Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle With Neon Pink And Green Joy-Cons Snubs U.S. Gamers
Nintendo is hoping to continue fueling its sales success by bundling two of its hottest properties: the Switch and Splatoon 2. The original Splatoon was a surprise hit for the Wii U when it splashed on the scene in 2015, and Nintendo is looking to get all inked again with Splatoon 2, which launches on July 21st.
The new Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Bundle will also be available on July 21st, and not only includes the highly anticipated game, but also some appropriately-themed Joy-Con controllers which come in neon pink and green. Nintendo will also separately sell a matching neon pink and green Pro Controller and Splatoon 2-themed Switch carrying case if you want to go all out in your inky madness.
The Splatoon 2 Joy-Con controllers will also be sold separately, and we have the feeling that they’ll be a hot item that won’t stay in stock long. Take for example the standard grey Joy-Cons — you can easily find them in stock around the web for the regular MSRP of $79.99. The Neon Red and Blue Joy-Cons, however, are always out of stock, and third-party sellers are routinely selling the pair for $100 or more. A similar fate will probably await the Splatoon 2 controllers.
Besides the inevitable price gouging that will likely take place with the Splatoon 2 bundle and its accessories, we have one other bit of bad news to tell you about the upcoming releases: the hardware (at least initially) won’t be available in the United States. Despite the hot-seller status that the Switch has achieved here, Nintendo has only announced that it will introduce this new gear in Europe and Japan.