Preorder Pokemon Wireless Switch Controllers
The controllers retail for $49.99 each, and they’ll arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. These are officially licensed products, so they feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a Switch controller: motion controls and LEDs for the player number and low-battery warnings. They also offer mappable buttons and can be used for up to 30 hours on a pair of batteries (two of which are included with each controller).
It is a bit unusual in controller world that they run on AA batteries, but it means you don’t have to plug the controller in to recharge it. Plus, extra batteries are available for cheap; in a serendipitous turn of events, Amazon happens to have a good sale going on Energizer AA batteries right now.
These aren’t the first officially licensed Switch controllers from PowerA. The company has released a number of other designs in the past, including more Pokemon-themed ones, as well as Zelda, Overwatch, and more.
Other PowerA Nintendo Switch Controllers
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