Nintendo Switch, what’s in the box? Additional accesories?

Most of you Nintendo fans out there have just like me already pre-ordered your Nintendo Switch. You’ve probably already heard so much about all the additional hardware you are able to purchase. Let’s start with the hardware that is in the box, the things that they deliver in the box your $299 Nintendo Switch:

  • The Nintendo Switch :

  • The Nintendo Switch Dock:

  • 2 Joy-Cons:

  • 2 Joy-Con Wrist Strap:

  • 1 Joy-Con Grip:

  • Adapter:

  • HDMI Cable:

Now that you know what you exactly bought, you’ll be able to decide on what accessories you want to buy additionally. We’ll make a handy list on what accessories are available and give our opinion on what we think would be a good purchase.

  • Joy-Con Chargingdock ($29.99):

  • Additional Joy-Con (one for $49.99, pair for $79.99):

**Either sold by one or in a pair**

  • Switch Pro-Controller ($69.99):

  • Joy-Con Charging Grip ($29.99):

  • 2 Joy-Con Wheels ($14.99):

**Sold in pairs of two**

  • External battery

I will only reccomend these for a long trip if you’re really going to use your Switch as a handheld for when you’re far and long away from home. The exact price will differ depending on how big the battery is. They will range from about $25 to $35.

So as you can see there are a lot of accessories that can be utilised with your Nintendo Switch. They can be a bit pricey though! That’s why we’ll be going over them and see if they’re really worth buying.

So you’re probably going to want an additional controller. Even though you do have 2 Joy-Cons, I think if you really want to play multiplayer locally you’re gonna want two fullfletched controllers. Take for example FIFA or maybe a to be announced Smash, playing that with just half a controllers isn’t gonna feel good. Which means you’re probably going to want to buy either the pro-controller or additional Joy-Cons. But with so many Joy-Cons on hand you’re probably going to need the Charging Grip to A. make it a full-fletched controller and B. to charge them with. Now the charging aspect isn’t as important since the charging time for the Joy-Cons is 3 hours and the play time is 20 hours so you’ll be able to switch them around on the Switch to charge them. Which brings us to the conclusion that a pro-controller will avoid all the hastle. Me personally, I will pick the Pro-Controller over the extra Joy-Con as additional controller. First of, it’s cheaper and second, it’s easier to charge and you don’t need a additional Grip.


The Charging Dock will probably be a bit unnecessary. The Charging Grip is just as expensive and will make another controller with 2 Joy-Cons. As for the Joy-Con Wheels, they will probably be used in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’ll probably be a fun purchase for your kid, who probably plays Mario Kart in motion controls. But for the more advanced player it isn’t in it’s place, that is because the more advanced player will probably play with the joystick instead.

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