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Where to buy limited edition Zelda Joy-Cons

Zelda Joy Cons where to buy
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The February Nintendo Direct included several announcements that has got fans of the iconic Zelda series very excited. 

Not only is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword being remastered in HD for the Nintendo Switch, but releasing alongside the game will be a set of limited edition Joy-Con controllers. 

These Zelda-themed Joy-Cons launch today (July 16) alongside the game itself. While they had been a scarce commodity over the last few months with pre-order selling out in minutes, several retailers have restocked for release day. 

As of 4:31 a.m. ET on July 16,  Target and Best Buy both have The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons in stock. Previously Amazon and Gamestop were taking pre-orders but these retailers have since sold out. 

While initial orders did sell out in mere minutes, more stock has become available now that the release date is here. We also 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. 

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. 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 retailer has now restocked the controllers and they are currently available for $79. 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 advised customers to "check back on release date." This was good advice as Target is once again taking orders of these limited edition Joy-Cons for $79.
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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 at launch. View Deal

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: £69.99 @ Game
The UK's biggest gaming retailer is now sold out of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons. The retailer has already restockde twice, so could have a third wave of stock in the coming days. 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. The retailer did set out of its initial allocation, but it's once again taking orders so get yours in quick. View Deal

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons: £69.85 @ Simply Games
Gaming retailer Simply Games is currently out of stock of the Zelda Joy-Cons. They could restock over the launch weekend, so keep an eye on the listing page. View Deal

What are The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons

Zelda Joy Cons

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Released 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.   

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.