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The Pros and Cons of Joy-Con

The Pros and Cons of Joy-Con
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This has been a very sizable week for Nintendo and the Switch. Nintendo held a live event showing off everything we needed to know about the Switch, and for the most part it was a very positive show. We learned about the price ($299) and launch date (March 3rd) of the Switch. Most news was very promising, but with all good news the’re a few bad pieces as well. Outside of the lacking launch lineup, minus Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo also released some news about the Joy-Con controllers that is not ideal. According to Nintendo, the Nintendo grip that comes bundled in the box will not charge the two Joy-Con controllers. The Joy-Con grip allows you to dock the two Joy-Cons on a mount to mimic a traditional controller. Granted this isn’t that dire, however it is a huge inconvenience that can only be resolved by buying the $75 grip separately. This is of course only if you want it to charge the Joy-Cons while playing with a traditional like controller. To properly charge your Joy-Cons they can be attached to a docked Switch, this will give you the best charge. Each charge will take about 3 and a half hours to complete and give you roughly 20 hours of play time.

We have learned a great deal about the Nintendo Switch since the Treehouse Event that we are still sorting through everything. Regardless, be sure to stick close to MammothGamers.com and follow us on Twitter @Mammoth_Gamers for all the news on the Switch.

Mark Kriska

Mark Kriska is a journalist for Mammoth Gamers. He plays primarily on PlayStation but also plays on Xbox and Nintendo systems. Mark is an all around nerd and if he is not playing games he's watching sports, movies, or TV and if all else fails enjoying a nice book or comic.