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Nintendo Switch Online members: NES and SNES controllers are back in stock

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Not really a sale price, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up because these controllers, particularly the SNES controller, have been out of stock for ages. It seems Nintendo has started shipping hardware again, so these are back in stock for now! Was able to order an SNES controller.

Note: Must be a Switch Online member to purchase.

Pair of NES controllers: $59.99

One SNES controller: $29.99

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/o...al-offers/
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Picked up the pair of NES controllers during a half off sale about 6 months ago. Going to push my luck and wait for a sale on the SNES controller.
Same, I thought two for $36 was pushing it but 2 for $60 is tough
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How do these compare to the 8bitdo SNES controller? I have one of the SNS30s now. Have had no issues whatsoever.
Take this as you will since I do not personally own either controller.

Based on what I have heard, people tend to prefer the official SNES controller in terms of quality and feel, however the official SNES controller has odd placement of the ZL, ZR buttons, and lacks a home button. I believe RGT85 has a pretty good review on youtube if you're curious.

I tend to like first party controllers myself, so I ordered the official SNES controller.
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Picked up the pair of NES controllers during a half off sale about 6 months ago. Going to push my luck and wait for a sale on the SNES controller.
Same and really nice to have them for that retro feel, wanted one of the Snes ones as well but they been out of stock so long i've since bought a pair of Sega Genesis replica wireless ones for $40 for the pair, so even though this would be very nostalgic and cool I can't justify it anymore, if they go on sale for like $15 then maybe, but doubt they ever will but the Sega ones I got feel and look great so no worries
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Yeah, I'll definitely wait on those NES controllers until they're on sale.

For starters, how many NES games are there in which you'd want to play two player? Excite Bike? Tecmo Bowl?

But not only that, I have a NES mini and bought a second NES wired controller, and I can hack that to drop in more NES roms to play on that. For example, Tecmo Super Bowl with actual NFL teams.

I ended up buying the SNES controller, which I would imagine would be compatible with NES games on the Switch's virtual console. There's a higher chance I'll use this for some retro games or some indie game.

I bought an 8BitDo N30 controller about a year ago. And its okay, its a bit smaller than what I hoping for, and the shoulder buttons are really clicky, which doesn't feel like the original SNES shoulder buttons.
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Whoa, sorry I missed that sale! I would have totally snagged a pair of the NES controllers if they were half off.
with covid and impacted expect more sales
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I'd love to know this as well. I love my SN30 Pro+
This is much more authentic feeling compared to the 8BITDO controllers. I have a SN30 and a SN30 Pro. Don't get me wrong, 8BITDO makes good controllers, but they missed the mark on the D-Pad and the overall quality is just slightly less than Nintendo's controller. Just a shame that the SNES isn't more widely compatible.
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Anyone use on an Android tablet? I play snes on an emulator and would like to use this controller
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I'd rather have the 8bitdo controllers, simply for the ease of pairing with other devices. I have had zero issues with any of their controllers. The only issue I have is with the NES 30 Pro and that is my hands are too large for the controller to be comfortable long. So if you have super tiny hands, or are a child then it's fine. I have the SN30 Pro and the SN30 Pro+ which are both amazing. The SNES30 is also practically perfect copy of the SNES controller but wireless.
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I'll probably wait on the SNES controller to go on sale
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Is this to be used for the switch?
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Is this to be used for the switch?
Yes, these controllers are for the Nintendo Switch. They are primarily intended for the NES Online and SNES Online Switch applications.
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Yes, these controllers are for the Nintendo Switch. They are primarily intended for the NES Online and SNES Online Switch applications.
Great thanks!
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Got my max, thanks! Stupid people have been posting them on eBay for 100 each. I always just wait until the stock balances, like the NES Classics that are everywhere now.

FYI the SNES games play really nice on the Switch. I've been using handheld in bed, and the lag is minimal. Nothing has still ever matched the original console on a Tube TV, in terms of performance, if anyone knows a fix. There are some things that require absolute precision, like the unlimited lives hack in Mario Bros jumping on the turtle.
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Got my max, thanks! Stupid people have been posting them on eBay for 100 each. I always just wait until the stock balances, like the NES Classics that are everywhere now.

FYI the SNES games play really nice on the Switch. I've been using handheld in bed, and the lag is minimal. Nothing has still ever matched the original console on a Tube TV, in terms of performance, if anyone knows a fix. There are some things that require absolute precision, like the unlimited lives hack in Mario Bros jumping on the turtle.
Yeah, I still have a tube TV for my NES. A lot of those games are notoriously difficult, and require very precise timing. As far as emulation is concerned though, Nintendo's NES and SNES offerings seem very good to me. They've done a great job at minimizing lag in my opinion. Now if they'd only add Earthbound to SNES Online...
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