Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons To Come In Additional Colors And Have HD Rumble


Nintendo announced at its Jan. 12 presentation that the Switch‘s Joy-Con controllers will come in additional colors of Neon Red and Neon Blue, have an additional “strap” accessory similar to the Wii remote, and possess a special feature called “HD Rumble” that allows players to feel tiny motions in detail. When the console launches on March 3, buyers will be able to choose from two different $299.99 configurations: one that includes two grey Joy-Con controllers, and another that includes one Neon Red and one Neon Blue controller each.

Each right Joy-Con controller has a motion-sensitive infrared camera that can sense the shape, motion and distance of objects in front of it; during the presentation, the company gave the example of the controller being able to recognize the difference between “rock, paper and scissors” via this method.


The controllers’ new “HD Rumble” feature offers ultra-precise vibrations that can apparently simulate even the most intricate of motions. The example given during the presentation was that of putting ice cubes and water in a glass; if what is said is to be believed, the precision allows one to feel each individual ice cube — and indeed, even the pouring of water droplets — with realism greatly outpacing the current rumble technology used in most gamepads.

Tell us, are you excited to get your hands on the new Joy-Con controllers? Do you think the grey configuration looks better, or would you rather opt for the neon colors? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned to We Got This Covered for all the latest on Nintendo Switch.