The Nintendo Switch is considerably more sleek than lots of game consoles and controllers from days gone by. However, the plain color designs for the Joy-Con do leave a little excitement to be desired. Thankfully, devoted fans have been addressing this problem ever since the console’s launch in March, and from their artistic efforts, we already have Nintendo Switch controllers themed around the design schemes of many of Nintendo’s past consoles.

Website ColorWare recently announced their take on Joy-Con with a classic design themed around the Nintendo Entertainment System. The controllers are sold on a first come, first serve basis at the steep price of $199.99. These “Joy-Con Classic” are being sold in a limited number, and the first 25 sold will be individually numbered as well. Nothing looks quite this authentic for an NES-inspired design, so if you are willing to shell out the cash, these retro throwbacks might just be worth picking up.

If you are somewhat fonder of Nintendo’s heyday this century, then this Nintendo GameCube skin might be for you. At a much lower price than the former NES Joy-Con Classic, these skins really pack a punch with the classic GameCube purple, especially for the Switch dock that can be skinned as the front of the original GameCube, controller ports and all.

There are lots of other custom Joy-Con and skins out there too. A quick search on Etsy should show you dozens, if not hundreds, of potential new designs for your new Nintendo system, from SNES-inspired designs to Joy-Con themed around specific Nintendo characters and games.

Have you purchased any Nintendo Switch accessories or skins that have added some style to your system? Or are you still waiting for the ultimate skin of your preference before you buy? Let us know what you would like to see artists for these unofficial Nintendo Switch products create in the comments below!

Source: ColorWare, Etsy

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Eric Zavinski
Hey all! I've been a gamer since I was three. I'm one of those people with gaming so ingrained in them that watching my father play Super Mario 64 is actually my first memory I can recall. I love writing too! I'm writing an original fantasy series that takes place in another universe; it may take some inspiration from some of my favorite franchises. I've been a journalist for a few years, have worked on local and national teams, and have garnered experience assigning stories, editing, writing, interviewing, hosting a television series, running a YouTube channel, and doing other stuff that's more fun to mention in conversation. Bios can drag on. Anyway, I'm super stoked to be a part of the Gamnesia team! Thanks for having me!


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