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 10:45 a.m. ET on March 5 there are currently no retailers that are 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. This could change at any time, however.
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 didn't delay, and started taking orders of the limited edition Zelda Joy-Cons almost straight after they were announced. They are currently sold out, but we'll keep an eye out for any additional stock. 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
While US stock sold out in minutes, surprisingly in the UK there haven't been any sightings of the Zelda Joy-Cons yet. Not a single retailer has offered the limited edition controllers for pre-order.
This could indicate that pre-orders won't be made available for gamers in the UK, and instead stock of the controllers will only be up for sale from release day onwards.
It wouldn’t come as a great shock if the controllers end up being exclusive to just those two retailers in the UK, as often GAME works out a deal with suppliers to be the exclusive third-party seller of limited edition products.
We’ll update this article once we receive information about where in the UK these Joy-Cons can be purchased the moment we have it.
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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