The latest Nintendo Direct included several announcements that have got fans of the iconic Zelda series very excited.
These Zelda-themed Joy-Cons are due to launch on July 16, and though that's several months away, they are already becoming quite a scarce commodity as eager fans snap up the limited pre-order stock.
Unfortunately, it looks like these have already become another gaming item that scalpers are ruining for everyone. We've seen several pairs pop up on reselling sites, and some are being touted for silly money.
As of 8:02 a.m. ET on March 29, no retailer is taking orders of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons. Previously Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop were all taking pre-orders but all four retailers have since sold out.
Curiously Best Buy now lists the Joy-Cons as "coming soon" rather than "sold out" as they were previously. Is this a hint that a restock may be on the cards in the near future?
While initial orders did sell out in mere minutes, we're hoping to see more stock become available as we get close to the summer release date. At the very least we expect the official Nintendo store will take orders at some point, which will offer those who missed the first wave a second chance.
In order to help you get your hands on a set, without having to pay double or triple the MSRP, we've put together this guide and will update it with new stock information as we get it.
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Where to buy The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons Online
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: $79.99 @ Amazon
Amazon was slow off the mark, and it wasn't until a few days after the Nintendo Direct that the mega-retailer started taking orders. When stock became available it sold out in minutes as expected, however, keep an eye on this one a restock may happen closer to release.View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: $79.99 @ Gamestop
Sure to delight any fan of The Legend of Zelda series, these limited edition Joy-Cons are inspired by Lin's iconic sword and shield. Gamestop sold out of first-wave pre-orders at rapid speed, but fresh stock may become available in the coming weeks. View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: $79.99 @ Best Buy
Best Buy took orders of the limited edition Zelda Joy-Cons almost straight after the Nintendo Direct ended, and quickly sold out. However, the listing page now reads "coming soon" which is perhaps an indication that more stock is on the horizon. View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: $79.99 @ Target
While Pre-orders of the Zelda Joy-Cons at Target sold out in minutes, the retailer advises customers to "check back on release date" so more stock may be coming in time for launch.
Where to buy The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons in the UK
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: £69.99 @ Amazon
UK-based Zelda fans were kept waiting, but finally, these limited edition Joy-Cons became available for pre-order in the UK. Amazon had stock last week but has since sold out. View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: £64.99 @ Smyth Toys
Smyths Toys is offering the limited-edition Zelda Joy-Cons at a slight discount, £5 off the RRP of £69.99. No wonder the retailer sold out of its allocation almost immediately. View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: £69.85 @ Simply Games
Gaming retailer Simply Games currently out of stock of the Zelda Joy-Cons for £69.85, but it's asking customers to "register interest" in case there is a restock at a later date. View Deal
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: £69.99 @ The Game Collection
The Game Collection started taking pre-orders of the Zelda Joy-Cons today but has since sold out. A restock could happen closer to launch. View Deal
What are The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons
Releasing alongside the HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, these limited edition Joy-Con controllers are the perfect way to celebrate the beloved franchise's 35th anniversary.
The left Joy-Con is modeled after Link’s Hylian Shield, whereas the right is a tribute to the Master Sword. The two most well-known items in the Zelda canon.
While both joy-cons are a brilliant shade of blue, they’re not quite the same shade with the left being slightly lighter than the darker right Joy-Con - if you want a symmetrical colored switch then these probably won’t be for you.
Whether you’ve been playing Zelda games for the last three decades or the most recent title in the series, Breath of the Wild, was your first adventure in Hyrule these Joy-Cons are the perfect addition to your Nintendo Switch.
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