.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend